Jeremy loves brownies. I’m not the biggest fan of them, but of course, I’d eat one if it were offered to me. Unless, of course, there were also cookies. If I had to pick between cookies and brownies, I’d take cookies in a heartbeat, but that’s not the point. I was bored one afternoon and asked Jeremy if he would like some brownies. Sure enough, he said yes, so off to baking I went.
This recipe comes from Recipezaar.com and I’ve actually made these brownies a few time before. People have always loved them! They are easy to make, moist and very chocolatey. Plus, you can add whatever”goodies” you like! (I added nuts and chocolate chips) In all honesty though…I think they are a little too rich. I know what you’re probably thinking, “Sara, how can a brownie be too rich?” Call me crazy, but maybe it just comes down to the fact that brownies wouldn’t be my dessert of choice. Dont’ get me wrong, they are still good…it’s just that I can’t eat more than a small piece before I'm all chocolated out. So, if you’re looking for an easy and rich brownie, this is your recipe.
Right out of the oven.
Milk is necessary with this brownie.
“Whatever Floats Your Boat” Brownies, by Recipezaar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT
1-2 cup chocolate chips (semisweet, white, butterscotch, peanut butter) or raisins or chopped maraschino cherry or chopped nuts or M&M' or Reese's pieces or miniature marshmallow
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease an 8 inch square pan or line with foil.
- In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved.
- Add sugar and mix well.
- Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.
- Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until you no longer see any flour (do not overmix).
- Fold in "WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT"!
- Spread in pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
- DO NOT OVER-BAKE -- your brownies will come out dry. Adjust time/temp accordingly for your oven. If you do the knife/toothpick test, it should come out with moist crumbs, not clean.
- Cool completely before cutting into squares.
For double recipe, bake in 9x12 pan and add 5 minutes to baking time. Makes 16 brownies.