Minimal ingredients and procedures in this recipe won me over but only secondarily to the super chocolate taste and chewy texture.

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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 the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x11 inch baking dish.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract. Mix in the flour, salt and cocoa powder just until moistened. Stir in the walnuts, if using. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is dry and the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

361.2 calories; protein 5.2g 11% DV; carbohydrates 37.1g 12% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 71.7mg 24% DV; sodium 129.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2006
Very nice quick brownies. I didn't have a 9x11 pan so I used a 9x9 pan but I had to cook them a little longer which caused them to think about burning on the bottom. So try and use a 9x11. And I put semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in them. The butterscotch were lousy (they were too sweet) but the semi-sweet chips were nice. I imagine peanut butter chips would be nice in this. You don't need icing with this brownie because it's just perfect on it's own. Not too sweet and very chocolatey. Huzzah! I'll make this one again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/05/2006
I didn't like these at all. I followed the recipe exactly and the batter seemed a little too pasty. TAfter I baked them they came out too dry and I know I didn't over bake them. They were also too chocolately for my taste. I certainly won't be making these again. Read More
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108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2006
Very nice quick brownies. I didn't have a 9x11 pan so I used a 9x9 pan but I had to cook them a little longer which caused them to think about burning on the bottom. So try and use a 9x11. And I put semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in them. The butterscotch were lousy (they were too sweet) but the semi-sweet chips were nice. I imagine peanut butter chips would be nice in this. You don't need icing with this brownie because it's just perfect on it's own. Not too sweet and very chocolatey. Huzzah! I'll make this one again. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2008
I made these brownies one Saturday afternoon when I had a sudden urge for brownies. Having no "mixes" on hand I came here and found this recipe. It was easy to make and turned out wonderful! I ended making them in a 9x13 pan because I don't have a 9x11 and I thought a 9x9 would be too thick. They turned out fairly thin but still moist chewy and very chocolaty! My husband loved them too and he's a hard critic when it comes to desserts. These actually remind me of a mix between fudge and a brownie both so good!! I will be making these again. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2006
Okay okay..thats it..I have reached chocolate heaven..pray for me...don't change a thing with this recipe except your waistline. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/04/2006
I didn't like these at all. I followed the recipe exactly and the batter seemed a little too pasty. TAfter I baked them they came out too dry and I know I didn't over bake them. They were also too chocolately for my taste. I certainly won't be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2006
Delicious! And quite easy too. These brownies were extremely rich though but I liked how I could find all the ingredients in my kitchen-didn't have to buy anything. I coudln't find any walnuts though and am sure it would have been even more delicious with them. Still terrific though-definetely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2006
WOW...This was the first time I made brownies other than the "instant" kind and they were SOOOO delicious! My room-mates couldn't get enough either. This recipe will be the undoing of all of our new years resolutions! So easy and SOO good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2006
I love how extremely easy to make these were. I used only about 3/4 cups of butter because that's all I had but they turned out perfect - delicious and very chocolatey. I will be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2013
No baking powder and brown sugar rather than white were both tip-offs to how fudgy and moist these would be. More cocoa powder than most recipes guaranteed these would be deeply chocolate. It was interesting to try something a little different and in this case it paid off. Good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/30/2006
This was the worst brownie recipe ever. It was way too pasty had a flour like taste and ended up being way to chocolately and I am a chocohloic. I wound not reccomend this recipe to anyone. Read More
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