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Absolutely Best Brownies Recipe
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Absolutely Best Brownies

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"This are the easiest and most delicious brownies that I have ever eaten. They are so moist and super quick and easy to make. For best results, use a Dutch processed cocoa. For less cake-like brownies, use all-purpose flour instead of self rising. "

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Original recipe makes 12 brownies Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, and mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the vanilla and stir in walnuts if desired. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are firm. Cool before cutting into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2005

This is a great recipe! I either double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan or quadruple the recipe and use an 11 x 17 pan. To make this easy recipe even easier, I just melt the butter on the stove in a big saucepan, take it off the heat, and dump in all the other ingredients, mix with a whisk, and pour it in the pan. It takes me like 5 minutes to make these when I do it this way. Since these brownies get a "film" on the top of them when they bake, it's best not to frost these. They are so rich anyways, they don't need frosting. Instead I just add chocolate chips, toffee pieces, nuts, or whatever else right into the batter. I have also added instant coffee powder, rum, and butterscotch sauce. Everytime I make them, they turn out so good and are so easy. Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 25, 2010

My family liked these...but I found them a little dry (even though I cooked for 5 min. less then recommended - could have done with even less time in the oven). I did like the richness of the chocolate flavour though.

Jul 22, 2003

I couldn't believe how easy these were to make once I tasted them. I used all purpose flour and they came out nice and fudgy. They also had a nice crisp top and moist center.

Dec 16, 2005

Great recipe! Substituted 1/2 All-purpose flour plus 3/4 tsp. baking powder plus an additional 1/4 tsp salt (making 1/2 tsp salt total) for the self-rising flour. Did 1/2 margarine and 1/2 butter. Mixed with a stand mixer. Add a little powdered sugar mmmm the kids loved it. we ate the whole pan right when it came out of the oven!!!!!

Feb 14, 2007

Took literally 5 minutes to make! Turned out moist, and not too sweet (so you can eat more of them!). Perfect for drop-in company. Try adding crunched up Heath toffee bars to the bottom before pouring the batter - wow! Thanks for the recipe!

Sep 21, 2003

These brownies were so delicious. I used margarine and all-purpose flour, and they were still the best I've ever had! First batch was eaten so quickly that I had to make another the same day. Double the recipe and cook a bit longer and they'll turn out heavenly. :)

Jan 07, 2008

These are pretty good. I prefer the Mmm Better Brownies on here, though.

Oct 24, 2003

These brownies are nice. I have a serious sweet tooth, and this recipe was still too sweet for me. Consider using less sugar. Thank you Jenn


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  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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