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Speedy Brownies Recipe

Speedy Brownies Recipe

Since you "dump" all the ingredients together for these brownies, they take very little time to prepare. There's no mistaking the homemade goodness of a freshly baked batch—they are rich and fudgy! —Diane Heier, Harwood, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:36 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the first seven ingredients. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 155 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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geniesta User ID: 6827304 261187
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017

"I read all the reviews before I made these, figured with the five eggs and cup of oil there was no way they could be dry, but they were. I followed the recipe exactly, and did not over-bake them. The recipe makes too much for just the two of us, so I had planned on sharing with the neighbors, but my other half nixed that idea. They are no better the second day. I split the pan into five sections, and froze four of them. We'll eat them, but in small doses. Back to my Ghirardelli box mix I guess."

Susan User ID: 7886094 260926
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

"These were delicious and became fudgier the next day."

Taraandgirls User ID: 6468369 260847
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017

"I'm sorry but these brownies have no flavor at all. ?? Very disappointed."

GrannyLady649 User ID: 7757228 260760
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2017

"These are the best brownies i have ever made. Put some caramel pieces in them. Super Yummy"

sunnyf29 User ID: 8207197 260648
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"these are my favorite brownies now.. I've made them 3 times.. So moist and taste like cake.. You won't be sorry making these... :)"

gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 260615
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"Delicious dessert, perfect for any potluck or any time you need an office treat! (Or if you just want to treat yourself!) Very easy to make and better than buying the mix. I use mini chocolate chips instead of full size for this recipe and they still turn out great. Just be careful to not over bake!"

rosenvall User ID: 8332846 260592
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2017

"I have been making this recipe for decades now. It is soft and fudge-y if you don't over-bake it. I do not use Canola oil since it is questionable as to health benefits. I use soybean oil or peanut oil. Maybe it's all the same, but it does turn out the same regardless. Very, very good and very, very easy. I like that there isn't frosting but still tastes great."

Barbeann User ID: 7716168 260580
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2017

"I tried this recipe a few months ago and I love it! I use grape seed oil and add walnuts. I've also used peanut butter chips or peanut butter on the top. A crowd pleaser for sure."

jillanglemyer User ID: 2065875 255873
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"Very good, very easy. I read the reviews and it is funny how to some say these are the best and a few others say they are the worst. Maybe some people can't bake. I put espresso choc. chips on top and I thought they were great."

dicezcrazy52 User ID: 7831115 249819
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"I have made these twice now, these are the best brownies and they are so moist stay that way for a days if they last that long. I added on my second batch 1 c chopped walnuts, just because we love walnuts and they were fabulous. This is my new brownie recipe, thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!"

Winter97 User ID: 8827563 246730
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"These brownies where easy to make and like other reviewer said, the next day they where amazing!

Also I can't help but laugh at one review :D I really hope she posted this as a joke! A cup HOLDS 8oz of WATER, chocolate chips have air pockets around them, so they will be lighter, and a cup of feathers will be even lighter :D"

nhcoco User ID: 8668341 243153
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"not good"

katmcg User ID: 8027852 240121
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Very easy to make and everyone loves them!!"

Creinemund User ID: 8585642 235588
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"I made these on a whim after having a serious craving for brownies, and fresh out of the oven, I had an experience similar to some other reviewers here: the brownies were too dry for my taste, more cakey than gooey or fudgey... However, upon tasting them the next day, they are delicious. Gooey and chocolatey and your perfect brownie. The third day, even - just as delicious. Long story short, if you find your brownies a bit dry out of the oven, let them rest for a few hours and then dig in."

Teriblondeness User ID: 8315283 227480
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"I got this recipe originally from the Taste of Home magazine a few years ago. I love it and so does everyone that eats the ones I make. Of course, us cooks all have our own little 'touches' and 'substitutes' we use, as I do with this recipe. That's OK too.

I highly recommend anyone to use this recipe.
They are oh, so good."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 227191
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"I was reluctant to try this recipe as it calls for canola oil instead of butter. I did make them, and they turned out to be very good. I took them to serve after a function, and they were all eaten. I did reduce the eggs to 4 instead of 5 as another reviewer suggested. A good brownie recipe ... and quick too."

YUMYUM74 User ID: 942529 226574
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"easy to make, but not as fudgy as I expected."

pauser40 User ID: 2699158 226304
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"Just made these this evening. They are very good. They have a cake/fudgy consistency. I started checking them at 25 minutes for doneness. My oven took about 28 minutes - the toothpick still had some moist crumbs on it. The only change I made was I used 4 eggs, because that was all I had. They still turned out great. Would make them again. Nice simple recipe with great results. Just don't over bake them."

