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BHG Fudge Brownies


I got these from an old cookbook, have been using this recipe for decades and it's always a hit.













Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


½ cup butter
or margarine, melted
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup walnuts
chopped, optional


Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

In medium saucepan melt butter and chocolate.

Remove from heat; stir in sugar.

Blend in eggs one at a time.

Add vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts; mix well.

Spread in greased 8x8x2-inch pan.

Bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 30 minutes.

Be careful not to overbake. Cool completely.

Cut into 16 squares.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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I believe this recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (the one with the red and white plaid cover) which I got in 1964. I used this recipe all through the years while raising my boys. This is the BEST brownie recipe ever! I only baked the brownies fo 27 minutes so they remained fudgy and incredibly delicious!

over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing-I also made these for my kids growing up. So often I knew it by heart. Sadly- they're grown, the cookbook is who knows where and I'm happy to make them again.

over 5 years ago

Thank you for posting this recipe! This is the recipe I grew up with, my mother made these and I have never found a better recipe.

almost 5 years ago

I've been making these brownies for thirty years. Wouldn't dream of using another recipe. The page this recipe resides in my BHG red and white checkered cookbook is completely falling apart :)

almost 5 years ago

I still have that well worn old plaid cookbook. I've made thousands of brownies from its recipe for my children and a lot of brownies became gifts to friends and family. Bunches of them went to college friends of my children! That cookbook was one of my wedding gifts 61 years ago. I had never cooked when I married so that book was a well used life saver.

about 4 years ago

I agree with previous comments that this is the easiest recipe that results in such delicious brownies. They're extra yummy slightly warmed and topped with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. I have the same cookbook and it's been my go-to cookbook for well over 40 years. It has recipes I've made countless times. My book is falling apart, too!

about 4 years ago

I can’t believe it! I’ve been looking for this recipe for the longest time . I grew up in the 1950’s and my mother always made these . I had the recipe and then lost it not long after my mother died. I can’t wait to make them! THANK YOU!

about 3 years ago

I still have my mothers old red plaid cookbook and my granny made these brownies among so many other yummy things found in that book. My page 151 is missing and that's the page these brownies are on! Ty for posting! I'm baking them right now with my 4yr old son.

over 2 years ago

My favorite brownie receipe. Been making these since the 70s. SSOOO GGOOODD11

over 2 years ago

Soo happy I found this recipe! I had the original recipe in the cookbook I had from 1972. Made these so many times. A few years ago I gave the cookbook away before we moved. Finally, I’m back to the original after trying a few not-so-good recipes. MY FAMILY LOVES THESE!

almost 2 years ago

Claudia Harju

Best brownies ever, my mom’s BHG from the 40s had this recipe and mine from 1972 had it too. I’ve never made another kind of brownie and the ingredients are always in my pantry for a last minute dessert!

over 1 year ago

I love this recipe! Sometimes, for a delicious twist, I substitute half the butter with peanut butter. Still bakes the same way and is really yummy!

12 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 38g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16454% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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