While I’m on the plane to sunny San Francisco, my friend, Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife offered to share her incredible Ultimate Chocolate Brownies recipe. Although Jo-Lynne has never made these brownies for me (ahem!) her recipe is very, very similar to the double chocolate brownies that I make (and I can attest that they are so much better than brownies from a box!).
This is seriously the best brownie recipe ever. And I can say that because I really can’t take credit. It came in a Pillsbury dessert recipe cookbook I received as a wedding present and quickly became a family favorite. I’ve been making it for 17 years. And yes, that makes me officially old. They are delicious because it is full of butter and eggs — as all brownies should be!
This recipe makes a rich, dense, gooey brownie. If you like a cakey brownie, these aren’t for you. My kids love these — and their friends do too. They have become somewhat of a legend around these parts. They’re also super easy to make — so easy that I’ve taught my kids to make them!! Try them and see for yourself!
WARNING: this recipe may be hazardous to your waistline.
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla (don't use the fake stuff)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat; cool.
- Beat eggs and sugar together and add to butter.
- Add vanilla and beat (by hand with a large whisk or wooden spoon) till light and fluffy.
- Add the flour, cocoa and salt; mix well.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spread in buttered 13x9 glass baking pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes in a preheated 325-degree oven.
- Serve warm or room temp.
What could be better than DOUBLE chocolate?!
And now I think I need to whip some up for myself. Once I’m back home again…
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