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Ultimate Gooey Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 1 hour

Tessa Arias

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


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43 Responses to “Ultimate Gooey Brownies”

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    Margaret Anne @ Natural Chow — October 6, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Ugh, oh my gosh, YES! I so need these gooey brownies. I wanted to let you know that I LOOK FORWARD to seeing your awesome recipes in my inbox every morning! And I love love love your photography! You’re like a food photo taking goddess or something. ♥

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      Tessa — October 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

      Wow what a wonderful comment to wake up to! Thank you so much!! 🙂 🙂

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    Maria — October 6, 2014 at 6:48 am

    LOVE!

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — October 6, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I can’t even…I’m like drooling just looking at these, they’re gorgeous!

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    Gaby — October 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    These brownies look over the top amazing!

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    Gail Sugalski — October 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I can’t wait to try this!

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    DessertForTwo — October 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    When I saw that photo, my jaw dropped. What the heck is that deliciousness and how fast can I get it in my mouth?!!?!

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    Joanne — October 7, 2014 at 4:44 am

    These are CRAZY. Jaw-dropping, as Christina said. but in the best way.

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — October 7, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Ohmygod I agree, these are insane!!!! As soon as I saw the dripping middle of these on Facebook, I knew I needed the recipe – WOAH!

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    Miss Kim @ behgopa — October 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    OMG looks gorgeous. Love how moist and ooey gooey it looks. I haven’t made brownies in like…forever. I used to make it all the time at my old job since a deconstructed brownie was part of our dessert menu. Haven’t made or had it since, but now I am tempted!

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    Sydney Sun — October 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    These look like they would be sooo delicious out of the oven! Current state: craving chocolate.

    Great recipe! 🙂

    Sydney
    For the Love of Baking, http://www.forloveofbaking.com

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — October 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!! I’m literally speechless! This is perfect!

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    Gabe — October 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    These look AMAZING, and I definitely want to make them sometime soon. But can I just ask: do you think it’s particularly important to use fine sea salt rather than just regular salt? For that matter, I never bother buying unsalted butter (I’m on a tight budget) so I usually just skip the salt altogether, and my stuff doesn’t seem to turn out any worse for it. Do you think it would be okay to do that here?

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      Tessa — October 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      You can always use table salt in place for fine sea salt! I would say use your best judgement with the salt, it’s impossible to know the salt content of the butter because there’s no regulated standards unfortunately.

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    Gabe — October 13, 2014 at 12:13 am

    So I did end up making these (minus the salt) and they turned out delicious! However, I’m sorry, I can’t help it, I have to ask: for the amount of condensed milk, did you perhaps mean to put 1 + 1/2 cups, rather than just 1/2 cup? Because I started by putting a half cup on, but it looked NOTHING like in the picture, so I put another half cup on. It still looked like less than in the picture, but I didn’t want to risk ruining the brownies so I stopped there. But once I’d baked and cut them i could tell that the condensed milk layer was definitely thinner than it was in yours.

    Now I don’t know if more condensed milk would’ve actually made my brownies more delicious, as their pretty freaking delicious already, but that nice gooey seam that’s visible in your brownies certainly LOOKS nice, and I simply can’t see how 1/2 cup of condensed milk could produce that effect.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, though. I will definitely be making these again, at some point.

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    Andrea — October 24, 2014 at 1:28 am

    These look divine! Do you think I could sub the unsweetened chocolate for semisweet/milk chocolate without it becoming too sugary? I’m not particularly a fan of dark chocolate; I like my brownies tasting more like a milk choc bar.

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    marwa — October 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I followed the receipe step by step.but I don’t know why the inside stayed liquid.
    What do you think I did wrong?
    Thanks

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    Linda Straczynski — October 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

    just gained 5 pounds, just reading these recipes

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    Gem — November 16, 2014 at 5:24 am

    This is my new favourite recipe! Made some last week and have another batch in the oven right now 🙂 I’m not usually a massive brownie fan as a lot of the time they can be similar to normal chocolate cake, but these are pure heaven! Never tasted anything better in my life, thank you so much for posting 🙂

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    Jordan — December 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    My brownies got SUPER thick and just exploded out of the pan. What did I do wrong?

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    Faye — January 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Tried these three times now and still can’t seem to get them right… every single time the chocolate chips and condensed milk have sunk straight through the mixture and made a sticky, if lovely tasting, mess at the bottom of the pan. Is there supposed to be some form of precooking of the bottom layer or is it just bad luck on my part?
    Regardless they’ve tasted great every time, just look nothing like the pictures and take an age to get unstuck from the pan because of the milk.

