I have always been a chewy brownie type of a girl. Cake-like brownies are simply okay. In other words, if you offered me a cake brownie, I would eat one. I mean, I would never turn down chocolate. (Who really would?!) Fudge brownies have my heart though.
Or should I say, my tummy. And my hips.
For years now, Hubs and I have been making baby steps, and some larger strides, in our healthy living journey. We have switched to a good deal of organic foods (not all), non-toxic health and beauty items and either homemade or all natural homecare items.
It has been quite the journey. We have learned many things along the way.
One of my favorite and most fulfilling moments has been when I rediscover the joy of homemade. Miss Crocker simply can’t compete with the delectable treats that we can whip together in our own kitchen. (Sorry, Betty.)
This brownie recipe was immediately deemed the best ever.
I know, I know. You’re shaking your head about now and thinking, Yeah, right. Everyone thinks that their recipe is the “best” ever. And that’s fine. I understand your scepticism. To be honest, I’ve had those same thoughts myself about various things….until I had these brownies.
So good. In fact, good doesn’t even begin to describe them.
I found the original recipe here. Can you guess what it was called? I bet that you’ll never guess. Never in a million years.
Ok, go ahead and try.
Just like that….”Best Brownies”.
Did you think of that title? Fitting, huh? You want to know what’s unbelievable about them?
They truly live up to their name. Seriously. I am not kidding, and trust me, I know chocolate. So do a TON of people. The ratings for this recipe are through the roof. It has been approved by hundreds of thousands of people. You can’t argue with those numbers, right?!
Sometime people shy away from homemade, they feel that making things from scratch is more time-consuming and difficult. Perhaps this is true in some instances, but not with these brownies. My ten year old daughter whipped three pans of these out in just a matter of minutes. They have become her specialty—she is now the brownie queen.
This easy recipe will make the contents of the red box seem so bland. You really have to try these and I promise, you’ll be hooked on them like we are.
I guess that this can kind of be a bad thing. Well, here’s my disclaimer for these brownies and any future pounds that may result. Always bake with a crowd nearby and never, never leave yourself alone with them.
Bad things can happen…like one less pan for the Christmas social.
Perhaps 2015 should be the year that I give up chocolate.
Did you hear that? That was the sound of me snorting here at the absurd thought of my giving up on this sweet indulgence. I should wash my mouth out with soap for such a riduculous utterance. I could never turn my back on a childhood friend. At least not completely.
Chocolate and I go way back.
- ½ c. butter
- 1 c. white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ⅓ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ c. flour
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
- In a large saucepan, melt ½ cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in ⅓ cup cocoa, ½ cup flour, slat and baking powder. Spread into pan.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
Ever make homemade brownies? Do you love chocolate too? Who else needs to join me in a lifestyle eating change soon? I need support here.
Meanwhile nibble on these.