Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Never make brownies from a mix again!

I have to share this recipe with you. It is super quick, super delicious, and super easy! I have been making these brownies for years, and they have never let me down. (I can whip these up in less time than it takes my oven to preheat!)

Fudge Brownies
(aka "Never buy a brownie mix again" Brownie Recipe)

Mix together in mixing bowl:
1-1/3 cup flour
2 cups sugar
3/4- 1 cup cocoa powder (I am usually pretty generous with the cocoa!)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add desired Mix-ins (optional).

Optional Mix-ins:
1 cup chopped nuts
or 1 cup chocolate chips
or 1 cup M & Ms
or 1/2 cup pecans~ Then drizzle melted chocolate over baked brownies and sprinkle with coconut and more pecans.
or 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts~ Then drizzle melted caramel sauce over baked brownies and sprinkle on more peanuts.
Basically, you are only limited by your imagination!

Using two-cup measuring cup, mix together:
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or 1 t. vanilla & 1 t. almond~ yum!)

Add to dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Spread into 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until center starts to look crinkled... Just be careful not to overbake!

I would love to hear what your favorite combination is...