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The Best Triple Chocolate Mudslide Brownies

I know what you’re thinking. Does the world need another brownie recipe? Well let me know your answer after you’ve baked a batch of my best triple chocolate mudslide brownies. Starring melted chocolate, pure cocoa powder and more chocolate chips – these brownies are seriously chocolatey to say the least, speckled with the gentle crunch of toasted walnuts.

The Key to the Best Brownie Recipe

The order in which the steps are listed below hold the secret to getting the texture right, making the difference between simply-good brownies and the best brownie recipe. It’s all about treating the eggs and the sugar separately. Turns out, if you whip the eggs first, then slowly add the sugar and continue beating long and hard enough – the brownies will emerge from the oven with a lofty lift and shiny crinkly tops just begging to be papped for the ‘gram.

I know what you’re going to ask and sadly, the answer is no. You can’t make this particular recipe for the best brownies without eggs. As highlighted in the recipe below – whipped eggs are what give structure and shape to these thick and chunky brownies. If you’re looking to bake an eggless batch, do have a gander at these recipes for: classic chocolate and Nutella brownies or eggless crinkle top brownies.

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More tips for baking the best brownies: Keep a watchful eye on the timer, as you want to remove the brownies when a toothpick or knife plunged in the centre will emerge just a bit moist, with a few fudgy crumbs attached. Speaking woefully from experience, it’s all too easy to over-bake these brownies, losing the gooeyness if you do.

Lastly, let the brownies cool down completely before slicing them (generously). While the recipe calls for you to be gentle when folding in the melted chocolate and dry ingredients, you can be as savage as you like when tearing into these!

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Triple Chocolate Mudslide Brownies

Ayushi Gupta-Mehra | The Foodie Diaries
Using melted chocolate, pure cocoa powder and chocolate chips are all smart moves that add up to seriously chocolatey brownies. Thick and chunky, they’re as rich as you could wish for and brandished with a craveably-crinkled crust too!
5 from 8 votes
Course Dessert
Servings 9 brownies


  • ½ cup unsalted butter (if using salted butter, omit adding salt separately)
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp chopped dark chocolate (you can also use chocolate chips)
  • ¾ cup caster sugar (increase up to 1 cup depending on preferred sweetness)
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped and toasted until fragrant
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (We used Bean to Buttons Baking Chocolate Chips)


  • Preheat oven to 175°C and prep an 8 inch square pan by greasing and lining it with parchment paper. Leave an overhang of the parchment paper on two opposite sides so you can easily lift out the brownies in a “sling”
  • Create a double boiler to melt the chocolate and butter: heat about 2 inches of water in a saucepan. Once simmering, reduce the heat to medium low and add a heat-proof mixing bowl on top (placing it carefully so that the base is not touching the water). Add the chopped chocolate and butter, stirring regularly until melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from heat and give it a good stir to make sure that this mixture is evenly melted and completely smooth. Set aside to cool.
  • Beat the eggs (preferably using a hand or electric mixer) until they start to froth. Then, slowly add the sugar (over the span of 30 seconds to 1 minute or so) whilst continuing to beat the eggs with the mixer. Continue beating until this wet mixture has an almost creamy consistency. Mix in the vanilla.
  • Check the melted butter and chocolate mixture to make sure that it’s now lukewarm (not hot) before stirring it into the eggs and sugar mixture.
  • Now sift in the flour, cocoa powder and salt; and fold these dry ingredients into your wet mixture until just combined. You can do so using a rubber spatula, or stir it in at low speed using a hand-held mixer.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips and toasted walnuts too. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the pan, smoothening out the surface with an offset spatula. Press a few more chocolate chips onto the top and pop the pan in the oven to bake for 18 – 20 minutes or so.

Tips fo getting the timing right

  • Remove the brownies when the centre is just about set to touch. A toothpick inserted in the middle will come out moist, with a few fudgy crumbs attached. Remember that the brownies will continue baking when out of the oven, so it’s always better to under-bake in the oven than over-bake if you don’t want dry brownies.
  • Let the pan cool on a wire rack for 5 – 10 minutes before removing the parchment paper with the sling. Let the brownies completely cool down on a flat surface before slicing with a sharp (serrated) knife. Enjoy.
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  • While these brownies are rich, they are not very sweet. If you prefer your brownies on the sweeter side, you can increase the caster sugar by 2 – 4 tbsp (up to 1 cup).
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  1. Neha

    Hi! I read your blog for the first time and I must say it is BEAUTIFUL. The presentation, the photos, your fun writing style, it’s all perfect! Loved this recipe too! ❤

  2. VM

    Hi. The recipe is awesome. Can pl mention which dark chocolate have you used and what is the % of the dark chocolate component.
    Is it 50% dark or 45%

    1. Disha

      5 stars
      These are the BEST brownie recipes, I have never been able to achieve a nice crust and I was elated when I saw these brownies come out of the oven ! Can’t wait to try many more recipes 🙂

  3. Dinah

    5 stars
    Loved the rich dense texture.. U get to bite into that beautiful light cracked crust and then rich chocolate brownie.
    Ur recipes always give that beautiful crinkled top

  4. P Prasad

    5 stars
    Tried your recipe and was very happy with the results. The brownies turned out moist, fudgy and very chocolatey. Thank you for the lovely recipe. Will be making it again and again. It would be great, however, if you could give metric measurements as cup sizes can differ.

  5. Sneha

    5 stars
    My baking is the worst. So many failed attempts at making brownies. So this was like my last efforts and they turned out ahmazing. Had to bake them longer bcos maybe my oven is different. Bt th end result is simply DElicious!!! I wish i cud attach th photo 😍
    I used 3 regular egg instead of 2 large
    1 used 1/4cup brown + 1/4 cup regular sugar and 1/4 cup coco powder bcos i dnt like the brownies too sweet
    Also no salt bcos i used regular butter

  6. Prachi Agarkar

    5 stars
    Best Brownies ever.

    I love all the recipes by the author Ayushi. I make sure I follow all the minute details as suggested in the recipe. These brownies turned out so good, with the perfect crinkle top & fudgy on the inside. You will be addicted once you make these.

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