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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Versatile Brownies (Add what you like!)

Serves about 16


1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

You can add 1-2 cups of various chips (semi-sweet chocolate, white, butterscotch, peanut butter) or raisins, or chopped maraschino cherries, or chopped nuts, or M&M's, or Reese's pieces, or miniature marshmallows, or chopped candy bars, or ???.  Add whatever you like!


1.  Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

2.  Grease an 8-inch square pan or line with foil.

3.  In a medium bowl, combine melted butter and cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved.

4.  Add sugar and mix well.

5.  Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.

6.  Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until you no longer see any flour (do not over mix).

7.  Fold in "your favorite additions"!

8.  Spread in pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.

9.  DO NOT OVER-BAKE-- your brownies will come out dry.  Adjust time/temp according for your oven.  If you do the knife/toothpick test, it should come out WITH MOIST crumbs, not totally clean.

10.  Cool completely before cutting into squares.

11.  For vegetarians, don't use marshmallows.

12.  For double recipe, bake in 9x13-inch pan and add 5 minutes to baking time.

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