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Easy Brownies

on March 16, 2015

This recipe for Easy Brownies is from Grandma’s church cookbook, and was contributed by one of her good friends. I’m really not sure how or why I found it, but I’m glad I did! I made this recipe for brownies a lot during the last years that my kids were in school, just because they’re so easy and quick to make. I usually ended up making a last-minute batch to send off with the kids to college at the end of a weekend. You can see that I’ve written notes about the recipe in the book over the years.

Easy Brownies


This really is a great and very easy recipe!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Easy Brownies

1 1/2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

10 Tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup soft butter

4 eggs, unbeaten

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

Place all ingredients in a mixer bowl (it’s easier to mix all the ingredients if you cream the butter and sugar first).

Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.

Top with chocolate chips, if desired.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.


These brownies are so easy to make, I forgot to take photos until they were done!


I topped this batch of brownies with mint chocolate chips, green sugar, and white pearls for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can customize these depending on your or your family’s likes and dislikes. I have topped them with all kinds of chips: mint, white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, milk chocolate, and combinations of all of the above. You can also put any kind of chopped nuts on top.


These are so ridiculously easy to make (that’s why I like this recipe so much). Just put it all in the mixer bowl, mix up the ingredients, and that’s it. These also freeze very well.


They’re delicious, dense, chewy, and chocolately – everything you want in a brownie. Oh yeah – and they’re VERY EASY!



2 responses to “Easy Brownies

  1. Mom says:

    They are VERY good………………

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