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    Bobi — January 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    These were super easy to make, but I couldn’t get the inside to bake. After 40 minutes they were still liquid:( I followed the recipe and baking directions….any suggestion for what I should try next time? BTW- the batter was delicious!

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    Allison — January 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I made these brownies tonight, and while they’re very rich and delicious, they look like a mess. I would suggest baking the bottom half of the brownies for a couple minutes before put on the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and other half of the batter. I’d also suggest skimping on brownie batter for the bottom and leaving a little more than half for the top, making sure to completely cover the milk. Other than the looks of them, they taste great and that’s what matters most!

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    Jessica — January 19, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    If you melt about half a bag of caramels into the condensed milk, the filling will be a little less runny but still gooey/chewy and now CARAMEL. I have yet to try your “ultimate brownie recipe” with that trick though. Hope to try soon!

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    Niki — January 31, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    i just tried this recipe out and although it was delicious, it was the consistancy of chocolate lava cake. I cooked them for 40 mins and let them cool for about 20 and when I cut into them a whole mess of chocolate goo came out. It tasted wonderful but not the consistancy I was looking for. Did I do something wrong?

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    Elizabeth — February 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Wow, what can I say? These look fantastic! So Yummy! Pinned.

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    Angie — February 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    These totally flopped. The sweetened condensed milk sank to the bottom and did not ooze out beautifully like the pictures. It took nearly an hour to get them baked all the way through. I’m totally disappointed by this recipe.
    I was making it for our small group and wanted them just like your pictures show.
    No cigar.
    Total Pinterest fail.

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    Andy — February 15, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Wish I would have read the comments before wasting all these ingredients. The whole mess went straight into the garbage. Do not waste your time with this recipe.

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    Namita — February 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I made this today and on reading the comment from Allison, I decided to bake the bottom batter for 10 minutes first and then add the chocolate chips, condensed milk and the remaining batter. Baked it for around 45 minutes after and they came out perfect! Although the condensed milk didn’t ooze out like in the picture, it tasted wonderful! Thank you 🙂

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    Kristen — February 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Followed directions exactly and it was a chocolate liquid mess. Wish I would have read the reviews first! Ugh!

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    Jessica — February 24, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I followed the recipe and it worked just fine!! Not sure why everyone is having problems.

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    Sheree — February 25, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Hi, this looks incredible! I’m hoping to make it tomorrow for my Friday night treat! Just a question, I want to use a block of chocolate instead of chocolate chips…what would the conversion be in grams? Thanks!

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    J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats — February 27, 2015 at 9:37 am

    AMAZING. Sweetened condensed milk is so under used in desserts.

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    Namitha — June 4, 2015 at 12:07 am

    love love love!!!! The best brownie recipe…..thanks for the recipe…..will be making this over and over again.

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    PJ Bibby — June 23, 2015 at 12:15 am

    I had a slight baking fail with this – my fault I had the oven too low so underbaked it 🙁 But it still tasted A-FREAKIN-MAZING!! The condensed milk kind of mixed into the batter a bit so made it even gooier. I can’t wait to try it out again and get it right

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    Kath — April 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Hi!
    Tried the recipe today for me to bring to work tomorrow. They turned out very good. So thank you! Anyways, in the ingredient list it says both 2 cups chocolate chips and then 4 ounces chocolate chips a bit down the list, but in the directions the 4 ounces are not mentioned. Where do you use those 4 ounces? I did not use them and ended up with left over chocolate chips that confused me. However i now have chocolate that i can snack on 😉

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    Kath — April 11, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Sorry! I now saw where i was suppose to use the chocolate. My bad!

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    Amanda — October 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    So I ended up with a bunch of condensed coconut milk, don’t really care for tres leches cake, so I ended up finding this dessert. I didn’t end up with a visibly defined layer of the condensed milk, but these babies were delicious! A little of the milk bubbled up and caramelized, giving a nice toasted marshmallow flavor.

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    Henrik — October 28, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Been in the oven for 45 minutes now… And it’s just liquid, disappointing recipe…!

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    Tom CHS — February 19, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Single for some reason chocolate chips are much more expensive than chocolate in blocks.
    Could you help men out with a weight on the cups of chocolate chips ?

    Ragards
    Tom CHS

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      Tessa — February 23, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      1 cup of chocolate chips = 6 oz 🙂

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    April — March 7, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Tried these last night-did the 10 min bake as directed. Yep, still had the same problems. The condensed milk sinking right to the bottom and in no way being “gooey” as shown in the picture. What a disappointment 🙁

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    Mai Cua — March 20, 2017 at 2:13 am

    It’s dilicious ! Thank for beautiful picture

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