It’s the year 2015 and we can upgrade just about everything. From pimped out popcorn to anything but ordinary milkshakes, it seems like we can take anything to the next level, and it turns out brownies are no exception.

Brownies are timeless, always in season, and never go out of style, so these recipes are applicable anytime, anywhere. Make some for your little brother, your great aunt, and your Grandma Judy.

You can add peanut butter, make it into a cheesecake, or even toss it in the waffle iron  the sky is truly the limit.

1. Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Brownies

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Brownies

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A match made in heaven. Make yours like this.

2. Low-Calorie Brownie Batter Pancakes

Low-Calorie Brownie Batter Pancakes

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130 calories to be exact. Recipe here.

3. 3-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

3-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

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Bonus: Your kitchen will smell like Nutella. Recipe here.

4. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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A hybrid of three of your favorite sweets: red velvet cake, cheesecake, and brownies. Recipe here.

5. Brownie Truffles

Brownie Truffles

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Put the leftover dining hall brownies to good use with this recipe.

6. Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

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For best results, we recommend using cookie dough ice cream. Make yours like this.

7. Waffle Brownies

Waffle Brownies

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The waffle iron is literally the greatest kitchen appliance of all time. Make yours like this.

8. Mint Cookies ’N Cream Brownie Pie

Mint Cookies ’N Cream Brownie Pie

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Little leprechauns will do a happy dance after you make this. Recipe here.

9. Guilt-Free Greek Yogurt Brownies

Guilt-Free Greek Yogurt Brownies

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Eat the whole pan, it doesn’t even matter. Recipe here.

10. Marshmallow Fluff Brownies

Marshmallow Fluff Brownies

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Made with marshmallows AND marshmallow fluff. Make yours like this.

11. Boozy Guinness Brownies With Whiskey Caramel Glaze

Boozy Guinness Brownies With Whiskey Caramel Glaze

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Booze and brownies, best combo out here. Learn more here.

12. Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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We dare you to eat just one. Make yours like this.

13. Chocolate Mousse Brownie Shots

Chocolate Mousse Brownie Shots

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Alcohol isn’t the only thing you should be putting in your shot glasses. Recipe here.

14. 2-Minute Mug Brownie

2-Minute Mug Brownie

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There’s something magical about a single-serving dessert that you get all to yourself. Make yours like this.

15. Caramel-Stuffed Brownies

Caramel-Stuffed Brownies

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These brownies filled with caramel are better than your boyfriend. Recipe here.

16. Flourless Fudge Brownie

Flourless Fudge Brownie

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Made of straight-up unadulterated cocoa. Recipe here.

17. Fluffernutter Brownie Cups

Fluffernutter Brownie Cups

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Make your favorite childhood sandwich in bite-size brownie form. Recipe here.

18. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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As delicious as they are basic. Make yours like this.

19. Sexual Brownies

Sexual Brownies

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Made with secret ingredients like coconut oil, cayenne, cinnamon, and dark chocolate, which are believed to increase sexual desire. Make yours like this and get lucky tonight.

20. Cookie Butter ‘N Cream Brownies

Cookie Butter 'N Cream Brownies

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Upgrade your typical brownie with your favorite Trader Joe’s spread. Recipe here.

21. Pretzel, Marshmallow, M&M, Peppermint Brownies

Pretzel, Marshmallow, M&M, Peppermint Brownies

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The perfect dumping ground for any leftover chocolate candy. Make yours like this.

22. Easy Brownie Parfait

Easy Brownie Parfait

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Brownies + pudding + Cool Whip = a party in a little plastic cup. Recipe here.

23. Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Brownies

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Brownies

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Being gluten-free never tasted so good. Make yours like this.

24. Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

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Now you get to decide the chocolate to peanut butter ratio. Recipe here.

25. Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies

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For when you can’t decide if you’re craving brownie batter or cookie dough. Recipe here.

26. Brownie S’mores

Brownie S'mores

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Why use a chocolate bar when you can swap it out for a gooey brownie? Make yours like this.

27. Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes

Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes

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Doesn’t have to be Christmas to throw back a few of these. Here’s how.