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21 Ways To Bling Out Your Brownies

Fudge and nuts is just the beginning, people. Get swaggy.

Most of these ideas will work with any basic brownie as a starting point. If your favorite comes out of a box, you're in good company. Or a lot of people in the world seem to like Katharine Hepburn's family recipe. Now, here's how to add a little swag:

1. Add lots of nuts.

2. Bury with fudge and sprinkles.

3. Devote equal vertical space to chocolate chip cookie dough.

4. Layer with cookie dough AND oreos.

5. Bake brownie ice cream bowls.

6. Peanut. Butter. Pretzel. Brownies.

7. Top with a raspberry-goat cheese swirl.

8. Stencil pretty powdered sugar patterns.

9. Pile on peanut butter frosting and crispy chocolate ganache.

10. Swap heart cutouts between brownies and blondies.

11. Serve one big brownie tart for a party.

12. Put them on popsicle sticks.

13. Fill them with caramel and chocolate chips.

14. Dress them up in chocolate lace.

15. Add a pumpkin cheesecake swirl.

16. Always frost twice for good measure.

17. Try "beer and nuts" (peanut butter and stout) brownies.

18. Bake them inside egg shells!

19. Borrow the magic of s'mores.

20. Stack with mint marshmallow fluff and oreos.

21. Disguise them as cupcakes.