Homemade Chocolate Brownies


I have a confession to make... I've NEVER made brownies from scratch... until today! The ones from the box are just so good. Especially the Ghirardelli ones. Anyway, I found this recipe and knew I had to give it a try. I'm pleased to tell you that these brownies are absolutely delicious! 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9"x13" baking dish. In a saucepan, melt the butter and then add the sugar. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Do not let the mixture boil.

Place the butter mixture, cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla into a large bowl. Mix until combined.

Stir in the flour and chocolate chips.

Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. 

These babies are rich! So I'll leave you with a Steel Magnolias quote...

25 comments:

  1. Those brownies look delicious! It should be illegal though to post this kind of goodness before lunchtime! Now I want a brownie for breakfast!!

    :)

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    1. Thanks Kayla! I'm not gonna lie, I totally ate one for breakfast yesterday. :)

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  2. I feel so hungry! Bookmarking this for future baking projects!

    VALOURANDLACE.COM

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  3. I love brownies! These look really delicious!

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  4. These look soooo good. I'm definitely guilty of falling back on boxed brownie mixes when
    I have a craving but I think I'm gonna have to try these babies.

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  5. yum...yum...totally need to make brownies now

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  6. Oooh, those look so yummy! I've never made brownies from scratch either, but I think I'm going to have to test these ones out!

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  7. Yummy! I've never made them from scratch either, but who needs from scratch when you've got Ghiridelli brownies?? Haha, I may have to try these, they look delicious!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  8. My gosh these brownies look incredible! I could eat a whole dish of these. Yum!

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  9. I have a confession to make... I've NEVER made brownies. That's a shame, they are so yummy and easy to make!

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  10. They look super tasty. Must be something in the air because I made chewy chocolate cream cheese cookies this week!

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  11. Oh man, YUM. I must make these soon!

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  12. I JUST made these at ten in the morning because they looked so delicous and seemed so simple. I'm happy to report that not only were they really easy to make, but they were scrumptious as well. I'm so glad that I found this recipe. I had previously tried making brownies from scratch and that ended up a disaster. This was my last chance. Thank you so much for finding this recipe and posting it. You can't begin to imagine how much I appreciate it!!!

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    1. I'm so glad you like them! Now I want to make a batch! :)

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  13. So good and yummy! I have been looking for a new brownie recipe (as I have lost my old favourite) and this one is the new winner. So gooey and fudgey and amazing.

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  14. Can you use white chocolate chips? Would they still taste good?

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  15. Correct me if I am wrong, but the picture of the butter that you have shows 2 half quarts of butter which makes half a cup and not one cup as you specify, 1 cup is two bars of butter. The brownies look YUMMY!!!!!!

    Cariños,

    María Alba Negrón
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Maria,

      I'm not quite sure that I understand your question. The 2nd photo shows 2 bars of butter which equals one cup... that is the amount I used. Hope that helps.

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  16. These are the only brownies I've ever made, but I've made them three times in the last 8 weeks. Every time I finish a batch, a new person requests some! They should come with a warning: Don't share with anyone :)

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    1. Thank you so much! You made my day! :)

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  17. They were amazing! Doing this afternoon again, thank you for this amazing recipe!! :)

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  18. I'm so glad I found this recipe!! This is my go chocolate brownie recipe and its such a hit in my household! Thanks. :)

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