Chocolate

A slab of pumpkin seven layer bars cut into ten pieces on a wooden board.

Pumpkin Spice Seven Layer Bars

We’d be happy to tuck into these layers of messy goodness any time, any place. Thanksgiving or Fourth of July, makes no difference to us. Or anyone we know who’s experienced them.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A metal baking pan of gluten free brownies with one piece missing

Gluten-Free Brownies

These are, quite frankly, as fudgy and rich as the real deal. Despite being flourless. Swear. Make a batch and see if anyone can tell the difference.

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  • 45 M
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Squares of chocolate chip brownies on a white marble surface.

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Slightly sweet, fudgy, and full of bittersweet chocolatey goodness. Certain to satisfy both the kid and the grown-up in your house—and in you.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
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A batch of Rose Levy Beranbaum's fudge brownies cut into 16 squares, with two missing and a knife resting beside.

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate-y, appropriately (and not too) rich, just sweet enough, and the entire surface blanketed with that coveted crackly surface. Let the love affair commence.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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A tray of s'mores brownies with a spatula resting inside and several brownies missing.

S’mores Brownies

Chewy, gooey, and chocolatey, these crackly topped brownies buried beneath slightly charred marshmallow are the ideal balance of cakey, fudgy, and nostalgia-inducing messiness.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
Eight triangle shaped pieces of nutella brownie.

Nutella Brownies

And, on the eighth day, there was gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). Namely, hazelnuts harmoniously cozying up to chocolate. Aka Nutella. And the world has been a more glorious place ever since.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A parchment-lined square pan filled with pecan-studded best brownies.

David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

“Best brownies” is a bold assertion. Yet these merit exactly that distinction. Shatteringly crisp on top, fudgy in the center, and intensely chocolatey through and through.

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  • 30 M
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Chocolate fudge pops with popsicle sticks melting on a white surface.

Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they’re made from cocoa, coconut milk, and honey, so don’t give a second thought to indulging in them.

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  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 18
A metal shaker filled with egg cream.

Egg Cream

A soda fountain classic made with neither egg nor cream, this classic quencher is a summer staple for kids of all ages.

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