21 Best-ever brownie recipes that will make your mouth water

Dec 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET

A brownie is the perfect sweet treat for chocolate lovers. It's fudgy, chewy and crisp around the edges and corners. The question now is, are you a center piece lover or a corner piece addict?

A batch of brownies is a blank canvas ready for your creativity to run wild on. Depending on certain ingredients, you'll get cake brownies (for that 1 percent who want that type of brownie), but most certainly you can have your fudgy brownies if you make the recipes below.

1. Slutty brownies recipe

cookie brownies

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These slutty brownies have made the rounds and went viral a while back, but they are still the best brownies to start baking with.

2. Brownie oranges recipe

brownie oranges

Who knew you could hollow out an orange (or any other citrus fruit, for that matter) and bake brownie oranges? We're guessing the oranges impart a gorgeous bright flavor to the brownies as well.

3. Dulce de leche brownies recipe

dulce de leche brownies

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If you've never had dulce de leche, then you're missing out. But have no fear — these dulce de leche brownies will introduce you to it in the best kind of way.

4. Flourless almond-coconut brownies recipe

almond brownies

These flourless almond-coconut brownies combine the nuttiness of almonds and the tropical flair of coconut, making these brownies a sensational flourless recipe.

5. Browned butter red velvet brownies recipe

red velvet brownies

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Adding browned butter to any baked good results in taking that recipe up about 100 notches, and that's just what this recipe for browned butter red velvet brownies is.

6. Cowboy bark brownies recipe

cowboy brownies

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We're loving the texture of these cowboy bark brownies — chewy, crunchy and oh so chocolaty.

7. Salted caramel mocha and Nutella brownies recipe

caramel nutella brownies

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How decadent do these salted caramel mocha and Nutella brownies look? We're betting they taste just as good as they look.

8. Caramel brownies recipe

caramel brownies

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A swirl of caramel makes these caramel brownies an elegant option to serve alongside your afternoon espresso.

9. Milk chocolate-peanut butter truffle brownies recipe

milk chocolate brownies

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Let's be honest: Some of us hate dark, bitter chocolates and are lovers of the smooth milk chocolate, making these milk chocolate-peanut butter truffle brownies our best bet.

10. Stout brownies recipe

stout beer brownies

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Have some leftover stout? Whisk the beer into the batter for these stout brownies.

11. Peanut butter cookie brownies recipe

peanut butter brownies

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For all the peanut butter lovers out there, we give you these peanut butter cookie brownies.

12. Cookies 'n' cream Oreo fudge brownies recipe

cookies brownies

Image: Kevin & Amanda

Sneak an Oreo (or 20) into the brownie batter, and you've got these crazy, awesome cookies 'n' cream Oreo fudge brownies.

13. Caffeinated coffee brownies recipe

coffee brownies

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Can't get enough coffee in the morning? Take a bite out of these caffeinated coffee brownies to put a pep in your step.

14. Swirled mascarpone brownies with hazelnuts recipe

mascarpone brownies

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Adding the Italian cheese mascarpone into the batter makes these swirled mascarpone brownies with hazelnuts light yet decadent with each bite.

15. Homemade Samoa brownies recipe

samoas brownies

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If you've already marked your calendar for when the Girl Scouts start selling their goods, then you might need to make a batch of these homemade Samoa brownies while you wait for that day.

16. Tahini brownies recipe

tahini brownies

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These tahini brownies are for when you're craving dark chocolate and a hint of bitterness. They're not too sweet, and that's just what we sometimes need.

17. Toffee ice cream brownie bars recipe

toffee brownie ice cream bar

Image: Two Peas & Their Pod

Turn a batch of brownies into a frozen dessert by making these toffee ice cream brownie bars.

18. Brownie batter dip recipe

brownie dip

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Dip into the sweet life with this brownie batter dip.

19. Triple chocolate pumpkin cheesecake skillet brownies recipe

pumpkin skillet brownies

Image: Wanna Be a Country Cleaver

We have no words to describe these triple chocolate pumpkin cheesecake skillet brownies, but we'll start with a few: Get into my mouth!

20. Chocolate, stout and bacon skillet brownies recipe

chocolate stout brownies

Image: The Beeroness

Chocolate, bacon and beer — what else do you need in your life? These chocolate, stout and bacon skillet brownies complete us.

21. Irish whiskey brownie pie recipe

whiskey brownie

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For the holidays, we all need a little booze to survive those family dinners, and this Irish whiskey brownie pie helps with relaxing around old Aunt Cheryl while she asks you for the 43rd time when you're getting a boyfriend.

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