Salted Fudge Brownies

I’ve been loving the sweet and salty combo lately.  You might remember these Seven Layer Bacon Bars I made last week.  This time, I decided to make some Salted Chocolate Brownies.  Nothing is more delicious than a chewy, homemade brownie – except if you add a touch of sea salt on top!  A sprinkling of sea salt gives these brownies an incredible flavor.  Once again, fireworks will go off in your mouth when you taste the chocolate and salt combo.  These are perfect to share with your friends, co-workers, family or keep all to yourself.

What is your favorite sweet and salty combo?


  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt, plus extra for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9-inch square metal cake pan with foil, draping the foil over the edges. Lightly butter the foil.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Whisking them in one at a time until thoroughly incorporated, add the cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the batter. Using a butter knife, swirl the salt into the batter.
  3. Bake the fudge brownies in the center of the oven for about 35 minutes, until the edge is set but the center is still a bit soft and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out coated with a little of the batter.  Sprinkle the warm brownies with a pinch of sea salt and let cool at room temperature in the pan for 1 hour, then refrigerate just until they are firm, about 1 hour. Lift the brownies from the pan and peel off the foil. Cut the brownies into 16 squares. Serve at room temperature.  Make Ahead The salted fudge brownies can be refrigerated for up to 3 days, and frozen for up to 1 month.
*Food and Wine


Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

21 responses to “Salted Fudge Brownies

  1. I love the sweet and salty combo! I bet these taste delicious! 🙂

  2. Those brownies sure look chewy and I can’t wait to try those *fireworks* reaction once I’ve sprinkled some salt on it too, haha!

  3. Love this flavor combo! I like to add pretzels to desserts too.

  4. Your brownies look so soft and perfectly chewy and LOVE salt with chocolate, just like you. I have to admit I made chocolate-bacon macarons which I was so overcome, I ate most of them myself. Hubby wasn’t so keen, but then I perhaps shouldn’t have told him the ingredients! 🙂

  5. Seven layer bacon bars? Salted fudge brownies? Don’t you know it’s swimsuit season? You’re killing me with all this temptation! These look amazing.

  6. Yup yup yup… these are dangerous for me 🙂

  7. You had me at salted fudge. These brownies are fantastic-thanks for a delicious recipe.

  8. Those look so good, and I love your recipe! Wonderful and delicious looking!

  9. These look gorgeous! The salty and sweet together is a winning combination!

  10. I haven’t made any brownies for a while and yours look very tempting. Guess you preshed the right button cuz I will have to make them asap!

  11. Tes

    Wow they looks so fudgy and gooey 🙂 I love brownie and now I feel like baking it 🙂

  12. I am obsessed with sweet and salty- these look amazing!

  13. Oh I could do with a couple of these right now!

  14. These brownies look heavenly! I just got some dark chocolate peanut butter. I have been eating nonstop with preztel rods. Such a great snack!

  15. These look so delicious! 🙂

  16. Looks great! I was so hesitant to try the sweet-savory combination before, but the more I do it, the more I like it!

  17. Oh. My. Goodness. Are you trying to kill me? Because I could jump into my computer right now and devour those. 🙂

    I love the salty-sweet combo. My secret once-every-few-years treat is to dip French fries in a Wendy’s Frosty. Yeah, I’m totally low-brow. 😉

  18. These sound rich and amazing! They look heavenly!

  19. Salted Fudge… that’s all you have to say for my mouth to start watering. DELISH!

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