Seriously Good Brownies

If you like chocolate you’ll like these brownies. The recipe was given to me by a friend who reads this blog so hopefully she won’t mind me sharing. She’s an excellent cook, in fact, H. and I both agree that one of the highlights of having a baby each time has been having her bring us a meal afterwards.

She gave the brownie recipe to me awhile ago because we’d once had a discussion about how we both had never found a brownie recipe better than what came from a box, so just usually used the box.  She then found this one and passed it on. I put it in my recipe box but never made the brownies until for some reason I thought of it yesterday.  It’s better than a box. Way better.


In a large bowl microwave to melt:

1 cup butter (took a little less than 2 minutes in my microwave).

Stir in:

3 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
4 eggs, one at a time

Sift over top:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa (Hershey’s Special Dark is what she recommended and what I used. Also be sure to pack it down a bit.)
1 tsp salt

Stir well to blend. Then add:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (Or even better according to her is chopped bittersweet chocolate. I used the semisweet chips and it was darn good.)

Spread in  a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. I baked mine 35 minutes and when I took them out they seemed very soft in the middle but after cooling were about perfect. It makes a very fudgy brownie in the middle but with a nice crisp crust and crisp edges.

Enjoy! The only downside to these is that you’ll eat too many and you won’t want to share.

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