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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


  • 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.


  1. 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 the pecans and chocolate chunks.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 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 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 ??

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!

Reviewed May. 7, 2014

very yummy and had all the ingredients on hand!!

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

How do you make 36 brownies from this? Then they would be a bite size !

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

Sorry to say, this was probably the least favorite brownie recipe I've made yet. I've made about half a dozen or so, trying for the perfect recipe (by the way, think I've found it under Speedy Brownies here at Taste of Home). These were too chocolatey with all the chips, and maybe that's why the brownie/cake part is not sweet enough - to not make it too rich. But it takes the worst from both worlds - not sweet enough in one part and super-duper rich in another. But definitely try the other recipe if you're not satisfied with this one.

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