RedRain User ID: 702637 226239
Reviewed May. 12, 2015

"The secret to baking any brownie recipe is to not bake too long! My recipe was perfect at 25 minutes, not 30. Always check your recipe at least 10 minutes before recipe is supposed to be done. I am an experienced baker of five decades and learned this trick at my Grandmother's knee. This same advice holds true for all baking but brownies, in particular, come out very dry if baked just five minutes more than needed."

MrSweetTeeth User ID: 8353412 225537
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"Three big issues here: one-the first thing I could taste was just egg, not much else. two-way to dry to be a brownie; its more like bread than anything else. three-SOOO BITTER."

nancycl User ID: 1672416 225450
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"Took to a potluck yesterday and none came back home. Fantastic recipe, you will get lots of compliments!"

its_zoe User ID: 8319864 224130
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"these are litterally so delishious! anyone looking at this comment RIGHT NOW MAKE THIS RECIPE. your fam jam will love ya!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 222249
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"These are easy and soooooo good!!! I can't believe how simple they are! Why even bother with boxed?? Can't wait to try them with peanut butter chips and white chocolate chips like some of the other reviewers suggested."

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 220143
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"Blows boxed brownie mix out of the water"

Danyaelmalky2003 User ID: 8230329 219224
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015


54321Kelli User ID: 7479153 26326
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"These are my new favorite brownies. So easy to make and taste SO much better than box brownies."

Baking Diva User ID: 4467421 26325
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"Make these brownies all the time, never had a failure with these. Had many recipe requests when using this recipe. This is my "go-to" brownie recipe."

CHAG70 User ID: 7347669 46104
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2014

"This recipe has no flavors, is very dry and just horrible. I threw them out. What a waste of 5 eggs! Not even good as a cake."

pcothran User ID: 165159 53031
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"Delicious, and SO easy to make! Everyone loved them! Sucrebaby, all-purpose flour = plain flour (you can find the answer to almost everything by googling :)"

Sucrebaby User ID: 7242031 53030
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Can someone tell me what all purpose flour is? Is that plain flour or self raising?"

rwippel User ID: 4262008 79602
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"This was not a fudgy brownie at all. More like a chocolate cake. It was good, but I was in the mood for a brownie."

jane428 User ID: 3835785 23306
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"So so good and easier than a box mix and taste much better!"

leighannwoj User ID: 1765354 23304
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"I needed a quick recipe for a last day of school treat to serve the neighborhood kids as they got off the bus. These brownies fit the bill and my three youngsters unanimously gave them a 5 star rating. I made the recipe as instructed except that I mixed 1/2 C. of chocolate chips into the batter before pouring it into the pan. I sprinkled the remaining 1/2 C. of chips on top, as directed. I baked them for about 25 minutes when the cake tester came out clean. I will be making these again and again!"

duckmichelle User ID: 7095674 16687
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"I would like to try this recipe, but the reviews are confusing! They say they are fudgey or cakey. Can't be both!! Wonder which it is?"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 49985
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"I made these yesterday they are super easy. I did make a great deal of changes such as I cut the sugar in half, used half a cup unsweetened applesauce and only half a cup canola oil. I also added some expresso powder to increase the chocolate flavor. Also instead of semi sweet chips I used leftover dark chocolate from easter. Good foundation of a recipe."

barbie101410 User ID: 7829274 21825
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"they look de-licious! haven't tried them yet but will soon!"

eleonoraGreece User ID: 7821142 25708
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"what instead of canola oil?"

demccoy User ID: 4553404 46103
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"Just made these and they are delicious! Forget the boxed brownie mix; this is so much better!!"

msjking180 User ID: 7460946 51412
Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"This is a really easy recipe and the brownies are fabulous. I will definitely be making these again. Next time I will add walnuts."

Landlover User ID: 6267331 47671
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"Did not put chocolate chips on top. Brownies were dry when baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees needing more liquid in the recipe."

CaryHaven User ID: 7702110 26324
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"These were the best brownies I've ever made. I've always found a hard time making a good brownie, but these were awesome. To be honest, I don't think the picture here does them much justice. I almost didn't try them because they looked really cake-y on top and in the middle. But mine turned out the way I like brownies to look - a little shiny on top with some nice crackling going on. I also mixed the chips in instead of sprinkling them on top. They were awesome! But I did have to bake them just a few minutes longer than the recipe says. Highly suggest this one!"

tigortweet User ID: 6916011 46098
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014 Edited May. 5, 2014

"These are awesome. This is the first time I have made brownies from scratch and to be honest I don't think I will need to try any more recipes. I took them to a Super Bowl gathering and everyone loved them. So easy to make and so good. I also added a vanilla glaze to them which made them even more yummy!"

