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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

Rated as 4.49 out of 5 Stars

"I personally think these are the best brownies in the world. Try them, I think you'll agree! To make the brownies rich and buttery, use melted butter instead of the vegetable oil."
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40 m servings 161
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 9x9 inch pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 161 calories; 10.2 17.1 2.1 23 53 Full nutrition

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These are *wonderful* - I will stick with this recipe from now on! I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9 x 13 pan, baking for about 35 minutes. I also topped the batter with butterscotch and ...

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So my changes was using 1/4 cup canola oil and 1/4 cup melted butter after well mixed I added a 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips to this recipe..and the brownies turned out very chocolatey :...

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These are *wonderful* - I will stick with this recipe from now on! I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9 x 13 pan, baking for about 35 minutes. I also topped the batter with butterscotch and ...

These are FANTASTIC! Quite possibly the best brownies I've ever made! I even cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup and they were DIVINE. They are wonderfully gooey, sweet and chocolately. And MUCH l...

Perfect for a late night chocolate craving and an urge to bake as they go into and out of the oven quickly. In my hurry, however, I didn't bother to read any of the reviews before I started and ...

Mmmm!! Yes, these are the best brownies ever! I followed the recipe to a "t". I don;t understand why people change up the recipe and then blame the recipe contributor for the problems they end u...

This is the recipe I've been using to bake brownies for well over a decade now, even before I attended culinary school! I notice the latest reviewer complained about the gritty taste of the sug...

O M G...These are by far the best brownies I have ever had in my short 38 years!!!! I, however, had no 9x9 pan. I used my glass 8x8 baking dish, added 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips mixed into bat...

Everyone in my family loved these. I used the melted butter as suggested. The brownies were nice and fudgey and had a shiney crackled top. They stayed moist for three days. Will make these agai...

Oh my! I can't believe these came out as fudgey as they did! I read the reviews and was a bit leary for fear I would have another cakey brownie on my hands. I didn't change a thing and they c...

This is the best brownie recipe I have found yet! I changed the 1/2 cup oil to butter and added chcoclate chips on top plus a frosting made froma another recipe here and they were awesome! This ...