Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe was submitted by Mrs. Stuart Padnos for a cookbook fund raiser put out by members of the Junior Welfare League, Holland, Michigan about 30 or so years ago. My mom brought the cookbook back to me as a souvenir of their trip. I've made these brownies all these years and have great luck with them every time. I like to top them with an easy cooked chocolate fudge icing that I got from a bowling partner several years ago. These brownies are like a chocolate cake-not gooey like some recipes and I do personally like them plain without nuts or raisins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt chocolate and butter in heavy pot.
  2. (I like to use a cast iron skillet) Let cool slightly, then add sugar and mix well.
  3. Add eggs, mix well, then beat in flour.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add nuts or raisins, if desired.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Bake in 9 1/2 x 13 inch greased pan for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees.
  8. Do Not Overbake.


Most Helpful

This is great. Great of course with tall glass of milk. I made these with my niece and nephew. They gobbled them up and asked for the recipe for their mom! We omitted the raisins and used walnuts. I will try next time with pecans. Great, no fail recipe.

Smilynn November 19, 2002

Sorry Laudee, I hate to give this only 3 stars, but I really didn' have any luck with this one :( I found them to be too cakey for my liking. I also found that the middle was still soft and the outside edges were almost burned! I even tried this recipe 2 times and I had the same result both times. Prehaps baking it in two small pans would turn out better?? I also like my brownies to be really chocolatey and these just did not seem to have the chocolate flavour that I was looking forward to. Sorry.

* Pamela * July 14, 2003

These are AWESOME brownies! At least they are the kind that I grew up eating. There was a Betty Crocker kid's cookbook that had this SUPER easy and delicious brownie recipe in it that we would always make. The page was smudged, written on and always opened to that page because we used it so much. So glad that even though I don't have the cookbook any longer, I can still find fantastic recipes online!

julie.kretzmer March 18, 2013

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