I’ve been eating these for what seems like forever. These are the brownies that were commonly found on the kitchen counter when I was a kid on the farm. And now, as a grown-up with a family of my own, whenever I need a comforting pan of warm and fudgy brownies, this is the quick and easy recipe I turn to. They simply can’t be beat.
I’m also happy to share with you a new way I’ve come to use this brownie recipe of old…
Spring Brownie Pops!
Today I have a guest post at Reluctant Entertainer! Maybe you’ve heard me speak of Sandy before (here and here)? If so, you’ll know how much I think of her. And you’ll know just how much it means for me to be her guest. I hope you’ll hop on over to read about my Spring Brownie Pops and a project of Sandy’s that I am absolutely in love with, called Balcony Girls. Sandy has been investing her time and love into the lives of young girls, teaching them about virtues and positive friendships. She’s even written an e-book, available on her site, that details the program she implements with these girls. I highly recommend you getting it into your hands if you have special young girls in your life. It’s really good stuff. Stuff that I have already started sharing with my own special young girls.
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Congratulations!! The winners of the Balcony Girls e-books are Angela, Emily, and Farrah. Thank you so much to EVERYONE for visiting and entering!
The recipe for my favorite brownies can be found below. To learn more about Sandy and her Balcony Girls program, and my Spring Brownie Pops…
Let’s head over to Reluctant Entertainer!
I’m linking up with the following:
- 2 c. sugar
- 1 c. vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 10 T. unsweetened baking cocoa
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional, to sprinkle on top (Chocolate chips are a MUST for me!)
- chopped nuts, optional, to sprinkle on top (Mom likes to put nuts on half the pan. No nuts for me, thanks.)
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9'' x 13'' pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, oil, and eggs. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until incorporated. Stir in the vanilla. Pour into your prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with optional chocolate chips and/or nuts. Bake for 20 minutes. Then turn the heat off, leaving the pan in the oven for another 15 minutes. Remove pan to a rack to cool completely.
From Mom's recipe box. Recipe originally from Eleanor Hardie, who is married to Mom's cousin, Walter. Mom first enjoyed these at a Voss family reunion in Mitchell, South Dakota when I was just a kid. We've been eating them ever since. Many thanks to you, Eleanor!