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Homemade Brownies Recipe

Homemade Brownie Recipe
Homemade Brownie Recipe
To me, a brownie recipe isn’t a brownie recipe unless it includes frosting! Even though these don’t, I surprisingly still enjoy them anyway.

My husband is the giant brownies fan in the house. He likes the edge servings and I like the insides, so it works out very well!

These came out of a cookbook that I really enjoy: Bar Cookie Bonanza, a 1982 Reiman Publications book. I just love it!

Homemade Brownie Recipe

Homemade Brownies Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 1 13 x 9 Pan

Homemade Brownies Recipe

From Bar Cookie Bonanza! 1982. ISBN: 0-89821-044-5 by Reiman Publications.


  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Topping
  • 1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar


  1. Melt Butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add in 2 Cups Sugar and mix well.
  3. Blend in Eggs and Vanilla Extract.
  4. Mix in Flour, cocoa, and Salt.
  5. Add to Sugar mixture and blend well.
  6. Spread in Greased and Floured 13 x 9 pan.
  7. Combine 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips and 2 Tablespoons of Sugar.
  8. Sprinkle over the unbaked brownie batter.
  9. Bake 350* for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan on wire rack.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner and Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 9 and 5) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

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