oreo brownies with pieces of oreo cookies
February 25, 2021

The Brownie Encyclopedia

As brownie connoisseurs, we put together our favorite different brownies recipes to level up your basic brownies. Grab our favorite fun brownie recipes from the around the blog!

February 25, 2021
The Brownie Encyclopedia
oreo brownies with pieces of oreo cookies

As brownie connoisseurs, we put together our favorite different brownies recipes to level up your basic brownies. Grab our favorite fun brownie recipes from the around the blog!

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The Brownie Encyclopedia

Introducing every single brownie recipe you’ll ever need curated by your favorite brownie connoisseurs. Read on for our favorite classic brownie recipes, different brownie recipes, cheesecake brownie recipes and everything in between.

oreo brownies with pieces of oreo cookies

Classic brownies, different brownies, easy brownies, cheesecake brownies… we have every single brownie recipe you’ll ever need

For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sarah, and I am obsessed with brownies. If it were up to me, Broma Bakery would be a brownie baking blog. All brownies, all the time. Brownies are the perfect dessert. Everyone loves chocolate. Everyone. And what’s better than a fudgy brownie? The only thing I can think of is a brownie plus something else. Like cheesecake. Or peanut butter.

So this post is basically my life’s work. Your favorite brownie connoisseurs (ie: me), have rounded up my all time favorite brownie recipes so that you never find yourself in a brownie rut. While a classic brownie always hits home in my opinion, sometimes it’s fun to switch it up with a different brownie recipe. And I have tons of them for you.


All the different brownie recipes you’ll ever need

Consider this your brownie encyclopedia. From fudgy brownies to cakey brownies to loaded s’mores brownies and everything in between, you’ll find all the different brownie recipes you’ll ever need right here!

  1. Classic brownie Recipes
  2. Unique Brownie Recipes
  3. Cheesecake Brownie Recipes
  4. Healthy Brownie Recipes

Classic Brownie Recipes

Here are the three basic brownie recipes you’ll need. These are our favorite brownie recipes to build off of for all our brownie recipe iterations. They’re perfect for adding in some stir-ins, topping with decadent layers of coconut or peanut butter, or swirled with cheesecake or peanut butter.

1. The Best Brownies

These easy brownies are the perfect mixture between fudgy and cakey. You’ll love these uber chocolatey fudgy brownies for any occasion. They’re our tried and true classic brownie recipe.

Fudgy AND cakey brownies to satisfy anyone's craving. This step by step recipe breaks down exactly how to make the best brownie ever.

2. Better than Boxed Brownies

A one-bowl wonder that tastes waaay better than boxed brownies. You’ll never reach for another boxed brownie mix again with these homemade box brownies!

3. How to Make Boxed Brownies Better

Sometimes even the most experienced bakers feel lazy. And sometimes there’s nothing better than whipping up a quick boxed brownie mix. But, of course, we like putting our individual spin on things. So we put together all the ways to make boxed brownies better on those days when you want something sweet to snack on, but don’t have the time or energy to make something from scratch.

Lazy Girl Boxed Brownies: aka how to make boxed brownies better when you're feeling lazy but still want a delicious dessert

Different Brownie Recipes

When you’re looking to level up those classic brownie to something a little more special, here’s where these fun brownie recipes come in. They’re unique, crowd pleasing, and show stopping. I  think you’ll love every single one.

1. Snickers Brownies

A four layered Snickers Brownies recipe made with peanut butter nougat, caramel, peanuts, and rich dark chocolate. Surprisingly easy to make, and even easier to eat! Talk about a crowd-pleaser.

stack of snickers brownies with gooey caramel

2. Buckeye Brownies

These decadent Buckeye Brownies are thick, fudgy brownies topped with a salty-sweet peanut butter topping and chocolate ganache. They’re seriously amazing!

3. Cosmic Brownies

These fudgy Cosmic Brownies will take you back to your childhood and straight to those chocolatey intergalactic brownies in your lunchbox. These might even be better than the original Little Debbie’s brownies!

fudgy brownies with candy chocolate sprinkles and a bite taken out of it

4. Cookie Butter Brownies

I’m constantly dreaming up new ways to get my brownie on, and these cookie butter swirled brownies are one of my favorite creations. Thick af chewy brownies swirled with thick ribbons of perfectly sweet cookie butter… DROOL.

cookie butter brownies with a stack of cookies and cookie crumbs

5. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Brownies

Say hello to chocolate covered pretzel brownies AKA the salty-sweet brownie of your dreams. These fudgy brownies are loaded with chocolate covered pretzels for the ultimate fun brownies for any occasion!

chocolate covered pretzel brownies

6. Salted Caramel Brownies

A luxurious cocoa brownie topped with caramel-filled chocolate makes for a perfect treat any day of the week. Plus they come together in less than an hour!

A luxurious cocoa brownie topped with caramel-filled chocolate makes for a perfect treat any day of the week. Comes together in less than an hour!

7. Samoas Brownies

These Samoas Brownies are exactly what you’d expect: a rich chocolatey base, topped with our favorite caramel, desiccated coconut and a chocolate drizzle. Dare I say they are better than the Girl Scout Cookies.

I do.

