24 Reviews

Rich, sweet, fudgy, easy to make, and versatile --- seriously, what's not to love? It was satisfying enough that I suspect I could've happily shared it with someone (I didn't, just sayin', lol). I didn't have any salted caramels for the version I wanted, so I improvised a bit: handful of mini Rolo's, sprinkling of Fleur de Sel, and a small dollop of some Mexican cajeta. Oh, and a squirt of whipped cream for good measure. I didn't want to make it too cakey, so I used the minimum amount of cook time. Definitely a keeper! I see myself whipping this one out more often than I should, lol. Thanks for posting! Made for the 2013 Variety is the Spice of Life event

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Muffin Goddess May 01, 2013

Definitely good for a quick brownie fix. I made this recipe twice, but the variations were pretty much the same. I wanted to use some of my homemade caramel for a salted caramel brownie. The first time I made this I used raw cacao and dropped about two teaspoons of homemade caramel into the middle of the mixed batter. The raw cacao is something I only use in raw desserts, and it's always just too dark chocolate tasting for me. However, I was making this for my son's quick dessert fix, so it was fine for him. I didn't photograph it though, because it was pretty ugly. The caramel oozed everywhere, making the cooked brownie spread out on the plate in a sloppy mess. He said it was delicious, despite its look. The second time I made it, I used my favorite Dutch processed cocoa powder, and saved my caramel for drizzling on the plate and over the cooked dessert instead. The flavor was more my taste and the caramel didn't make the brownie fall apart. My one concern is not being able to get the whole brownie out of the cup. I think I'll try spraying it with some non-stick spray next time. My daughter and I enjoyed the second brownie together. :) Thanks for sharing, Alaina! Made and enjoyed for the Variety is the Spice of Life tag game.

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**Tinkerbell** May 24, 2013

This was good and easy. I was afraid there was too much batter for my mug so I used a bowl. Added a couple crushed mini Butterfinger candy bars (and another on top for garnish!) Might add some vanilla next time as it seemed to be lacking something for my taste and am thinking that might be what it needs. Thanks for sharing! [Made for Variety is the Spice of Life 2013]

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flower7 May 18, 2013

Made both Peanut butter swirl and mounds variations. Both delicious. Used Rice Bran oil, came out very nicely. Made for Variety 2013

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Satyne May 21, 2013

This was a tough one to rate! I made two variations of these brownies for Variety is the Spice of Life 2013. I made one with peanut butter, marshmallows and chocolate chips for DH, and a Sea Salt Caramel one for me. The marshmallows made the cup overflow and was not very pretty, but it tasted fantastic and was rich and fudgy. The sea salt caramel tasted good, but the texture of the brownie wasn't quite right and it looked and tasted a bit flat. That being said, I'm looking forward to making the peanut butter swirl again (without marshmallows!) and perhaps some of the other variations. These are great for a quick dessert and there are no leftovers, so it's good for that ever-expanding waist! Thanks for posting!

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Jostlori May 13, 2013

This was extremely quick and easy! But it wasn't as sweet as the brownies I'm used to. I used Truvia instead of sugar, and added in a tbsp of Better 'N Peanut Butter. It was just what I needed!! Thank You !! I can do the happy food dance!! NOW !! I can't leave anything alone! This is Soooo GOOD !! I Made it for the 2013 Variety is the Spice of Life event

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CHEF GRPA May 04, 2013

Delicious and chocolaty! Of all the mug recipes I've tried, this is my favorite. Loved it!

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Cheshire312 July 08, 2015

I made this in a regular coffee cup my cup was too small. Either make a half recipe or use large coffee cup...this is all over my microwave.. Instead of enjoying my brownie I have to clean up...but I do have to say what was left in the cup after the news was delicious.

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Kalie B. June 08, 2015

This doesn't really turn out like a brownie... and I wouldn't call it fudgy. It is like a moist and spongy cake texture that isn't overly sweet. I liked it, and it is a super FAST and easy chocolate fix with hardly any cleanup at all! I like that I don't end up eating a whole pan of brownies too! I'm certain I will be doing this or another recipe like it again. Thank you for the recipe.

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mandabacca September 24, 2014

Dangerously delicious. "Bake" it in your waffle iron and it has an even nicer texture.

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Vali27 August 18, 2014
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