I don’t know why it took me so long to post this recipe because chocolate brownies are the best! The weather has been cold here in Michigan, so I decided to do a little baking. This is one of the best, if not the best recipe for chocolate brownies I have tried. These brownies are very moist, rich and full of that delicious sweet flavor. One of the best brownie tips I have is to line the baking dish with aluminum foil, when they are cooled, pull the foil out, lay them out flat and cut the brownies with a pizza cutter. This will give you a perfectly shaped brownies. You could add a lot of things to these brownies such as chocolate chips, M&M’s, or even frost them. These brownies are so easy to make and will impress almost anyone. Enjoy.
Chocolate Brownies Recipe
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- ¾ cup shortening
- 2 ¼ cups white sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans (chopped)
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13” baking pan with aluminum foil and grease it.
In a saucepan melt shortening and then stir in cocoa powder. Remove pan from heat.
- Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
- Mix in sugar and vanilla extract. Mix in eggs one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Fold in chopped walnuts or pecans. Pour mixture into the baking dish and spread out evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.
- (Makes about 14-28 brownies depending on the size you cut them)
Sunday 25th of January 2015
Sorry, I have never tried substituting the shortening. What do you want to substitute it for?
Wednesday 20th of February 2013
I did everything wrong when I made this recipe, and the brownies were still FABULOUS! Seriously. I only had a small amount of sugar, so made half a recipe in a smaller pan than recommended. I didn't add the ingredients in the right order, and melted the shortening in the microwave. Despite all of these infractions, the end result was terrific. Please, use a quality cocoa. That makes a HUGE difference. And half and half sugar and Splenda works for this recipe. Thanks for a real keeper!
Thursday 12th of April 2012
These brownies were delicious ! I made them for my class and they were very moist and the best brownies I've ever made ! I replaced the nuts with m&ms and they were great ! Thanks for this recipe ! I'm definetely making these brownies more often .
Sunday 15th of August 2010
I suddenly have the urge to bake some brownies today when I stumble upon your blog. I tried your recipe and it turn out good. Love that its moist. I added more cocoa and chocolate to make it more chocolatey and I cut down the sugar and it turn out great!. Thanks for sharing. ^___^
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Tuesday 13th of October 2009
this is the 1st time 2 bake a brownies thats why i search for it,ty i will try it now, perhaps it taste so good, because the pict you post looks yummy,