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Fantastic brownies!!! Very easy to make with ingredients I always have on hand. I made 1/2 of the recipe, since it is now just the two of us mostly. I have a square brownie/cupcake pan that I used and this scaled back version made 9 individual brownies, probably bigger the when we cut them from the 9 X 13" pan. Loved the texture, not totally cake-like but also not real fudge-like either, just right. I used the cocoa and used 5 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon Crisco. Definitely will make these anytime we want brownies, going into my best of 2012. Thanks for sharing the recipe MollyJ. Made for the "Help A Naked Recipe" in the Photo Forum.

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diner524 October 04, 2012

Great recipe Molly J! I used cocoa as well as chocolate squares (cutting back on marg a bit), and replaced some of the white sugar with brown. Baked several batches, cut 24 from each pan & froze them for the bake stall next weekend at our American Women's Club annual Independence Day Fair here in Perth, Western Australia. Aussies will love 'em! BTW, one equal 5 Weight Watchers ProPoints (sigh).

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taxingwoman June 27, 2011

This is the *only* brownie recipe I've been using recently. I love these because they aren't too cake-y/fluffy, but they don't turn in to rocks once they cool either. Everyone I've made these for has asked for another batch :) The only thing I add extra is a cup of mini marshmallows, and occasionally some pecan bits, but other than that, I leave the recipe exatly as posted. Perfect! Thank you!

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glitterkitty June 26, 2011

These were the brownies ive been looking for. i reduced the sugar by 1/2 cup and added a bit more cocoa. I like them chocolaty

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Beautiful Disgrace November 11, 2010

These brownies are utterly delightful! We didn't have any nuts but they were still excellent. The pan didn't last long. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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Euphegenia October 18, 2010

These are the best brownies I have ever had! I love this recipe and it is going into my best recipe book!

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Boo430 April 29, 2010

My 16 yo daughter wanted to buy the "box" brownie mix at the grocery store for her class party. I convinced her to try this, and she was SO happy she made them! It proved to her that yes, home made really is better! Thank you for posting this easy yet chocolaty and delicious brownie recipe!

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youngdovefarm October 02, 2009

Fabulous & delicious! These brownies came out absolutely perfect-just slightly crisp on the very outer edge of the top and bottom, and decadently moist and fudgy in the middle layer. Perfect consistency, this is the authentic recipe I've been looking for. I didn't find them too sweet or lacking in chocolate, I followed the recipe as written and thought they were perfect. The only changes I made were that I doubled the vanilla (which I always do, personal preference because I think vanilla isn't as potent as the 'old fashioned'' type) and used chopped pecans because that is what I had on hand. This one is going into my handcopied personal file-it is my favorite 'scratch' brownie recipe that I've tried. Thanks Molly!

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Ashleybakes July 04, 2009
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