Our Favorite Recipes: Easy, Made-From-Scratch Brownies


Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Try Shanna’s homemade brownies! Perfect for baking with your kids too!


Ingredients for Homemade Brownies

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, and 2 tsp of vanilla in a medium bowl.
3. Mix in 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp baking powder.
4. Spray or butter 8×8 pan and pour in your mixture.
5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. The brownies are done when you stick a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
6. ENJOY your delicious brownies!
Adapted from AllRecipes

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