A recipe my Uncle Drew brought with him when he visited for our family reunion. I think we made about five batches of these rich, chocolaty goodies over the course of his stay! Top the brownie batter with shredded coconut or nuts if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 skillet
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch oven-proof skillet.

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  • Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until melted, about 30 seconds. Add sugar and cocoa powder to butter and stir. Heat butter-cocoa mixture in microwave until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds.

  • Mix vanilla extract into butter-cocoa mixture. Stir eggs into butter-cocoa mixture; add flour and stir until batter is well mixed. Pour batter into the prepared skillet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 20.2g 7% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 46.3mg 15% DV; sodium 53.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2015
No changes, but wow is it rich! Certainly fudgy and decadent! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2020
I tried this recipe again and this time I followed the recipe verbatim. Sure enough they were awesome - easily 5 star! Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2015
No changes, but wow is it rich! Certainly fudgy and decadent! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
This is an extremely easy recipe for a rich and fudgy basic brownie. It's probably just as easy as a mix but you avoid that processed flavor. I didn't have an appropriate skillet, so I baked in a glass pie pan. I probably could have mixed it in the pie pan as well for a one-bowl brownie recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2017
These were easy to make!!! They were nice and fudgy. I cooked them in my 5in cast iron skillet for about 18 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2020
I tried this recipe again and this time I followed the recipe verbatim. Sure enough they were awesome - easily 5 star! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2016
One of the best brownie recipes I've ever made. Easy to make followed the recipe without making any changes. Sooooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2019
Great brownie recipe and super easy! Reminds me of my mom s when I was a kid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2017
This has to be the best recipe for brownies that I have had. I did not make any changes and it has been eaten even quicker than other recipes I've made before. I wish this recipe was easier to find for everybody because it's definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2018
I combined initial ingredients then added flour then eggs - not exactly in the order listed but it still worked. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2020
super easy and taste great every time! Read More