Ultimate Brownies

"From the 1990 collection "America's Best Recipes". These are really good!"
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  • Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  • Melt chocolate and butter together in large bowl (I do this in the microwave).
  • Add sugars; mix well.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  • Add flour and salt; stir until blended.
  • Add walnuts.
  • Pour into greased 13x9 pan; bake 25 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • MAKE FROSTING-------------.
  • Melt chocolate and butter together.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Add powdered sugar.
  • Beat for 3 minutes or until smooth.

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  1. Wow, these were wonderful chewy fudgy brownies topped with a nice chocolate frosting. The recipe was easy to follow (one bowl cleanup), and only takes 25 minutes in the oven to produce a great dessert. I mixed up the frosting as soon as the brownies came out of the oven, and frosted the brownies while they were hot. Cooled the brownies in the refrigerator, and we had dessert. Thanks for another great recipe Inez! [Note: a toothpick won't come out clean after 25 minutes of baking because these a fudgy brownies.]
  2. these truely are ultimate brownies. if you have not had them your life is not complet. i have told everybody i know about this easy, great tasting, brownie recipe
  3. These brownies are wonderful. I had been searching for a recipe that yielded such delightful fudgy brownies and am thrilled to have finally found one. I used a glass baking dish and it took a bit longer to cook my batch, about 40-45 minutes. I also made the frosting with regular milk since I didn't have any evaporated on hand and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!!
  4. These are really delicious brownies. I followed the recipe exactly, however, I think my oven must need some adjusting as they were still doughy after baking for for at least 40 minutes. Chewy is one thing, these were raw, but the flavor was a 10+ and I'm sure that I will try them again.
  5. I am not one to cook dessert items but as all the kids were coming for Christmas, I searched out this recipe. I did not get a chance to make the icing as they started eating it without. A hit with all including me.


  1. Ok, this is the best brownie I ever made! I did change a couple things though. First I used pecans instead of the walnuts because I only had pecans in my fridge. I will try with walnuts the next time I make these. I also did not make the frosting and used ready made. I ran out of time and needed them done but next time I will be making the frosting. I found that these brownies cut easily for me and were just the right flavour. I will be using this from now on as my recipe for brownies! The best ever!
  2. MizzNezz, these brownies are scrumptious! What a huge success: fast, simple, de-lish! I used pecans instead of walnuts, and allowed another 10 minutes baking time. I'll never buy brownie mix again.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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