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Easy chocolate brownies are fudgy and ready in minutes

chocolate brownies
chocolate brownies
Sherry Smith-Noble

These brownies are spectacular. The chocolate is not overpowering, yet they are rich. The texture is moist and decadent, yet not overwhelming. These brownies are so easy to make, that it’s the perfect go-to recipe. It’s hard to find enough superlatives to describe how wonderful they are.

There are a few things that should not be over mixed and brownies are one of them. Put all of the ingredients in a bowl, then stir with a spoon just until incorporated. Though cakes and other lighter-textured desserts benefits from being whipped with an electric mixer, brownies credit their dense, heavier texture to the manner in which they are mixed.

If you’re looking for an amazing end-product, use only real ingredients. There is no substitute for real vanilla extract (do not use imitation), use a good brand of cocoa powder, and use real butter. Butter has no substitutes! If the price is a bit off-putting, go to Sam’s Club or Wal-Mart. Both locations carry butter at a very reasonable price. Buy extra and freeze it!

Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Ingredients for Easy Chocolate Brownies:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)

Directions for making Easy Chocolate Brownies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease an 8-inch square baking pan or line it with parchment.

In a large microwavable bowl, place the butter and put it in the microwave to melt it.

Once the butter is melted, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir everything together with a wooden spoon until well-incorporated. Add the nuts if using.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the middle comes out nearly clean. Cool before cutting.

Other great brownie recipes:

Chocolate and caramel brownie recipe – amazing!

Chocolate and mint brownie recipe – this is a classic!

Chocolate and marshmallow brownie recipe – maybe the best ever!

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