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8 Unique Brownie Recipes You Can Make in Just 30 Minutes


November 12, 2023

Brownies are very popular, and for good reason. They are full of delicious chocolate flavors that can make any day better. But, while the classic is always a good choice, there are also many special recipes you may not have heard of that are equally delicious in a whole new way. Listed below are some great choices that can easily be made in just half an hour.

S'mores Brownies

(Recipe from allrecipes)

This combination of two chocolate favorites is perfect for mixing things up. Your typical s'mores ingredients add the campfire flavor to the otherwise classic brownies.


  • 1 package of fudge brownie mix (or homemade brownies)
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 6 graham crackers
  • 1 ½ cups of miniature marshmallows
  • 8 bars of milk chocolate, chopped

Bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, and you are ready to enjoy.

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Pumpkin Brownies

(recipe from allrecipes)

The perfect addition to your fall treats, these brownies provide a perfect mix of autumn flavor and the classic signature chocolate of brownies. The nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves make a great fall flavor and a scoop of vanilla makes this pair even more perfect.


  • ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¾ cup of melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups of white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts
  • ¾ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg

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Grasshopper Brownies

(Recipe from NewYorkTimesCooking)

A great combination of mint and chocolate flavors, these brownies are perfect for adding a twist to the classic. They are also great for holiday parties, as they include some peppermint flavor and minty decoration.


  • 8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ⅓ cup of all-purpose flour

For the buttercream:

  • ½ cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons of creme de menthe
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 2 cups of confectioner's sugar

For the ganache:

  • 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate
  • ¼ cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

Make sure to refrigerate the brownies before adding the ganache.

Tropical Coconut Brownies

(Recipe from DinnerthenDessert)

If you are a fan of coconut and chocolate, this is the dessert for you. Complete with shredded coconut, this makes a great blend of tropical and rich chocolate flavor. This treat becomes even better when topped with toasted coconut, creating a deliciously unique flavor.


  • ½ cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup of sweetened shredded coconut, divided between brownies before oven and after

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Waffle Iron Brownies

(Recipe from allrecipes)

These brownies are nothing short of unique with their sweet flavor combined into a genius idea. Simple and quick to make, these brownies are the perfect treat for when you are short on time but want a delicious and chocolatey brownie.


  • ½ cup of butter
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup of chopped pecans (optional)
  • ⅓ cup of confectioner's sugar (for decoration)

Just mix ingredients, cook on a waffle iron, and enjoy!

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Chipotle Cinnamon Brownies

(Recipe from EverydaySouthwest by Candi Elm)

Ever wondered what brownies would taste like with a little spice? Then these brownies are the ones for you. This is the perfect recipe to add a little spicy to the sweet chocolate, giving a little kick at the end of each bite.


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups of white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon of ground chipotle pepper
  • 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate morsels

Combine ingredients and cook at 325 degrees until the center is set.

Dulce De Leche Brownies

(Recipe from RichandDelish)

Providing an extra chocolate flavor to the classic, these brownies are made with caramel-like dulce le leche and are an instant favorite. Easy and quick to make, these brownies are a delicious new take on original fudge brownies.


  • ½ cup of flour
  • ⅓ cup of cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 200 grams of dark chocolate
  • 115 grams of butter
  • 1 cup of Dulce de Leche

Combine and cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Raspberry Brownies

(Recipe from noracooks)

These brownies make a great chocolate fruit mix. The tart flavor of raspberries combined with the sweetness of chocolate makes this a perfect fudge brownie recipe. They are perfect for just about any occasion from Valentine's Day to a summer day.


  • ½ cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips

Combine and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

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Brownies have always been a great treat on any day and these recipes are a great take on that classic, with new flavors incorporated into that timeless chocolate. I hope these recipes help add a twist to your brownies on any occasion, whether that be a gloomy day in which these are very much needed or a holiday with the family.

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