Fudgy, Spicy Cinnamon Chile Brownies
These firm and rich brownies are full of smoky dark chocolate, along with Saigon cinnamon and guajillo chiles. A bit of salt helps balance the sweetness for a crowdpleasing dessert.
S'mores Brownie Bars
These brownies have an intense bittersweet chocolate layer between a graham cracker crust and the toasted mini-marshmallow topping. The dark chocolate center curbs the over-the-top sweetness that candy bar milk chocolate normally lends the classic kid dessert.
Alpine Mint Brownies
This recipe is adapted from the Baked cookbook—the resulting brownies are a little like Andes mints in brownie form. (They're cooling and minty, but yes, you still have to brush your teeth after.)
Cherry Chocolate Brownies
These gooey brownies, which are studded with plump dried cherries, are just the right easy dessert for wooing your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
Chocolate Truffle Brownie Bites
These brownies are baked in muffin cups for the perfect creamy center. The recipe calls for almost a full pound of chocolate and only a tablespoon of flour—these are not for the faint of heart.
Brownie Upside-Down Brownies
Sometimes you're looking for a total brownie overload, and these will do the trick. Starting with a buttery brown sugar base, a layer of bite-sized brownies is then coated with brownie batter, baked and then flipped over.
Nick Malgieri's Truffle Brownies
It's important not to overmix these fudgy brownies—you don't want to introduce a lot of air into the batter. Brown sugar adds a subtle, rich flavor to these, and they're best without nuts so nothing gets in the way of focusing on the intense chocolate base.
Blondies or brownies? You don't have to choose between these bar cookie classics. The secret is to bake the brownie batter for a bit first so that both layers will be cooked properly at the same time.
Goat Cheese Brownies
These unconventional brownies have just a bit of goaty flavor from the inclusion of chèvre and goat butter. They have a lovely, almost meltingly soft texture.