• Laura Caluian

    I also like chocolate / cocoa cakes, which I find more flavored.. What about some tart cherries added in the brownies dough, or some cream on top of each piece? Oh, God…I think I’ll go to the kitchen now :)…
    P.S. Soon, I’ll send you a chocolate cake recipe that my fiance asks me to bake very often ..it’s gorgeous and very easy to make.

    • Hi Laura, You absolutely could add some dried tart cherries to this. I would use about 1/2 cup. Cream on top would be good too. The opportunities to add and have fun with are endless. Enjoy.

      It would be a great addition to this. I can’t wait to see your recipe. It would really fun to make. 🙂

  • doreenpendgracs

    Thx for the mention, Susan, and for the terrific recipe. I’ll be sure to pin it!

    • Hi Doreen, You are so welcome and you’re welcome. I had you in mind when I was working on this creation. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    Brownies are one of the rare times I like chocolate. My favorites have cream cheese swirled into the top.

    • Hi Jon, Brownies get to just about everyone… LOL. You certainly could add that to this when you make it. If you do, let me know how it turned out. 🙂

  • Catarina Alexon

    Wonderful recipe, Susan. Will try it.

    Why can’t the United States join the rest of the world and use litres and decilitres? Would facilitate. After all just 3,5% of the world’s population live in the US & Canada:-)

    • Hi Catarina, Thanks. I think your enjoy it.

      That is a good question. I know our pages have both but it somehow never really caught on. I think in time because the measurements are much more accurate. 🙂

  • Janelle

    Definitely trying this one, Susan. It looks delicious and super easy.

    • Cool! It is both Janelle. This is my kind of recipe. 🙂

  • DC

    I love brownies. I’m going to make this dry mix and keep it handy so I can whip up some brownies whenever the kids want some. Great recipe idea – thanks for sharing Susan!

    • Hi DC and your so welcome, I have few packages made already that purpose. I don’t think they will stay around very long… LOL. 🙂

  • Wendy Merron

    I’m feeling that old chocolate craving growing! What a lovely idea.
    Susan, what do you recommend for making this as a gift?
    How would you package it?

    • Hi Wendy, This would make a great gift. I woudl put it in a pretty jar with a ribbon and a tag with the instructions. I know it would be a big hit with whoever would receive it. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Boy oh boy did I eve spread the word about this recipe! Yeah, being chocolate had something to do with it. 🙂

    • Hi Cheryl, LOL, yeah, chocolate does get everyone attention. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  • Rebecca Rider

    Mmmm… great recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Rebecca, Yep that it is. I know you would love this recipe if you tried it. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Looks good Susan and easy. I have a similar recipe. I’ll have to check yours out. 🙂

    • Hi Pat, Thanks so much. I would love to compare notes. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        Sure – be glad to. I’m happy to share. Here’s mine:


        3/4 C unsweetened cocoa ~~ 1/4 C oil
        2/3 C shortening ~~ 2 C sugar
        4 eggs ~~ 1 tsp vanilla
        1-1/4 C flour ~~ 1 tsp baking powder
        1 tsp salt ~~ 1 C chopped nuts (optional)
        (adjustments for 8500’+ high altitude is 1-3/4 C sugar, add +2 Tblsp flour and shortening 1/3 cup butter/1/3 Crisco)

        In saucepan, heat oil, cocoa and shortening together and stir. Don’t overheat – just long enough to melt. Take off stove and mix and stir in remaining ingredients (sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt). Spread in greased pan (13x9x2 or 8×8), bake for 30 mins at 350 degrees.
        It’s interesting to compare and I’m always having to make adjustments to mine for altitude. I’m looking forward to trying yours.

        • Thanks for this. That is an interesting recipe. I am going to give this yours a try too. 🙂

          • Pat Ruppel

            Always welcome Susan. Let me know. I’d be interested in what differences you see.

          • Will do Pat. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Warm brownies with a tall glass of ice-cold milk always hit the spot 😉

  • Adrienne

    Brownies are my favorite dessert Susan so you had me at the title. Now I have to admit, the brownie mix I buy is less then $2.00 and it’s name brand and darn good so I doubt we can make it cheaper then that but having that recipe is certainly not going to go to waste! Thanks a bunch.

    • That is a great price Adrienne. This costs out at around $1.50 if you use the most expensive cocoa you can buy. To insure it tasted good I used a more affordable cocoa and it then costed out around 1.10. I also buy stuff in bulk which brings the price per unit down quite a bit. 🙂 Enjoy. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    I love brownies, so tasty. What a great hostess gift this would make too.

    • That is would Debra, especially if you put in in a decorative bad or jar. Brownies are hard to resist, aren’t they?

  • oh my, i LOVE brownies and this really sounds very easy to make… you know by now i’m not much of a cook – salt in brownies, really? LOL

    can i skip the vanilla part? and if not – should i use powdered or i think i’ve seen also liquid (in tiny mini bottles, like a few drops content 🙂

    gotta try making this – hope it won’t be a disaster 😉

    • Hi Diana, Me too, a little to much… LOL. Yep, salt helps to intensify the flavors. You can skip the vanilla. it just adds a background note to the over all taste.

      • cool, will let you know when i try it (or find someone to make it for me following your recipe 😉 )

        • Aw, this brownie recipe is super easy so go for it. :-)))

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  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    My hubby and kids would love these!

    • Hi Krystle, I know they would. Let me what you think when you try these. 🙂

  • Mary Slagel@Shape Daily

    Ugh! I wish I had seen this post this weekend. I went to Target last night to pick up a few things and inevitably ended up in the baking aisle and picking up a new box of brownie mix. I love to keep it on hand in case I have last minute guests or want to brighten somebodies day. As I tossed the box in the cart, I said to my friend, “I don’t know why I bother buying mix when I am positive I could make my own from scratch.” And then I pushed the cart away. Some times I question made from scratch baking mixes because I remember making some in high school home ec and they were bland. But I always trusts your recipes so looks like I’m never buying another box of brownie mix again.

    • Aw, You are so sweet, thank you. I so understand that. Brownies always put a smile on everyone’s face. I do believe you will love this and how easy it is put together. Please let me know how you liked this when you do 🙂

  • Susan — I love brownies and a couple of years ago I tried a recipe from The New York Times. They were outrageously good and also outrageously expensive to make. I think I ended up spending about $25 for 8 large brownies. I think I’ll try yours.

    • Hi Jeannette, WOW, they must have been some kind of brownies. I know you will love these. Let me know what you think when you do. 🙂

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  • Mary

    Is there a way to Sub.the eggs out of this recipe?

    • Hi Mary, I know there is but i’ll need to check to see what may work the best. 🙂

  • Susan, I love homemade mixes and this is one that’s for sure going to end up in my cupboard. Wouldn’t this be a nice addition to a gift basket? Thanks.

    • Hi Lenie, That is very cool. They do make great gifts for any occasion. I have been known to bring a bag of two along with me with I visit a friend. Enjoy. 🙂

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  • natalia

    what happend if i dont use the chocolate chips does it change?