Brownies are a popular dessert for good reason. First of all, brownies are delicious! Brownies are easy to make, you can add your favorite mix-ins to your favorite recipe to personalize it, and they tase just as good a day or two after you bake them (if they last that long!). Below, I have listed my three favoriterecipes.
Epic Brownies is a wonderful, gooey basic recipe. You can follow this recipe exactly for delicious and chocolatey brownies, or you can add in your favorite extras. Extras or mix-ins include chocolate chips, mini m&m’s, crushed candy bar pieces, etc… This will become your favorite go-torecipe for brownies.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
- ⅔ cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
1.Preheat oven to 350F.
2.Spray the 9×12 inch non-stick pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
3.Put the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and melt the butter in a microwave. Mix the cocoa powder with the butter. Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla in another large bowl. Add the butter and cocoa mixture to the egg and mix so everything is combined. Add flour, salt and powder to the liquid mixture, and stir until combined (don’t overmix).
4.Pour the batter into the dish, put in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Do not overbake! If it seems slightly under cookedit will complete the hardening process in the pan once it cools. Do not bake this moreit will dry out if overcooked.
5.When the dessert is cooled down, cut it into squares.
Everyone loves s’mores. When it’s too cold to go camping, or if you are having an indoor slumber party, this s’more recipe will be a big hit. You may have to make more than one batch to keep everyone happy and possibly get to eat one yourself!
- 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, melted
- 6 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups Golden Grahams cereal, divided
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1.Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan and set aside.
2.In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir well. Then whisk in melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Gently fold in 1 1/2 cups Golden Grahams and 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips.
3.Spread the batter in the prepared dish. Bake for 40 minutes. Then pull out of the oven and sprinkle with 2 cups Golden Grahams, 2 cups mini marshmallows, and 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
4.Place back in the oven and bake another 5-10 minutes, until the marshmallows are toasted. (Watch them closely so they don’t burn!)
5.Cool the brownies for at least 15 minutes before trying to cut. Cut into 24-30 pieces and serve!
When you feel the need for something sweet, but want to try something different than the original chocolate recipe, bake a batch of these red velvet brownies. They are absolutely delicious, gooey, and possess the perfect amount of sweetness. You can’t go wrong with these red velvet brownies covered in cream cheese frosting.
Red Velvet Brownies
- 1 (4-oz.) bittersweet chocolate bar, chopped
- ¾ cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 (1-oz.) bottle red liquid food coloring
- 1½ teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 or 7×11 inch pan with aluminum foil allowing 2 inches to hang over the sides. Lightly grease.
2.In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate and butter stirring after 30 seconds each time being careful not to burn the chocolate. Whisk in the sugar and add the eggs one at a time until blended. Add the flour, red food coloring, 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder, and vanilla. Stir until fully incorporated.
3.Pour into the bottom of your preparedpan and bake for 40-44 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean with moist crumbs. Cool completely.
4.TO make the cream cheese frosting: Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until creamy. Frost the cooled brownies.
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