Monday, August 27, 2012

Homemade Brownies

    The hubby and I have been on a brownie kick lately. I always love chocolate but I am normally not a brownie lover. However, I decided to try and search out a good brownie recipe to suit our new tastes. Of course there are your average box brownies, but there is nothing better then making something from scratch. It is full of homemade goodness and I cannot help but believe that it is always healthier for you if you make it homemade.
    This recipe is a very simple recipe which I found was really easy to follow and they came out scrumptious. The greatest thing about this recipe is all the ingredients in it are probably already in your cupboard, except perhaps the cocoa. However, cocoa tends to be a staple in my cupboard. If you ever make real hot cocoa instead of the packets you will keep it as a staple in your cupboard as well, not to mention all the many other things you can use it for. I hope you like the homemade brownies as much as we do!

Homemade Brownies

- 1 1/2 cups of butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cups of cocoa
- 2 cups of nuts (optional)

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and add cocoa and mix well. ( you can use a mixer if you want but it is not necessary I just used a wooden spoon ). Stir in sugar.

Blend in eggs one at a time.

Add vanilla and stir in flour and nuts. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9" x 13" pan.

Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool for 20-30 minutes and then cut into 20 square pieces.

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