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Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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.

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Chocolate Brownies Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 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)



  1. 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.
  2. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in sugar and vanilla extract. Mix in eggs one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. 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.
  5. (Makes about 14-28 brownies depending on the size you cut them)


  1. Food Lover says:

    lol, I can’t believe it you posted brownies recipe here. I was just thinking about brownies and opened your blog and this brownie recipe was here in front of me. Coolest brownie recipe. Thanx!

  2. Hey, I’m from Michigan, too! Lansing area. Where do you live? Your brownie recipe is very similar to the one I use and it is wonderful. Your photo is great.

  3. wendy says:

    Yum Yum Yum
    Wow these look great! The shortening must give them that nice chewy dense delicious taste.
    Bobby I had a question, I had left you a question in the contact us area but maybe I did something wrong and it didnt get sent right, sorry if Im asking it in the wrong are now, but I was wondering if you new of a recipe for Salt & Pepper Shrimp that they serve at the Chinese Buffets? I love them! I know they leave the shells & tail on, I just cant figure out besides salt and pepper what kind of seasonings they use & also if its butter or oil.
    Thanks again for any information.

    One of your best recipe site fans, Wendy 🙂

  4. Bobby says:

    wendy – Hi! Sorry, you did use the correct contact forum, it might have made its way into my junk mail box, that happens sometimes. Next time I get a good deal on shrimp (its really expensive right now) I will try and post a recipe for salt and pepper shrimp. Thanks.

  5. Cor says:

    I have searched and searched for a brownie recipe that doesn’t call for chocolate baking squares, uses and cocoa powder instead. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Brandy says:

    Hi. I love the chicken recipies you post, they are wonderful, and hopefully your brownies are too. I am trying them now, waiting to for the light in the oven to go off.. Well, that amout of sugar is crazy, but I put an amount close to it. The brownie batter tasted horrible! So I added some brandy and it did marvelous to the batter’s taste. I’ll post again the results…

  7. Brandy says:

    Alright, they came out. Well, they’re nice. I guess that the best brownies should have chocolate in them.. The advantage of this recipie is that these brownies will never come out dry no matter what, they are very moist. So next time I’m gonna try using half chocolate half cocoa powder.

  8. n ovalyn dedios says:

    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,

  9. Joana says:

    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. ^___^

  10. Yum says:

    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 .

  11. msm says:

    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!

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