Fudge or Brownie?

Fudge or Brownie? by

Susan Murray


Shopping List

  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsifted flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chopped
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tblsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tblsp water



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9”x 9” baking pan
  2. Melt the chocolate and the butter in the microwave at 50% power for 6-8 minutes depending on the strength of your microwave.
  3. While the chocolate is melting, prepare the other ingredients.
  4. Mix together the eggs, sugar and vanilla, beating them together for a minute or two until they have thickened and lightened in color a bit.
  5. Chop the pecans and measure your dry ingredients.
  6. Once the chocolate has melted, add it to the eggs mixture and stir. Stir in the flour and salt followed by the nuts. Mix until just blended. (This will make a fudgey brownie, beat together for two minutes for a cakelike brownie)
  7. Bake the brownies in the prepared pan until just done. In my oven this takes 22 minutes. Center should be set and a toothpick inserted two inches from the side should come out clean or mostly clean. Be careful not to overcook them.
  8. While the brownies are still warm spread them with the topping.
  9. Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Add the water and sugar and stir until smooth. Spread over the still warm brownies and sprinkle with the chocolate nibs using more if you like it very crunchy.