Ben & Jerry’s super fudge brownies

If you’re a fan of any of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors with the brownies, you’re in luck! Because this is the fudge brownie recipe that they use!

This past summer, we made a few trips to the beach. My husband was swimming in some open-water races, so Addie and I went to cheer him on. While we were at the beach, we got to enjoy some ice cream.

We used to have a Ben & Jerry’s store in town, but it closed many years ago. So the only way we can get it is either at a grocery store or with a visit to the beach. I am happy to report that we were able to enjoy some Ben & Jerry’s while at the beach this summer. And I had almost forgotten how much I love their ice creams since I don’t purchase the pints very often.

One of my favorite add-ins are their brownies. They are thick, chewy and go perfectly with the ice cream. I was lucky enough to find the recipe in the Ben & Jerry’s cookbook and had to recreate it.

While I liked the brownies, they didn’t feel chocolate-y enough. I can see how they would go well as an add-in for ice cream. The brownies felt a bit thin, but I halved the recipe below so perhaps it would have been better if I had used the entire recipe. Regardless, they are definitely very fudge-like and fun to snack on!

Ben & Jerry's super fudge brownies

This super fudge brownie recipe comes from the official Ben & Jerry's cookbook
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars, Brownies
Servings: 32
Author: Eva Bakes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease or line a standard 13"x9" baking pan and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave or over a double boiler. Mix well and allow to cool to room temperature. You can speed this up by placing the bowl in the refrigerator, but don't allow it to solidify.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, beat the eggs and salt together on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Slowly add in the sugar and vanilla. Then add the chocolate mixture.
  • Turn your mixer to low and gently fold in the flour and mix until everything just comes together. Do not over mix.
  • Transfer the batter to your prepared pan and bake in your preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center may come up with a bit of wet batter, and that's OK.
  • Allow the brownies to cool before serving.

Notes

Leftover brownies should be stored, covered, in an airtight container or at room temperature. They are a fantastic add-in for ice cream!
Source: Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book, by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

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