Easy Fudge Brownies
A great basic recipe for brownies.
A great basic recipe for brownies.
I was craving chocolate late one night, came on allrecipes.com and found this recipe. 25 minutes later I had brownies. But, I didn't have shortening, so I used oil. The oil was drenching them and driping down my fingers, so that wasn't a good choice! But I made them again today with butter instead of shortening, and used 1/4 c less butter than it called for (shortening), and doubled the recipe because last time they were very thin. These were excellent!!! They would be good with nuts. Maybe even chocolate chips because they are not very chocolatey. But so simple and they really did have a great flavor. Just don't use oil and use less butter/shortening than the recipe calls for.Read More
If I could have given this recipe a zero star I would have. I really should have read the reviews before I made this. It is disgusting. These "brownies" are most like "whities" because of the color. There is too much shortening to flour and chocolate ratio. They taste awful.Read More
I was craving chocolate late one night, came on allrecipes.com and found this recipe. 25 minutes later I had brownies. But, I didn't have shortening, so I used oil. The oil was drenching them and driping down my fingers, so that wasn't a good choice! But I made them again today with butter instead of shortening, and used 1/4 c less butter than it called for (shortening), and doubled the recipe because last time they were very thin. These were excellent!!! They would be good with nuts. Maybe even chocolate chips because they are not very chocolatey. But so simple and they really did have a great flavor. Just don't use oil and use less butter/shortening than the recipe calls for.
If I could have given this recipe a zero star I would have. I really should have read the reviews before I made this. It is disgusting. These "brownies" are most like "whities" because of the color. There is too much shortening to flour and chocolate ratio. They taste awful.
When I think brownies, I think fudgey. These were anything but. They satisfied my sweet tooth, but left me yearning for chocolate...
This recipe is easy to make. I used butter instead of shortening and used less like someone recommended in previous reviews. However, they came out very wierd looking, they are very pale and moist, and have no flavor. I don't recommend this recipe.
Not exactly sure how to rate these... 5 for being easy to throw together. I used butter for the shortening, added some chopped walnuts, a teaspoon of coffee crystals, and a dash of salt. Baked an extra 10 min. in an 8x8 pan. Think they need more cocoa because they look a little light. Didn't wait for them to cool but they were pretty good warm with a glass of milk, crispy on the top but a bit gummy inside. Not your classic brownie flavor but I'd probably make them again in a 9x9 pan. Hubby said that he'd like them more well done.
If I could give this a negitive number I would. My five year old loved making it but won't eat it.
way too greasy... i dont think i can eat them... they may just get tossed out. enough chocolate flavor tho...
The recipe sounded good, but it was so greasy they wouldn't stay together.
This recipe was too sugary, made me sick to my stomach to eat them. Will never make them again.
I wish I read the reviews first.
I was looking for any easy recipe. It might have been easy, but they were terrible. The grease literally was coming out of the brownies. They had no taste, and since I made a triple batch all of them ended up in the garbage.
Is this a joke? These are Crisco bars with a little cocoa.
We all really liked the recipe! It was not too sweet or rich, which is just what we wanted. I did substitute the shortening for margarine and doubled the cocoa, based on other reviews. I cooked it an extra 10 minutes. Added some chocolate chips on top after about 15 minutes of cook time.
My whole family loved these, they think they are the best ever! We used butter instead of shortening and Kalua instead of Vanilla. I think that made a difference.
this recipe is just OK they were WAY to cake like it would be better as a cake but bad brownie if you are looking for good brownies try chewiest brownies
horrible recipe. i came back on to make sure i had the ingredient list right....yeah....bad choice....
This was the worst brownie recipe I have ever tried. they came out looking very gooey and tasted very sugary! I do not recommend these brownies!
When I baked this I found that the outer edge got really hard and almost burnt, so I took it out, then the middle was almost like a really hot pudding. It tasted good but I would have liked it to have been a real brownie. We ended up taking a piece of brownie from the edge and pouring the hot chocolate pudding on it, it tasted marvelous, but not what it was meant to be.