Samoas brownies AKA fudgy brownies topped with homemade coconut caramel sauce and drizzled with chocolate. Perfect for any Girl Scout cookie lover!

8. Halva Brownies

Halva is delicious on its own, but it is UNREAL in brownies. The fudgy, super chocolatey richness of the brownies is perfectly complemented by the sweet, sesame flavor of the halva. Match made in heaven. Not sure what halva is? Check out this recipe and read all about this sweet sesame confection.

Introducing Halva Brownies AKA thick fudgy brownies swirled with ribbons of halva, my favorite middle eastern confection. Think tahini brownies, but better!

9. Beer Brownies

Okay, so this brownie recipe is actually not mine, it’s from my fiend Christina Lane’s cookbook Sweet and Simple: Dessert for Two. But… you guys, BEER BROWNIES. Yes, like brownies, with beer in them. And on them, because beer frosting. BEER FROSTING, GUYS. BEER. FROSTING. Genius.

Rich and fudgy Beer Brownies topped with a beer frosting. My life is complete.



10. Trail Mix Brownies

A fudgy brownie topped with salty-sweet, crunchy trail mix? Heck yeah These easy brownies pack in plenty of fun textures and salty-sweet flavors.

When you're hungry, The Munchies Brownies got you covered: fudgy brownies topped with a sweet and salty combination of pretzels, peanuts, chocolate, potato chips, caramel, and sea salt!

11. S’mores Brownies

Like, who doesn’t want a fluffy marshmallow-topped brownie for every meal of the day? I mean…I CERTAINLY DO. Made wtih 3 decadent layers of graham crackers, brownies, and gooey marshmallow, these s’mores brownies are the perfect different brownies to whip up when you’re looking for a fun alternative.

The most epic Smores Brownies ever: a fudgy dark chocolate brownie with a thick layer of toasted marshmallow fluff, all atop a graham cracker crust.

12. Loaded Oreo Brownies

World, meet Oreo brownies AKA the most decadent, delicious and fudgy brownies loaded with Oreo pieces. They’re easy, simple and a major crowdpleaser!

oreo brownies cut into square

13. Rocky Road Brownies

Marshmallows + peanuts + brownies…what’s not to like? These decadent rocky road brownies are the perfect salty sweet treat and they’re super easy to make.

fudgy rocky road brownies

14. Pecan Pie Brownies

Add a little chocolate into your classic Thanksgiving dessert spread with these pecan pie brownies. They’re fudgy, nutty, and the perfect decadent treat to whip up for the holidays or anytime!

pecan pie brownies

Cheesecake Brownies

If there’s one thing I love more than brownies, it’s cheesecake. So why not take two good things and smash them together into a scrumptious, decadent bar. We have a few different brownie recipes for cheesecake brownies and I think you’ll love them all 🙂

1. Cheesecake Brownies

Why choose between cheesecake and brownies when you can have BOTH? This cheesecake brownies recipe is fudgy, decadent, and super easy to make!

cheesecake brownies on marble counter

2. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

I know red velvet cake is just a chocolate cake with food coloring in it, but there’s something about it that never fails to disappoint. Similarly, these red velvet cheesecake brownies are absolute show stoppers. The creamy cheesecake topping combined with the fudgy chocolate brownie makes for a dessert you absolutely need second helpings of.

3. Black Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

BLACK CHERRY CHEESECAKE BROWNIES. I mean honestly the only thing better than a brownie is a brownie used as a base for cheesecake. And the only thing better than that is adding in a homemade black cherry swirl. YUM.

Black Cherry Cheesecake Brownies so rich and delicious you won't be able to stop at just one! Made with a black cherry swirl and fudgy brownie bottom.

4. Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

Think dense, fudgy brownies topped with tangy cheesecake and swirled tart blackberries. They’re super easy to make and an absolutely show stopping dessert.

Blackberry cheesecake brownies that will have everyone begging for seconds

Healthy Brownie Recipes

And for the final category, sometimes you want a brownie, but also want to be kind of healthy about it. I feel ya. Which is why we have. few healthier brownie recipes on the site to round ou the brownie encyclopedia

1. Secretly Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies

Would you believe me if I told you these fudgy, decadent, rich, chocolatey brownies were…healthy? I KNOW. These sweet potato brownies are gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, and every bit as tasty as a regular ol’ brownies. Happy healthy brownie eating!

fudgy healthy brownies

2. Low Calorie Brownies

Chocolate brownies with only 37 calories per serving? It’s true! These low-calorie brownies are super rich and fudgy and are easily customized.

low calorie brownies

3. Raw Vegan Fudge Brownies

Now don’t get it twisted, these brownies are still super decadent. They’re not made with 2 grams of sugar and 5% of your daily fat. They’re brownies. As they should be. They’re just made with these more alternative ingredients to satisfy all diet-friendly tastebuds 🙂

The most epic Raw Vegan Fudge Brownies that have this non-vegan questioning EVERYTHING. Bonus: they're gluten free and refined sugar free, too!

Happy brownie baking, lovebugs. And more importantly, happy brownie eating 🙂


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  1. Wow! Which one to make first? I don’t know how to decide! I wish your brownie recipes were in a hardcover cook book! ( easier for me to drool over and decide)