Brownies from Scratch Are SO Simple to Make!

My sister has never, ever bought a box-mix of brownies. Can you believe it?  With this recipe, you can see why!  The kids are able to make this on their own now without any help from me… Now I’ll pass it along to you if you like baking with your kids!

IMG_3279BrowniesThe only unusual ingredient that you might not have on hand is baker’s chocolate — in powder form (pictured in the picture above). The one I have on hand is called Natural Unsweetened Cocoa.

Brownies:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
Mix all ingredients. Pour into a floured 8×8 pan (spray oil, put a teaspoon of flour in the pan and shake it around dumping out the excess flour). Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees/170 C. Check by inserting a toothpick–when it comes out clean, brownies are done.  If you prefer less gooey brownies, cook for 23 minutes.  Cut into squares while warm.
The mixture is slightly different to the mixture from a box.  It is a bit thicker. (Obviously *I* have made box-brownies, unlike my Sis!)
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Try to snap a picture of the finished brownies BEFORE they disappear!
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These brownies don’t taste identical to box brownies, but my kids LOVE them!
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6 Responses

  1. Kimberly says:

    How much baker’s chocolate?

  2. Jenny says:

    I can’t wait to try these!!

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