Friendship Brownies Recipe
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Friendship Brownies Recipe

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I keep batches of the brownie mix on hand so my son Travis can whip up a pan of these chewy treats in a snap. All he has to do is add eggs, oil and vanilla.—Travis Burkholder, Middleburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 247 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Pour the flour into a 1-qt. glass container with a tight-fitting lid. Layer with brown sugar, salt, sugar, baking powder, cocoa, chocolate chips and nuts (do not mix). Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  2. To prepare brownies: In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir in the brownie mix until well combined.
  3. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 34-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 16 brownies.
Friendship M&M Brownies: Any combination of mini M&M's, chocolate chips and/or chopped walnuts equal to 1 cup may be used.
Originally published as Friendship Brownies in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p14

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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 258807
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"These came out great! I didn't make them as a jar-recipe. I just mixed them up and baked them. I like that they are non-dairy and don't require any unusual ingredients. I doubled the chocolate chips and left out the nuts, to make this batch more potluck-friendly.

Very tender and chocolatey."

LisaLozosky User ID: 6228993 50147
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"My next-door-neighbor gave us the mix and recipe for these brownies for Christmas. Some of the most delicious brownies I have ever had, and oh-so-simple to make!"

ksayre1 User ID: 5353952 27200
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"Very good moist brownie."

tarsmommy User ID: 1292930 27181
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"Excellent and easy. I sometimes add a touch of coffee and cinnamon to the batter. This is a yummy recipe and I love to bake!"

skipwat User ID: 392746 50145
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"I clipped this recipe from the magazine several years ago and since then it is a favorite with my family. It is easy to put together and very moist."

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