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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

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  • 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)
  • Author: Bobby
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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,