My favorite brownies recipe plus a few variations.
Servings: varies by size of brownie slicesPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
1/2 cup butter
2 squares (2 ounces) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Melt butter and chocolate in a small pan. Place sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a medium-size bowl. Add melted butter and chocolate. Stir well; add flour. Spoon batter into a greased 8 x 8 square pan. Bake at 350-degrees for 20-25 minutes–or, for brownie bites, spoon into cups in a mini-muffin pan. (Makes approximately two dozen mini-muffins. Bake mini-muffins approximately 15 minutes. Brownie bites are fun! Kids love brownie bites.)
More Brownie Ideas!
Add into the batter along with the flour:
*Chocolate Chip Brownies–-Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
*Nutty Brownies–-Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
*Candy Brownies-–Add 1/2 cup M&Ms or your favorite candy bar (chopped).
Try these ideas as toppings before putting brownies in the oven:
*S’mores Brownies-–Crumble 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers over batter in pan then sprinkle 1/2 cup mini-marshmallows and 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top.
*Turtle Brownies–-Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped nuts over batter. Spread 1/2 cup caramel sundae syrup on top of nuts and chocolate chips. (About this one–can I just say TO DIE FOR?!)
*Triple Chocolate Brownies-–Add 1/4 cup chocolate chunks and 1/4 cup chocolate chips to batter then spread 1/2 cup chocolate sundae syrup and 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top.
*Chocolate-Covered Cherry Brownies-–Add 1/2 cup halved cherries to batter then spread 1/2 cup chocolate sundae syrup on top. (Easiest thing to do here is use 1/2 cup drained cherries from a can of pie filling, saving remainder of the can for another use.)
Recipe can be doubled to fit a regular sheet brownie pan or a 9 x 13 cake pan (bake approximately 30 minutes with doubled recipe) if you’re fixing for a crowd.
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