Easy Cocoa Brownies

I apologize in advance to those of you trying to be mindful of your diets, eating better, etc… Because I guarantee you have every ingredient needed to make these brownies. Dangerously easy, slightly reminiscent of a boxed brownie mix- but better, obviously, because they’re homemade. I like to throw in chocolate chips if I’m feeling especially indulgent (which is always, of course) to add a little texture. I guess you could add nuts, but why would you ruin a perfectly good brownie with that? šŸ˜œ One of my earliest, fondest memories of my dad is making brownies just like this. To truly invoke that boxed brownie mix of my childhood, I have to use a wooden spoon to mix. I recommend you do the same šŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

Ingredients:
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, cold
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line and 8×8 pan with foil or parchment paper. Add butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt to a medium microwaveable bowl.
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Heat in 30 second increments, stirring between intervals, until butter is melted. The mixture will be fairly grainy at this point; that’s okay!
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Next, add your vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each addition. You should have thick, shiny batter at this point.
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Once your mixture is nice and glossy, toss in your flour. Mix until you can no longer see the flour, then beat it until you feel like your arms might fall off (a feeling I distinctly remember as a youngin).
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Stir in your chocolate chips….
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Pour your chocolate lusciousness in your pan, spreading evenly…
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And pop it in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Get ready to feel like a kid again!
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Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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One thought on “Easy Cocoa Brownies

  1. Jacks Gramma says:

    Yum! looks like Gramma Coopers brownie recipe! And yes…I have all those ingredients…..looks like the baseball team is going to be getting some treats!

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