It’s National Brownie Day: Here are 7 super-decadent brownie recipes, plus one for brownie pie

These rich brownies combine no less than three types of chocolate. Recipe: Midnight chocolate brownies

These rich brownies combine no less than three types of chocolate.
Recipe: Midnight chocolate brownies

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It's National Brownie Day, which happens to be a legitimate excuse to eat a pan of brownies. We're sure that if pressed, one could find multiple reasons to eat a pan of brownies. But again, this one is official.

Here are seven recipes for brownies worthy of National Brownie Day. And there's also a recipe for brownie pie, because why not?

Le Pain Quotidien's Belgian Brownies

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These brownies are more like mini flourless chocolate cakes than your traditional brownie, but just as good.

Clementine's butterscotch brownies

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Clementine's butterscotch brownies are perfectly chewy, with plenty of toasted walnuts for a nice crunch.

Boudin Bakery's brownies

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That classic brownie you've been dreaming of? This is it.

Spicy chocolate cherry brownies

Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

These brownies get an extra kick from cayenne pepper. The heat pairs nicely with the rich and sweet cherry chocolate brownies.

Midnight chocolate brownie bites

Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

Decadent dark chocolate brownies are laced with sweet citrus from orange liqueur and orange peel.

Recchiuti fudgy brownies

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Jacky Recchiuti, chocolatier at Recchiuti Confections in San Francisco, uses 100% cacao Valrhona Etienne Guittard Artisan line, or 99% cacao Scharffen Berger in her brownies, creating an exceptionally rich brownie.

German chocolate cake as brownies

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Why not use that German chocolate cake batter for brownies?

Brownie pie

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Adapted from "Momofuku Milk Bar," by Christina Tosi, this brownie pie has a graham cracker crust and a fudgy filling.

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