Sunday, June 13, 2010

Brownies... the homemade kind!

Betty Crocker does a good job. Pillsbury has a good thing going. And Ghiradelli!?? Oh goodness, those are some fantastic brownies! And what about Michelle Pedersen? Ya. She has some pretty Bombshell Brownies, too! Wanna try 'em!? Here you go! Don't be afraid! Scratch brownies are easy! And DELICIOUS!

Take 2 sticks of butter. STOP NOW - if you're getting nervous about that just let me remind you - we're making BROWNIES!! These aren't health bars. They're brownies. Ooey, gooey, terrible for you brownies! Ready! OK - let's try that again! Get 2 sticks of butter (or margarine) and melt them in the microwave. Not 'softened' butter. Melted. Add it to a mixer with 1 1/2 cups of white sugar, 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar & 1 tablespoon of vanilla (not teaspoon!)

Give it a good whirl until it's creamed together well. Now we're gonna add 4 eggs - 1 at a time, mixing well after each one.

In a separate bowl whisk together 1 1/2 cup of flour, 1 cup of cocoa & 1 tsp of salt. Slowly add it to the mixer & blend into the sugar/butter/egg mixture.

Once that's all mixed up add 1 cup of chocolate chips (it just keeps getting better, right!!!?)

This is a thick batter. Don't think you did something wrong. It's supposed to be like that. Now pour it into a 9 x 13 pan that you've sprayed with PAM. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Cool them for a while before you dig in - if you try to cut them when they're still hot they'll crumble apart. I know - it's SO hard to be patient. But you'll be glad you waited. And once the wait is up I definitely won't judge you if you have 2 or 3. Of 1/4 of the pan. ENJOY!!!



1 cup butter/margarine (2 sticks), melted
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 TBsp vanilla (not teaspoon!)
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350.

Combine melted butter, sugars and vanilla in a mixer. Add eggs, mix well.

In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder & salt.  Slowly add it to the creamed mixture in the mixer.  Add chocolate chips.

Pour [thick] batter into sprayed 9x13.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.  Allow to cool before cutting or they will crumble.


  1. All I can think is YUM!!! And so sad I have to wait 6 weeks to try these, that's when I will let myself eat YUMMY food again!

  2. ohhhh yes this is a drooler recipe for sure. I have been making a family pass down brownie recip for ages i will have to try these and add them to my book. thanks