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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. 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 Sep. 12, 2015

"These are the most amazing brownies. I have to agree about the ingredients...just easy, common ingredients that you have on hand. You may not have the chocolate chunks, but could use anything you have on hand or even nothing. I actually do not think these are too sweet at all. I add milk chocolate frosting to mine. I think these have more of a bitter sweet taste, especially because of the large chunks. I leave half plain (some don't like frosting), then I frost the rest. They bake beautifully & make such a large amount. This is a great recipe that I have now made three times. I will keep this one forever."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"This brownie recipe has replaced every brownie recipe I own, even the recipe that won 1st place at the county fair I was a judge at years ago! That says it all! : )"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2015

"If I could give these brownies 10 stars, I would! Easy to make, quick, common ingredients, & a 9x13 pan of super-delicious treats that made everyone in my family happy! Satisfied the chocolate craving of two kids. Moist. I cut the sugar to 1 2/3 cups, & used a 12 oz. bag of semisweet chocolate chips. Will make these often!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"Easy to make and delicious. Always have these ingredients on hand except the chocolate chunks. I used a heaping cup of chocolate chips as I alway have those in my pantry. Will definitely make again."

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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