Takes about 45 minutes to make.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 20 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 9x13-inch pan.

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  • Combine the melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Decorate with walnut halves, if desired.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with crumbs, not wet. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; fat 12.2g 19% DV; cholesterol 61.6mg 21% DV; sodium 150.4mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2007
I only used 1 cup of flour, as other reviewers suggested, and they came out better than I expected! Very yummy, and not cake-y, just what you would expect brownies to turn out like. I added some peanut butter chips cuz I like PB brownies. So good! This was the first time I've made brownies from scratch, and I'll use this recipe next time I make them too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2011
These were definitely fast and easy to make, using ingredients I had onhand. (I also reduced the flour to 1 cup, as other reviewers suggested.) The brownies came out cakelike, with a very mild chocolate flavor. We prefer dense, chewy brownies with a fudgy flavor. This just wasn't the brownie for us, but it would be great if you prefer a cake-like, subtly flavored brownie. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 50
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2007
I only used 1 cup of flour, as other reviewers suggested, and they came out better than I expected! Very yummy, and not cake-y, just what you would expect brownies to turn out like. I added some peanut butter chips cuz I like PB brownies. So good! This was the first time I've made brownies from scratch, and I'll use this recipe next time I make them too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2008
Great recipe!!! I did decrease the flour to 1 cup as suggested by someone else which makes them less cake like and more like I personally like my brownies. I then added 1 cup coconut flakes and 1/2 cup chopped pecans... Can you say "German Chocolate Cake Brownies"? Delicious. Thanks for a great recipe even though I get carried away and change recipes up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
I made these while standing and chatting with a friend, and couldn't believe how fast they came together. (Couple beers had skewed my sense of time passage...) The taste is incredible. Made exactly as stated minus the nuts--boyfriend is allergic. No frosting needed! Sprinkled powdered sugar on top, more for looks than anything else. Everyone loved them. Just had one, couple days later, and they are still NOMMY! Update: Made these again with 'help' from my 5 year old. Still super tasty! Just wanted to add that I used about 1/4 c margarine and 3/4 light butter with canola oil, did not notice a change in taste or texture! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
As I sit here eating my third brownie from this recipe I'm listing all that I love about it: cake-like texture brownie flavour very chocolately very easy and I love the fact that it uses cocoa rather than chocolate squares. (I ALWAYS have cocoa!) I used a 9x9 inch stone baking dish and baked for exactly 30 minutes. Truly delicious! I will use this recipe again for certain! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2008
This was my first attempt at making brownies and I must have used the wrong kind of pan (stainless steel) because they were burning at 15 minutes! Literally my fire alarms were set off! I took them out, opened windows to vent the smoke and managed to salvage half of them which were delicious. Next time I will try a glass pyrex dish instead to see if that helps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2008
Wonderful! I took another reviewer's advice and only used one cup of flour. I also cut the butter in half and substitued 1/2 cup applesauce for the remaining butter. Because of the applesauce the cooking time was longer - 45 minutes for me - but these are moist and delicious and very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
Eggs make brownies cake-y and since we like chewy brownies, we used 2 eggs instead of 4, and 1 cup of flour instead of 1 & 1/2. We added 2 tsp of freeze-dried coffee to increase the complexity of the flavor, and created a mocha sensation: they were sensational! Chewy, rich, and moist. I'd definitely make these again -- esp. given how simple they are! Much better than boxed! Our brownies turned out chewy, moist, and chocolate-y! P.S. We used a 7 x 11" pan, which worked really well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2003
45 minutes from start to finish including the baking! What a wonderful recipe! Great for drop-in company. No icing is necessary. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
This recipe lives up to it's name! We did not have a mix so I thought I would give it a try. I hate the mess of melting chocolate (other recipes) and I had cocoa powder on hand. Also I used chocolate chips instead of nuts. They turned out SUPER and I am making them again for a party. They are still fudgy and chewy the next day (keep covered). Great warm with ice cream!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2011
These were definitely fast and easy to make, using ingredients I had onhand. (I also reduced the flour to 1 cup, as other reviewers suggested.) The brownies came out cakelike, with a very mild chocolate flavor. We prefer dense, chewy brownies with a fudgy flavor. This just wasn't the brownie for us, but it would be great if you prefer a cake-like, subtly flavored brownie. Read More
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