21 Brownies That Should Be Illegal

Have you ever sunk your teeth into a brownie that is so rich, decadent and chocolatey that it should probably be outlawed in several countries? Whether you're into fudgy, deep-dish brownies with a dark chocolate flavour, or cakey milk chocolate brownies with crispy, cracked tops, these little beauties are ready to satisfy.

We've rounded up the most outrageous brownie creations including ones with cheeky cheesecake swirls, gooey caramel layers and toasted marshmallow tops. A bite of one of these lip-smacking creations will make you feel like you're breaking the law and you'll love every second of it.

1. Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

Spotted on: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Forget about After Eights. These are what you need in your life now.

2. Frying Pan Brownies

Move over conventional squares, these gooey brownies with the signature cracked top are baked in a frying pan. The gooey middles make for a perfect, snuggly nest for ice cream. Serve warm and both brownie and ice cream will muddle together to create a molten river of chocolate Willy Wonka would be envious of. What are you waiting for? Grab a spoon and get scooping.

3. Snickers Chocolate Brownies

Mr T’s favourite brownie recipe so get to bakin’, crazy fool!

4. Bacon Caramel Brownies

Spotted on: Bakerita

Nope, you haven’t just died and gone to heaven. These gooey brownies really are packed with bacon. Food blogger, Bakerita combines caramel and chocolate with crispy bacon for the most explosive sweet/salty combo the brownie world has ever seen.

5. Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Get one of your five-a-day with these fruity cheesecake brownies. For an extra treat, bake, allow to cool and crumble into your favourite ice cream. Scandalous.

6. S’more Brownies

Here, toasted marshmallows and chocolate brownie have made a home for themselves on a bed of crushed biscuit crumbs. Reminiscent of the all-American campfire classic, S’mores, you don’t need to be sleeping in a tent in the woods (or in your back garden for that matter) to enjoy these sweet pieces of goodness.

7. Knock-You-Naked Brownies

With a luxurious layer of caramel resting between moist chocolate brownies, if you don’t watch out, they might just knock you naked. And nobody wants to be arrested for that in public.

8. Salted Peanut Caramel Brownies

When Forrest Gump coined the phrase, ‘We go together like peas and carrots’, we’re fairly certain what he actually meant was ‘peanuts and chocolate’. Sure, it might not have the same ring to it but let’s not kid ourselves, life doesn’t get any better than when wedges of chocolate brownies are studded with salty peanuts. Unless you have a peanut allergy.

9. Chocolate and Cheese Brownies

From cheesecake brownies to brownies topped with actual cheese, you might think we’ve lost our marbles but wait... think about it. Sweet, dark chocolate paired with tangy, salty goat’s cheese. A combination which might not be for everyone but could turn out to be a good April Fool’s Day joke on your cheese-hating friend. In all honesty, the two are rather delicious together. We kid you not.

10. Fudgy Cookies and Cream Oreo Brownies

Spotted on: Sally's Baking Addiction

We’re pretty sure these super-dark chocolate brownies represent what heaven tastes like. The recipe author, Sally McKenney Quinn of Sally’s Baking Addiction describes them perfectly, “The Oreo cookie melts and creates an unbelievably gooey, fudgy brownie encasing the sweet Oreo cream middles.” We have no more words to add.

11. Cheesecake Brownies

The world of brownies and cheesecakes collide in this double decker treat. Half moist and fudgy, half rich and creamy, these brownies are the perfect mash up of two of our favourite desserts of all time. The irresistible chocolate swirls are just a bonus. That’s art right there.

12. Brownie Tart

The top of this cake might look like cracked earth but inside it’s flowing with gooey chocolate lava. Perfect for slicing up, cake-style and serving for dessert at a dinner party or eating whole with a spoon on the sofa… in your pyjamas.

13. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Brownies

Spotted on: Sally's Baking Addiction

Somebody call the police because these brownies are wanted for crimes against dieting. Not only are they carrying enough peanut butter to seal a hole in a navy ship, they’re also concealing what could be Britain’s entire supply of pretzels.

14. Outrageous Brownies

If you’re partial to a brownie full of chocolate chips, this one contains just short of a kilo. You know what to do.

15. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Spotted on: Cooking Channel

This must be what it’s like to mix together the two best Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavours for a glorious rollercoaster ride for the taste buds. Just look at those layers!

16. Chilli Chocolate Brownies with Tabasco

A dash of Tabasco gives these nutty brownies a gentle heat bringing out all the chocolate flavours you expect from a brownie. Perfect with a glass of milk.

17. Waffled Brownie Sundae

Take a trip back to your childhood, Marty McFly style with this brownie that’s actually a waffle, that’s actually a sundae. Load the top with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, hundreds and thousands and a cherry to send your energy levels skyward. Build yourself an epic pillow fort, grab a torch and have a midnight feast just like in the good old days.

18. Triple Chocolate Pretzel Brownies

Spotted on: Sally's Baking Addiction

Like your brownies with a bit of a crunch, do you? These decadent, sea salt-topped squares are loaded with chocolate-covered pretzels.

19. Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies

If fudgy brownies are your thing, these dark chocolate Oreo squares are for you. Packed with rich cocoa, vanilla and brown sugar, you could argue they’re slightly more refined in comparison to your average brownie.

20. Oreo-Stuffed Mint Chocolate Brownies

Spotted on: Creme de la Crumb

If you hadn't thought of it before, you should by now know that brownies stuffed with Oreos are a brilliant thing. Just as brilliant are mint chocolate brownies. With this mouth-watering recipe, you can have both. Go on, you've earned it.

21. Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

Although these technically aren’t real chocolate brownies, we couldn’t resist the beauty of red velvet. Topped with a layer of baked cheesecake, it really is a showstopper for any occasion from Valentine’s Day to Christmas.