Chowhounds are crazy for Ina Garten’s super-rich outrageous brownies, made with a pound of butter and a pound and a half of chocolate. Funwithfood recommends cutting them into half-inch squares and freezing extras.

cleopatra999 calls these triple-chocolate fudge brownies fantastic and really fudgy. The brownies from Bouchon bakery are not too sweet, super dark, and really moist, says sweet ginger

chowser recommends thick, fudgy man-catcher brownies, chewy supernatural brownies, and for a bittersweet, adult flavor, CHOW’s Intense Brownies, in which she uses a teaspoon of finely ground coffee instead of a teaspoon of brewed espresso.

Several hounds say their favorites are made from Trader Joe’s Truffle Brownie Mix. “That box mix makes some of the best brownies I’ve ever had,” confesses jencounter. coll adds a spoonful each Kahlua and instant espresso powder to the mix. Querencia glazes them: Combine 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup milk, and 1/3 cup butter in a saucepan, bring to a boil, boil for a minute, stirring, then take off the heat and stir in 1 cup chocolate chips until melted. Pour over hot brownies—it’ll set as they cool.

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