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Quick and Easy Brownies

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"Takes about 45 minutes to make."

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Original recipe makes 20 bars Change Servings


  1. Melt the butter or margarine and mix all ingredients in the order given.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 30 minutes in a 9 x 13 inch greased pan.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 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.

Feb 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.

Mar 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!

Apr 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!

Jul 27, 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.

May 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.

Jan 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!


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  • Calories
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

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

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