Ultimate Gooey Brownies

By Tessa Arias
  |  
June 10th, 2014
4.08 from 14 votes
4.08 from 14 votes

Ultimate Gooey Brownies are ridiculously tall, chocolaty, ooey, and gooey with a thick layer of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate in the middle!

Yield: 16 brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: The stuff chocoholics dream about.
Texture: Well, that’s the best part about these brownies! Ooey, gooey, fudgy, with chewy edges. Gimmmmeeee.
Ease: Easy peasy, but you’ll dirty maybe a few more dishes than with a typical brownie recipe.
Appearance: I mean, c’mon. Who could resist??
Pros: Amazing twist on an already perfect brownie recipe. A little braggy, I know, but I gotta be honest!
Cons: Not even remotely diet-friendly. Sorry (not sorry).
Would I make this again? Yes.

Ultimate Gooey Brownies

Oh my god, you guys. This recipe is ridiculous. Like straight up insanity. This is what happened when I denied a craving for brownies for a week straight. I suddenly found myself in the kitchen pulling together all the ingredients to make my Ultimate Brownie recipe (which took 6 batches to perfect) when I decided I wanted to switch things up a bit, kick the recipe up a notch if even possible.

Ultimate Gooey Brownies - ridiculously amazing!

I snooped around my stash of baking goodies and found a bag of peanut butter chips. Seemed promising, but I was nearly out of peanut butter so that wouldn’t go far. I had plenty of other chips and mix-ins but I wanted to do something a little more special. I remembered seeing something about adding sweetened condensed milk in between two layers of brownie batter before baking on Pinterest and was suddenly on this Ultimate Gooey Brownies adventure.

Ultimate Gooey Brownies

The adventure resulted in something so amazing and wonderful I just had to share as soon as I could. If you love chocolate, if you love brownies, if you love ooey and gooey, you’re going to die over these Ultimate Gooey Brownies. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Ultimate Gooey Brownies

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Ultimate Gooey Brownies

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Ultimate Gooey Brownies
Ultimate Gooey Brownies
Ultimate Gooey Brownies

RECIPE UPDATE

Please take a look at the note within the recipe. After many mixed comments (some readers loving the recipe, others saying it was a failure) I went back into the kitchen for some further testing to see if there really was a problem. Unfortunately, I was unable to replicate the bad results however I’ve made some changes to the recipe detailed in the notes that should fix any problems that folks might be having. Thanks for all the feedback friends, my goal is to always share the best recipes possible and I couldn’t do it without you!

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4.08 from 14 votes

How to make
Ultimate Gooey Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Inactive Time 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Ultimate Gooey Brownies are ridiculously tall, chocolaty, ooey, and gooey with a thick layer of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate in the middle!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup chocolate chips, butter, and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir. Continue heating in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth but not scorched. Remove from the microwave and let cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed until light and thick, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula. Add the flour and salt, folding gently until well combined. Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining cup of chocolate chips and pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top. Pour the remaining batter over. Return to oven and bake for about 35 minutes, or until a tester comes out with moist crumbs still attached. Do not overbake. Let cool to room temperature then place in the fridge to chill. The brownies are easiest to cut when chilled and can be served chilled, at room temperature, or warmed in the microwave.

Recipe Notes

Due to several readers experiencing issues with the brownies not baking or setting properly, I've added to the recipe an extra baking step to ensure that bottom layer will set and I've also slightly reduced the amount of condensed milk.
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : American
Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Tina Kaufman — May 1, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    I shall try to make them. Have you ever made pot brownies before??

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    Megan Bryant — March 16, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    These brownies are so delicious. They are so fudgie and rich. They are a bit delicate, and almost fall apart a bit but it’s just because of how moist and rich they are. I didn’t have the unsweetened chocolate so I just used and additional cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. I also added a quarter cup of sifted cocoa powder to the flour, a shot of espresso to the egg mixture and walnuts in the middle layer. Omg so goooood

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      Tessa — March 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

      Wow, that sounds amazing Megan! So glad you enjoyed these brownies.

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    Bill Rausch — March 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

    I found the result to be a bit grainy due to the heavy use of baking chocolate. Great dark chocolate flavor but weird texture. Since it was the first time I just baked them the 35 min recommended but might dial that back if I try again. There was no evap milk spilling out of them so I guess that was just for the photo op. Wondering if a bit of oil might help the texture?

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    Linda hunter — February 28, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Why can’t you just give the recipe without all the faff that I really don’t want to know

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      Tessa — March 1, 2021 at 11:40 am

      Hi Linda, I think you might have missed the red “jump to recipe” button at the top of the page! Feel free to click that and you’ll be taken straight away to the recipe. Enjoy!

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    Mary — October 14, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Sooooo so delicious! Definitely the best brownie EVER! Had a blast making it 🙂

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    Taman Hoang — October 12, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Do these freeze well or can I chill them for a few days in the fridge?

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    Daisy — September 26, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Looks so amazing! I need a super fast idea fro brownies. Going to attempt this with box brownie lol Thank you for this amazing idea!

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    Daisy — September 26, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Looks so amazing! I need a super fast idea fro brownies. Going to attempt this with box brownie lol Thank you for this amazing idea!

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    Kelly — July 27, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Amazing! I just can’t print the recipe.

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