Monday, May 10, 2010

Easy Brownies

(Blogger is being difficult. Sorry if some of my formating looks weird.)

I like to think that it is the simple things in life that make me happy.

Like dancing in pretty green grass.

Big puffy clouds.

 Red nail polish.

Hearing my nephew laugh. It's oh so precious.

BevMo 5cent wine sales.  (I get to purchase my favorite champagne by the boat loads! What isn'tthere to like about that!?)

Planting a garden.

And last, but not least, having a delicious brownie for breakfast.

These brownies are the perfect balance between a cake brownie and a fudge brownie.  They are thick like a cake brownie, but when you bite into them the centers are gooey and fudge like.  And the batter!  Oh man, it's one of those batters that you find yourself licking the bowl clean because it's just so darn good!
These brownies are a chocolate lovers match made in heaven because they get topped with an equally delicious chocolate frosting.  So creamy, so silky, SO GOOD.  It might be chocolate overload, but it's okay, just make sure you have a giant glass of milk by your side to wash the brownies down with. This is the easiest brownie recipe EVER. So, no excuses people. Get your butts in the kitchen are start baking!        Easy Brownie Recipe:        (Adapted from Hershey's Best Brownies Recipe       Ingredients:        1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted      2 cups sugar        2 teaspoons vanilla extract    4 eggs        1 tablespoon coffee       2/3 cup Cocoa Powder (I like to use Hershey's)        1 cup all-purpose flour      1/2 teaspoon baking powder   1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions:    Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Then grease a 13x9x2 glass* baking pan. In a medium size bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.    
In a large bowl, whisk together to sugar, vanilla, coffee, and melted butter. Add the eggs and beat until combined. Then slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time; beating well until everything is incorporated.    
Bake for 25 minutes at 350F.  Then lower the oven to 325F and bake for another 10 minutes.**    
Creamy Chocolate Frosting:    (From Hershey's best Brownies Recipe     Ingredients:    6 tablespoons butter, softened    6 tablespoons cocoa powder      2 tablespoons honey      1 teaspoon vanilla extract    2 cups powder sugar      4 tablespoons milk      Directions: Combine butter, cocoa powder, and honey.  Then beat in the two cups of powder sugar.  Lastly, add the milk and beat until incorporated.  Frost Brownies. EAT BROWNIES.  
* Every time I've ever made them in a metal baking pan they don't cook all the way through. The edges are burnt and crunchy and the middle is still batter like.   ** It makes them turn out pefect EVERY TIME.


  1. Looks absolutely Yummy!!! I especially love what makes you happiest :) Love, Lauren

  2. yum yum yum!! Your nephew is so cute and so are you!! =)

  3. I've never made homemade brownies before. I think you might have convinced me to give it a shot! They look amazing! Your nephew must have had one, hence the huge smile!!

  4. I have a sugar obsession too (even though I'm a dietitian). Shh don't tell. These make me drool. I LOVE all things gooey chocolate! Oh and I can literally get up am sample brownies bright and early in the AM! Must be a "sugar obsession" thing! My hubby thinks I'm crazy