Would you like a rich, dense chocolatey brownie right now? If you just answered with a resounding "yes," you're not alone. Brownies are pretty hard to say no to. But forget about the boxed mixes, because there's nothing better than a homemade brownie. Whether you use dark chocolate, milk or a combination, melting chocolate into the batter produces the best results in flavor and texture. Then there's also room for experimentation: Add a spoonful of espresso powder or vanilla extract for extra flavor. Mix in chocolate chips or white chocolate chips, nuts, or even cacao nibs for an interesting crunch.
In the slideshow below find our 10 best brownie recipes, including classic fudge brownies, some healthier versions (one made with black beans, the other with applesauce), and one of the best mash-ups, the rocky road brownie!