Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Sometimes I add dried fruit, M&Ms, or chocolate coated raisins, etc. You may need to make adjustments if in a high altitude area. If you like your brownies extra sweet just increase the amount of confectioners sugar or the brown sugar. A light coat of Kittencal's Pan Release, Professional Pan Coating (Pan Release, Professional Pan Coating (Better Than Pam Spray!)) works well for the sticking problem.
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 3⁄4 cup ghiradelli premium baking cocoa
- 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar (not packed)
- 4 eggs
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup nuts, chopped (pecans or macadamia nuts) (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- confectioners' sugar, to finish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt butter (low heat) in medium saucepan.
- Add cocoa powder ; stir until well mixed.
- Remove from heat.
- Add vanilla and both sugars.
- Add eggs to mixture, one at a time. (Mix each one in before adding the next.).
- In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Fold nuts and chips to the butter mix.
- Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
- Pour mixture into a 10x14 inch baking pan making sure it is spread out evenly. You can grease and flour the pan but I use parchment paper to ease the cleanup. [it will work in a 9x13 pan but will be thicker -- baking time will probably be affected -- I think an extra 5 minutes will do it].
- Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Slice when brownies have cooled. If you want it really sweet, sprinkle on a bit of confectioner’s sugar to give it a nice finish.
- Option: I sometimes I chop 1/2 cup dried cherries and 1/2 cup dried cranberries and add these to the mix in place of the nuts. and sometimes I add 1-2 cups mini marshmallows to the original recipe.
Irresistibly good! Chocolatey, rich and delicious. These are really good brownies. Made for a special occasion and expect they will see to another baking for Easter. Frosted half with a fudge frosting, powdered the other half with icing sugar ... the sweet lovers emptied the platter. Other than using a 9x13 pan made as posted - they were done in just a touch over 30 minutes. Thank you for a great brownie recipe.