I had high hopes for these brownies but was definitely disappointed in the end. I have never had a brownie that tasted that bland! I couldn't taste the chocolate at all. It had great texture, etc. but taste was not there. I will keep looking for a better brownie recipe.
This recipe was easy. But the brownies weren't very satisfying. I ate one but wasn't sure I cared for it. Tried a second one & didn't care for it. My husband & 3 year old didn't care for the taste either.
These were awful. I read the recipe & thought to myself 3 Tbsp of cocoa just doesn't even sound like enough- I was right. I changed it to 1/4 cup cocoa, thinking I didn't want to overdo it, but something just told me...well I should have listened to that little voice that told me the cocoa was off because even after adding cocoa to the recipe they were just not right. My 5 year old wouldn't touch them even after I put chocolate frosting on them to try to save them. These, as somone else put were more "tanies" in color than brownies. Too much of everything else & certainly not near enough cocoa. They were flavorless. They were still warm when they went in the trash & we don't throw away food in this house. They were just that bad.
I didn't enjoy these brownies at all. They crumbed and didn't taste good.
I did not care for this recipe. A friend and I made these late at night out of boredom, and they tasted terrible. As recommended by some of the other reviews, we used less shortening and more cocoa and sugar to try and flavor them better. They still resulted in tasting like vaguely chocolate-y butter and looked like meatloaf. Very gross and inedible. They also needed an extra ten minutes to cook, they came out of the oven at 20 minutes still liquid. DO NOT MAKE THESE.
It was some of the best Brownies I have had! I did what another lady said about useing 1/4 less shortening then what the recipe calls for,also i used butter in stead of shortening. We also put pecans in the mix and that's what really made it awesome.
Very yummy once I made some changes. I used margerine instead of shortening and less of it. I also added chocolate chips to the margerine/coco powder mix and melted the whole thing. They came out more chocolaty this way.
I did three things differently: *Butter instead of shortening *1 1/2 cups of sugar *Baked it in a non-stick mini muffin pan to make "brownie bites" They turned out great. My family TORE THEM UP and asked for more!
These were great! I thought that they were simple and quick to make. Instead of using a double boiler I just melted the shortening in the microwave. I also used only half the amount called for and replaced the other half with some pumpkin puree. They cooked for 18 minutes and came out beautiful. 2 thumbs up from my family. I will for sure make them again!!!
this is the best recipe of brownies i've ever tasted
I rarely bother to comment on a recipe that I have to rate under 4 but do feel that there are errors in this one. The amount of shortening does not balance. Definitely very easy to make but not like any brownie I have ever tried (and that is many). Do carefully check your recipe.
Yum! I increased the cocoa by half a teaspoon and the cook time by about 10 minutes. I also added about a handful of chocolate chips and the same amount of walnuts.
These were DEFINITELY not ready after 20 minutes, and I made the mistake of not checking them. I got a small taste of the edge and I don't think they're very good at all! Now I have to look for another recipe to make this morning :(
Ewww this wasn't at all chocolaty or even NEAR good. I wish as many have said, I had read the reviews first ! sure do wish this "brownie" was taken OFF the site. Almost always is this my favorite cooking site.
I do agree with the fact that there is to much shortening. I did think they were pretty good though. They should have more chocolate in them considering they are brownies. Overall the recipe (for the most part) satisfied my sweet tooth.
I loved these. Throw away all your other brownie recipes... these are even easier than a mix, because you probably already have all the ingredients! I make these for every occasion possible.
They didn't even look like brownies. Tan when they were supposed to be chocolate and really greasy from the shortening. After cooking for the specified 20 mins they were sliding around the pan. I didn't even try them.
The texture of the brownie was great, but i find that something is missing taste wise. Overall it was an ok recipe.
I think I fixed the problems with this recipe, I baked it first according to the recipe, tried it and I think I fixed it, but I'm in high altitude (6500ft) so it might be different for those at sea level. 2/3 Cup Shortening (minus 2 tablespoons) 1/3 cup cocoa (Hershey's) 3/4 cup sugar (I added a pinch of salt) 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 large eggs I baked at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean, then let cool for at least 10 minutes. (If brownies are still too gooey, lower oven temperature to 300 and bake an additional 5 minutes) These came out very fudgey, rich, and not too sweet. They do fall apart, but not nearly as bad as the first batch! I sprinkled the tops with powdered sugar!
