Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

From the back of an old cocoa canister; this recipe is tried & true!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, and water in large bowl.
  3. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in nuts.
  4. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into bars.
Most Helpful

I have been looking for this recipe! I have used it for years, and love it! My grocery store stopped carrying Nestle's brand cocoa and I miss it. Thanks for posting it, IrishEyesNYC!

cookin mimi October 08, 2012

I've used this so many times. It really is the best recipe. It's dairy free too! I also make mine with more cocoa in it anywhere ranging up to 1 cup of cocoa. It tastes better this way. =)

Lavina N. May 14, 2015

I make this recipe alot as everyone loves these brownies. I have used hersheys cocoa many times. Its about the same taste.

Chef 298200 October 28, 2013