Grandma’s Homemade Brownies

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With six key ingredients that are always in the pantry, Grandma’s Homemade Brownies are simple to make and delicious to eat.

With six key ingredients that are always in the pantry, Grandma's Homemade Brownies are simple to make and delicious to eat.

Craving brownies but there’s no brownie box in the cabinet? No worries!

This is our Granny’s brownie recipe that our mom passed down to each of us. It is on the best type of recipe card… an old index card that is no longer a pristine white. It’s browned with age and years of ingredient splatters. (Come on, we all have ingredient splatters, just admit it.) Barbara’s card has extra notes on it from our Mom. We attribute it to her years as a teacher – she must edit!

With six key ingredients that are always in the pantry, Grandma's Homemade Brownies are simple to make and delicious to eat.

Grandma’s Homemade Brownies

Granny’s original recipe calls for 4 eggs, but Barbara uses 5 eggs in her version.

With 4 eggs, the batter is drier and the end result is a cake-like brownie. With 5 eggs, the batter is wetter and the end result is a moist, fudgy brownie.

The originals don’t have any extra add-ins, like nuts, chocolate chips or leftover Easter candy. And they are delicious on their own. We promise.

However, Barbara had some leftover Easter candy laying around and to prevent the girls herself from eating all of it, she decided to add some to these brownies. She used Hershey’s Chocolate Eggs, but Reese’s or M&Ms would be great too.

You will notice that Barbara used her trusty glass 9 x 13-inch baking dish. It works great but a metal cake pan works perfectly too. Just watch the baking time and adjust based on the type of pan you use.

How to Make Rich Chocolate Brownies

Full recipe is at the bottom of this page.

Melt margarine (let cool slightly) and then mix in sugar and eggs. Sift together dry ingredients and combine with dry ingredients. Stir in any add-in ingredients (candy, nuts, chocolate chips). Pour into a greased brownie pan and bake until toothpick comes out clean.

With six key ingredients that are always in the pantry, Grandma's Homemade Brownies are simple to make and delicious to eat.

With six key ingredients that are always in the pantry, Grandma's Homemade Brownies are simple to make and delicious to eat.
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Grandma's Homemade Brownies

With six key ingredients that are always in the pantry, Grandma's Homemade Brownies are simple to make and delicious to eat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grandma's homemade brownies, rich chocolate brownies
Servings: 12
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 to 5 eggs see notes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Nuts or chocolate candy optional

Instructions

  • Melt margarine; add sugar and eggs and mix together.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; mix into egg mixture.
  • Optional step: sprinkle with chopped nuts or leftover candy.
  • Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

If you like a cake-like brownie, use 4 eggs. The batter will be a bit dry but that's OK. If you like a fudgy brownie, use 5 eggs.

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4 Comments

  1. how much flour do I use. thanks. new to your website and really enjoy it. everything is something I am going to try

    1. Linda, thank you so much for asking. It is 2 cups and we added it to the recipe. That’s what we get for doing a blog post at 10 p.m. after having 5 kids running around the house all day.

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