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Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe
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Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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As someone who grew up in the country, I love getting out into nature whenever I can. I also love home-style recipes, including these yummy brownies. —Carol Prewett, Cheyenne, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 159 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cocoa and baking soda; blend 1/3 cup melted butter. Add boiling water; stir until well blended. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining butter. Add flour, vanilla salt. Stir in pecans and chocolate chunks.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies in Country Woman January/February 1994, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 159 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"I've been making these since around 1980 - when they were published on the Hershey's can! Back when it used to be in a can. I lost the recipe for awhile, but found it on their website. These are out favorites, but there is no way these make 3 dozen! They're also on my blog as they are a family favorite."

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Delicious brownies! I don't like super sweet so I used 1 1/2 cups sugar and substituted half of the butter for coconut oil and they came out great!"

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"These were very good! We followed the recipe almost exactly, but substituted coconut oil for the butter. Delicious!"

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"My favourite brownie recipe for years now! My 10 year old made them today for her first brownie recipe and they turned out great. We like them with the brown butter frosting from the Out of this World Brownie recipe also on this site. Ours were done in 25 mins. We like them so they're ooey gooey good....I think baking them 35-40 mins would be far too long. My kids don't like nuts so we omitted. Wonderful recipe! I am a volunteer Field Editor for TOH as well ??"

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"Just delicious. This quickly became my new go-to brownie recipe. I substituted gluten-free all-purpose flour to accommodate to my sister's health (She's clinically gluten-free, not by choice.) And they turned out wonderful. I will be making them again soon!"

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