Perfect Chocolate Brownies

Perfect Chocolate Brownies created by Ashley Cuoco

This is the best brownie recipe I've ever used and I've used several!

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40mins
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9x13" pan.
  • Melt shortening in a large saucepan over low heat, then stir in cocoa.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Mix in sugar and vanilla then mix in eggs one at a time.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients then stir in nuts.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely, before cutting into 2x2" squares.
  • I have read all the great reviews and learned from them, thank you all. Now I line my pan with buttered alumunin foil or parchment paper. This works very well.
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  1. BRNTerri
    Flavorwise these are great. I cannot stand the hard top layer or the way these sank in the middle. I made half using 2 T. less cocoa. These need more salt. I won't be making these again.
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  2. Anonymous
    Great taste was so rich and great we could smell it from a mile away and i wanted the so bad, cook them for 25 min instead of 30 when you do it though
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  3. Michael K.
    This recipe produces really rich brownies. I fell in love at first bite. Because I love my brownies extra fudgy, I'm going to bake for only 25 mins next time. I used 100g of shortening plus 75g of butter. Added a table spoon of cinnamon and used half a cup of peanuts, sprinkled half a cup of dark chocolate chips on top. That gave it an extra oomph. Was a little scared cos most brownie batters I've ever made were on the runny side. I had to spread this in the pan with an offset spatula.
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  4. honorarose59
    first time i made home made brownies from scratch..totally yummy..i used vegetable oil instead of shortening, i added teaspoon of cinnamon, and replaced the nuts with a teaspoon of peanut butter. instead of greasing a baking pan i used greased muffin pans lined with greased aluminum foil, only thing i had to line the muffin pans. turned out great and was perfect even without using icing.
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  5. Caren C.
    Sadly, mine were bland and cakey. Followed recipe almost exactly so I blame the chocolate. I used a Godiva sweetened cocoa powder and reduced the sugar by a quarter cup. I guess the chocolate powder was just not right.
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