Super Simple Brownies

by Leslie
(High River, AB, Canada)

These Super Simple Brownies came to me via my son's grade 8 foods teacher.



She needed a brownie recipe that could be made from scratch and baked in one class time slot by kids who are complete novices. Plus she needed the ingredients to be cheap.


I've made a few changes to the recipe to make it even easier but I think you all will find it an easy one to use and one that can be given for a tween or teen to bake without much supervision.


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 walnuts or pecans toasted and chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease an 8 inch square pan
  3. Beat together sugar, eggs, vanilla and melted butter or margarine
  4. Sift together flour, cocoa, and baking powder.
  5. Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients. Blend only till smooth. Do not beat.
  6. Add nuts if using.
  7. Transfer batter to baking pan and smooth top. Batter will be quite stiff.
  8. Bake 18-20 minutes. It should still be gooey in the middle when done. Cool and eat.


Tried to take a picture but had a flock of teenage boys at home and they were all gone before I could take a photo.








Hi Leslie,

Thanks for this super simple brownie recipe. Maybe we should call it "The case of the disappearing brownies." :~)


They do sound like they would be so easy to whip up a batch and the short cooking time makes them perfect for unexpected guests who arrive without warning.


Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Maybe some other teachers will find it useful for a class cooking project as well. I'm sure the kids (of any age) would be thrilled!


Blessings,
Angie

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