Whatever-Floats-Your-Boat Brownies

by Julie
(Scott City, KS)

I just started making these "Whatever-floats-your-boat" brownies that I found on Recipezaar - submitted by "Karen." I'm telling you, these are the most delicious brownies ever! I'm never using another box mix, as these are so simple. I make them in one bowl with just a few measuring cups and spoons.

You can add whatever you like to these brownies. I usually add peanut butter chips, because there is no better combination than peanut butter and chocolate. :)

I want to try caramel chips in these soon - also some cherry chips or white chocolate chips would be awesome.

Go ahead... try them. You are gonna love 'em!


* 1/2 cup butter, melted
* 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla
* 1/2 cup flour
* 1/4 teaspoon salt


* 1-2 cup chocolate chips (semisweet, white, butterscotch, peanut butter) or raisins or chopped maraschino cherry or chopped nuts or M&M' or Reese's pieces or miniature marshmallows


1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.

2. Grease an 8-inch square pan or line with foil.

3. In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved.

4. Add sugar and mix well.

5. Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.

6. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until you no longer see any flour (do not over mix).


8. Spread in pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.

9. DO NOT OVER BAKE -- your brownies will come out dry. Adjust time/temp accordingly for your oven. If you do the knife/toothpick test, it should come out with moist crumbs, not clean.

10. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

11. For vegetarian omit the marshmallows.

12. For double recipe, bake in 9x12 pan and add 5 minutes to baking time.

Serves 16.

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