Simply Fudgy Brownies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Sweet Diva MJ

I have been searching for years for the perfect brownie recipe (according to me). This is one I have tried from my Best of Country Cooking Cookbook collection. Not so much fudgy, but very chocolatey! I have to double or triple this recipe for my family because the original recipe amount will not last a whole day around here. I bake them on the low end of the cooking time.

Top Review by Chickee

These were good, not too cakey at all for us, although I did find them quite sweet and a little oily. I think next time I'll use the applesauce and that will fix this up. Super quick and easy, thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup baking cocoa
  • 12 cup vegetable oil (or 1/4 cup oil plus 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 34 cup all-purpose flour
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup chopped walnuts
  • 12 cup milk chocolate chips or 12 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 12 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. In a small bowl, combine cocoa, applesauce and oil until smooth. In another bowl, beat eggs.
  2. Add the sugar, vanilla and cocoa mixture. Stir in flour and salt just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  3. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Yield: 16 brownies.

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