This are the easiest and most delicious brownies that I have ever eaten. They are so moist and super quick and easy to make. For best results, use a Dutch processed cocoa. For less cake-like brownies, use all-purpose flour instead of self rising.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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 an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, and mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the vanilla and stir in walnuts if desired. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are firm. Cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; 12.1 g total fat; 51 mg cholesterol; 181 mg sodium. 22.6 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2005
This is a great recipe! I either double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan or quadruple the recipe and use an 11 x 17 pan. To make this easy recipe even easier I just melt the butter on the stove in a big saucepan take it off the heat and dump in all the other ingredients mix with a whisk and pour it in the pan. It takes me like 5 minutes to make these when I do it this way. Since these brownies get a "film" on the top of them when they bake it's best not to frost these. They are so rich anyways they don't need frosting. Instead I just add chocolate chips toffee pieces nuts or whatever else right into the batter. I have also added instant coffee powder rum and butterscotch sauce. Everytime I make them they turn out so good and are so easy. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2010
My family liked these...but I found them a little dry (even though I cooked for 5 min. less then recommended - could have done with even less time in the oven). I did like the richness of the chocolate flavour though. Read More
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590 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 393
  • 4 star values: 129
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2005
This is a great recipe! I either double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan or quadruple the recipe and use an 11 x 17 pan. To make this easy recipe even easier I just melt the butter on the stove in a big saucepan take it off the heat and dump in all the other ingredients mix with a whisk and pour it in the pan. It takes me like 5 minutes to make these when I do it this way. Since these brownies get a "film" on the top of them when they bake it's best not to frost these. They are so rich anyways they don't need frosting. Instead I just add chocolate chips toffee pieces nuts or whatever else right into the batter. I have also added instant coffee powder rum and butterscotch sauce. Everytime I make them they turn out so good and are so easy. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(330)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2005
This is a great recipe! I either double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan or quadruple the recipe and use an 11 x 17 pan. To make this easy recipe even easier I just melt the butter on the stove in a big saucepan take it off the heat and dump in all the other ingredients mix with a whisk and pour it in the pan. It takes me like 5 minutes to make these when I do it this way. Since these brownies get a "film" on the top of them when they bake it's best not to frost these. They are so rich anyways they don't need frosting. Instead I just add chocolate chips toffee pieces nuts or whatever else right into the batter. I have also added instant coffee powder rum and butterscotch sauce. Everytime I make them they turn out so good and are so easy. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2003
I couldn't believe how easy these were to make once I tasted them. I used all purpose flour and they came out nice and fudgy. They also had a nice crisp top and moist center. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
Great recipe! Substituted 1/2 All-purpose flour plus 3/4 tsp. baking powder plus an additional 1/4 tsp salt (making 1/2 tsp salt total) for the self-rising flour. Did 1/2 margarine and 1/2 butter. Mixed with a stand mixer. Add a little powdered sugar mmmm the kids loved it. we ate the whole pan right when it came out of the oven!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
Took literally 5 minutes to make! Turned out moist and not too sweet (so you can eat more of them!). Perfect for drop-in company. Try adding crunched up Heath toffee bars to the bottom before pouring the batter - wow! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
These brownies were so delicious. I used margarine and all-purpose flour and they were still the best I've ever had! First batch was eaten so quickly that I had to make another the same day. Double the recipe and cook a bit longer and they'll turn out heavenly.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2008
These are pretty good. I prefer the Mmm Better Brownies on here though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2003
These brownies are nice. I have a serious sweet tooth and this recipe was still too sweet for me. Consider using less sugar. Thank you Jenn Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2012
Use regular all-purpose flour and add 1/4 tsp. baking powder and you've got "Best Brownies" from this site. No wonder I liked these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2003
I think this is one of the best brownie recipes I have ever tried! They rose well and they were moist and delicious. I made them for my children and they loved them also and they were very easy to make. I doubled the recipe and used a 13x9 inch pan as I have a large family. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2010
My family liked these...but I found them a little dry (even though I cooked for 5 min. less then recommended - could have done with even less time in the oven). I did like the richness of the chocolate flavour though. Read More
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