I didn't like this recipe, the shortening seemed to be too much. I think half as much shortening replaced by milk would probably do the trick. If it's anu concellation, the kids and my husband had them gone in less than an hour! So they must have been good.
For all you fudge lovers I added a half a cup of choclate chips just to make it a bit more coclatier, but if you want more you can always add more.Definatly put less butter!
I tried this recipe - and it was yummy and so easy :-)
The ingredients are in the completely wrong proportions. too much shortening, not enough flour, etc. etc,
I found this recipe one day when I was looking for a good brownie recipe. However, I found, much to my dismay, that these brownies are anything but fudgy. I even tried tripling the cocoa powder, but they were still dissaponting and sadly unchocolaty.
I should have read the reviews first. I had these ingredients on hand so I decided to give it a try. They were very "crisco" tasting and not what I was looking for.
way too greasy no flavor. these are garbage.
I've noticed many people have said this recipe isn't so good. So, being an experimenter when I bake, add 6 tbsp of cocoa and if more sugar is needed, add the sugar. If you replace the shortening with butter or margarine, use more chocolate. Add real chocolate if you have some. Semi-sweet chocolate chips works.
I'm sorry, this recipe wasn't for us. It just didn't work out.
Not a fan...should have read reviews before I made a batch. As stated by many...they were very greasy and bland.
Best homemade brownies ever, this is the only recipe I use. Snacky
THIS ONE"S VERY !!YUCK!
Went on this site to get a recipe for brownies. I was surprised that this recipe used cocoa powder instead of squares. It was easy to make and delicious.
this looks very yummy i will trie this
Too oily and I would never recommend this recipe to anyone.
hello we are two friends baking and we tried your brownie recipe and it kicked !! great job!ohh and we put icing and sprinkles on it made it even better
I used butter for shortening, half/half brown and white sugar and added some chocolate chips to give a bit more flavour. My rating takes into account how quick and easy these are. I have had better brownies but these are pretty good and still hit the spot and they were so quick and easy to make so I would reccomend them for a quick fix (using basic ingredients).
I followed this recipe exactly and did not get brownies but more like Texas Chocolate sheet cake but not as flavorful. I made homemade icing for sheet cake and put pecans on top so it was still ok but not what I was looking for.
this is the worst!
This recipe is the best I made it 3 times a week it's easy fast and delicious
I was in a pinch and found this recipe calling for ingredients I had on hand. I should have read the other reviews first, but I was in a hurry. The brownies had a very light color, and the texture was just too sugary for my taste. On the other hand, the entire pan of them was eaten at the potluck I took them too.
I love how easy these are to make. They are fabulous. I do have to admit that it doesn't make 24 servings. It makes 6 servings, at least in my house.
These are the best brownies I’ve ever made! Ooie gooey chocolate fudgie!!
THE BROWNIES SEEMED KIND OF GREASY. BUT OTHER THEN THAT I THINK THAT THEY WERE GOOD. I WOULDN'T KNOW, I SET THEM ON THE TABLE AND TURNED AROUND. WHEN I CAME BACK THEY WERE GONE. BUT MY KIDS SAY THAT THEY WERE THE BEST
Not Great Would not do them again But OK. great for frist timers!!!!
I was looking for an easy brownie recipe because I didn't have any brownie mix. This didn't get the best reviews but I needed somethig easy. Someone said it wasn't fudgy enough so I put more cocoa in. The brownies came out very pale. The palest browniw I've seen. But very good!
Yeah! I wish I would have read the reviews before trying this one!
Greasy fall apart left a bad taste in my mouth.
This recipe could use some changes. I love the fact that there are few ingredients, but I do not think they make a very good chocolate brownie. After making the brownies and having my mouth water, I found that I taste flour and lots of sugar(not recommended for children after a certain time). In the end I was craving these brownies so I did eat them. I want to try this recipe again, but maybe change up some of the ingredients. Like instead of shortening use butter and maybe less sugar.