Classic Chocolate Brownies

Homemade chocolate brownies are always greatly appreciated. They are some of the easiest squares to bake and there are many variations to the basic recipe. So, enjoy!


Small saucepan
8 or 9 inch square baking pan


1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup walnuts (optional)


  • Heat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Melt butter, then stir in cocoa powder until blended. Set mixture aside.
  • Beat eggs until fluffy and light.
  • Add sugar gradually.
  • Stir in the chocolate mixture.
  • Sift flour over top and fold into mixture.
  • If using nuts, fold in now.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake. Brownies are best when “moist,” not dried out.
  • Cool in pan.


About 16 brownies.

Icing or glaze:

Cover brownies mixing these ingredients:
2/3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
4 teaspoons hot water

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