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Homemade Brownies

I’ve always baked brownies from a box. I never really tried to bake them from scratch b/c the ones from a box tasted great & were easy. Well, we had a party to go to & I didn’t have a box of brownie mix so I decided to give making them from scratch a try. I’m not sure I will EVER buy a box again. These are THAT good!

Adapted from

1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp water
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8X8 inch square pan.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and stir in to the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies are set up. Do not overbake! Cool in pan and cut into squares.

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Wednesday 25th of March 2009

These sound great Merry! I always make mine from a mix as well. I'll have to give this a try.


Wednesday 25th of March 2009

Merry, these sound great! That is the least amount of eggs that I have seen in a brownie recipe. Normally, that's why I don't make them, because I don't have 8 extra eggs lying around. Thanks for sharing!