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
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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 serving (1 each) equals 247 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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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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!"

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"Very good moist brownie."

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!"

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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