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Fat Witch Brownies

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Rich, decadent, fudgy. These Fat Witch Brownies are all that and more!
Fat Witch Brownies | Dense, decadent and delish!

Dense and Delicious Brownies

The date on this original post was December, 2010. My college senior was still in high school and my food photography was marginal at best. And worst of all, I have made so many brownies since this post, I had no recollection of these brownies. Well, one slice into these gems revealed exactly what I’d hoped for: fudgy brownies with an amazing chocolate aroma. Whew.

Fat Witch Brownies | Dense, decadent and delish!

A Few Minor Updates

I used a bittersweet chocolate bar instead of chips for the brownie batter. The flavor is better and they melt wonderfully. I keep quite a stash of Ghirardelli bars in my pantry for just such occasions. I also upped the vanilla a bit. Cut these brownies into large bars and top with a scoop of ice cream for an elegant brownie sundae or slice into smaller servings for those mid-day chocolate cravings. My original post is below with a photo of my furry buddy, Lambeau. Hope you bake up a batch soon.

December, 2010:

Bill and the kids made their annual trek up to Green Bay to watch their beloved Packers play the Dolphins this weekend.  I thought a batch of brownies waiting when they arrive home in the wee hours of Monday morning…a school day for my youngest…would be a nice treat.  For the Weekend Blog Showcase, I’m featuring a brownie recipe from Bake or Break, one of my favorite baking blogs.  

I didn’t have the bittersweet chocolate chips called for in the recipe so I just melted a 4 ounce Ghirardelli bar.  And for my add-in, I chopped up a Heath absolute favorite candy bar.  I sprinkled the chunks along one edge so that those chocolate purists in the family could have theirs plain.

These have a milder chocolate flavor than some of my family’s favorites that are too intense for me.  I found these delightfully good.



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Fat Witch Brownies | Dense, decadent and delish!

Fat Witch Brownies

Decadent, fudgy brownies adapted from Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies and Bars

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 9-16 brownies
  • Category: Dessert, Brownies


  • 14 ounces butter (1 3/4 sticks)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chocolate chips, or Heath bar chunks, optional


  1. Melt butter and chocolate in microwave safe bowl, starting and stopping at 30 second intervals to stir, till chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. In another bowl, beat together sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add cooled chocolate, mix in gently. Sift flour into bowl and mix just to combine. Stir in any optional add-ins if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or till toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with just dry crumbs. Cool before cutting.
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10 comments on “Fat Witch Brownies”

  1. The Heath bar sounds like a good addition to brownies. I love chocolate and toffee together.

  2. Liz, I was waiting for your post. I want to copy and try the Heath Bar addition~! You just keep baking~!! It’s wonderful here, and I have always been able to trust your recipes~!

    Your weekend is almost over. Lambeau in the background reminds me of your girly time. 🙂

  3. Thanks, Lisa…the Heath Bar chunks made them even more irresistible!

    Wendy, I’d never even heard of this bakery until a blog post mentioned them. As I’m stuck in the Midwest, I’m glad I had the chance to try them 🙂
    Thanks for dropping in…

  4. Hi, diana!!! Yes, Miss Lambeau was very helpful while I was photographing these! I don’t think she was as interested in the farro. She must have a sweet tooth like the rest of the family 🙂

  5. You’re welcome, Lori! I’ve enjoyed the WBS!

  6. I don’t think you can mess these up, Beth! Hope you give them a try 🙂

  7. Thanks, Ann!

  8. Thank you, Cake Duchess! BTW, you have a lovely blog!

  9. Love seeeing Lambeau, as always. WHERE do you find such luscious raspberries in autumn? The first time I heard of Fat Witch was due to an Amazon book recommendation.

  10. Carole, those raspberries were from Whole Foods…they were a little past their prime, so I was amazed they photographed so well.

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