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Salted Fudge Brownies

Written by: Caroline Edwards of chocolate & carrots

When you think of fudgy brownies, salty isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Traditionally, you add salt to the brownie batter so that the salt helps accentuate the chocolate flavor. This time, all of the salt is sprinkled on the top. This creates a crunchy and salty crust on top of the brownies.

This is a very good idea. Trust me.

Homemade brownies are always so much better than boxed mix, but adding this layer of salt to the tops just pops. It reminds me a lot of the dark chocolate almonds with raw sugar and sea salt that Trader Joe’s sells. So good!

Have you ever tried a salted fudge brownie?

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Salted Fudge Brownies

Salted Fudge Brownies

Yield: 8" x 8" pan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Salty and crunchy topping with a fudgy brownie underneath.


  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (I used 90%, but you could also use baker's chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used Hershey's special dark)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Set aside a parchment paper or non-stick foil covered 8" x 8" pan.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and dark chocolate together. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder.
  3. One by one, whisk in the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and flour until combined. Pour into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top evenly with the sea salt.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked on the outside edges and still fudgy if a cake tester is inserted. Allow to cool for at least 1 hour before cutting.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 306Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 77mgSodium 113mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 2gSugar 34gProtein 3g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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The Ninja Baker

Thursday 25th of July 2013

Perhaps salted caramel desserts will soon be out of fashion because Caroline has introduced the world to brownies with salted tops! Thank you for this innovative idea and recipe, Caroline and Katie =)


Wednesday 24th of July 2013

Love the combination of salty and sweet! Add some Carmel and I'm in heaven :)


Wednesday 24th of July 2013

Amazing! These look like the PERFECT dessert! :)

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Wednesday 24th of July 2013

These brownies looks truly perfect!

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

Wednesday 24th of July 2013

Brownies are my weakness so I am all over these!

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