sasamitch User ID: 4327567 25706
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"This has been my brownie recipe ever since it was first published in "quick Cooking." I taught all three of my boys to make it and they love it. One even volunteered to make them for our Superbowl party this year. To make them fudgier, I like to put the entire amount of chocolate chips in the batter and then add more on top. Yum! Thanks, Taste of Home!"

jeanalt User ID: 232273 51138
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"These are the best brownies ever. This is our go-to recipe when my daughters and I need a quick and easy treat for school bake sales, church functions, or work pot lucks. We always come home with an empty pan and requests for the recipe."

tuscanygirl27 User ID: 3020234 49984
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"These were quick and easy, however, they lacked the fudge quality that I was hoping for."

flyingtigress02 User ID: 7591197 45075
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"Made these for my sons' scout treat because we were short on time and had all the ingredients on hand. Used Hershey's special dark cocoa and Nestle Sno-caps chips to make it a bit more interesting. I got lots of compliments on how good they were. They were so rich, you better make sure you have a glass of milk ready to go with them!"

revellelee User ID: 2927502 79601
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"I have made this recipe for years. It is wonderful. I don't change a thing. One suggestion for easier mixing is to mix the dry ingredients well before adding the wet. I have also put M&M's on top instead of chocolate chips."

ghesse User ID: 5836138 26320
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"These were by far the worst, most dry, flavorless brownies I've ever had. Took one bite and threw the entire pan in the garbage!!"

tkuehl User ID: 931784 79599
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"I have never been very successful at making brownies from scratch, until this recipe came along. They are moist, cut easily, and no fuss when it comes to frosting. We like to use half milk chocolate and half peanut butter chips on top, and of course top with ice cream for our very own brownie sundays."

breadmaker22 User ID: 6233664 45070
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"These are delicious, maybe even better than the boxed mix! And they're so easy! To cut down (slightly) on the calories, I used 3 whole eggs and 2 egg whites in place of the 5 whole eggs, and the texture was still deliciously chewy and moist. So good!"

Brenda0000 User ID: 4299570 21823
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"quick, easy, delicious!"

dovsbubbie User ID: 153396 51137
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"i can sum up my review in one word - FANTASTIC!!"

Pringle93 User ID: 7194587 46095
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"I needed to make something for a gathering and decided to try these. They were a hit and I came home with an empty pan!"

charlenepaugustyn User ID: 3862805 51092
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Made these today, as I had all the ingredients in the house, for my grandson & friends. They came together within no time, but I used mini-chips & it took away from the appearance, the regular ones on the picture show. Don't use the mini ones as they don't look as appealing as the regular size ones do. Will definitely make again, but use the different chips, as stated. Thanks Diane, for the great recipe."

gallespalace User ID: 267717 51089
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"Just finished making these. Certainly easy enough! Are you sure there is no baking soda or baking powder to add?? Please advise."

liliesandroses User ID: 6687262 26319
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013 Edited May. 20, 2016

"I'm not sure how many stars I gave it (my computer is omitting the pic), but it should be 5 stars. An AMAZING recipe-it truly was quick, not to mention delicious. I was a little skeptical, since I ran out of white flour and had to use whole wheat. Also, I substituted melted butter for the canola oil. Despite all that, it was amazing! It bordered on the "chocolate cake" texture. Oh, and it came out of the pan super easy! I mean, all I did was put the knife in a liiiiitttlee and pop-out comes the brownie! Anyways, all in all, great recipe, I'm definitely making it again."

Mayjo User ID: 6328134 23303
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"I have made these brownies several times and have shared the recipe with others as it is always requested. Simple and fast to prepare, a true go to recipe when you need something quick and easy."

angie3112 User ID: 4140570 46092
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"I haven't made this recipe yet, but I am going to try it. I am wondering if you can use egg whites for the 5 regular eggs? I am trying to reduce calories and fat as much as can be done. Please advise"

heishman01 User ID: 5338223 47670
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Excellent. Why would you ever want to buy brownies mix again? Definitely will make again:)"

suzigass User ID: 971001 16686
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"It was a huge hit with all my nieces and nephews..and so easy to whip up quick.."

bookworm913 User ID: 260208 51411
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"So easy and so good! This is now my go-to recipe for brownies."

Entrovers User ID: 6277260 52916
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"I have made this recipe 3 times so far and I have not messed it up yet. They are always moist and delicious. Everyone who has them wants the recipe. I have changed the topping two times and they were even better!! Great recipe."

verajsmith User ID: 4619538 46009
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"This is by far one of the best brownie recipes I have ever tried! They turn out perfect every time."

shorty_cheryl User ID: 2387535 26316
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"These were great, even self-proclaimed brownie lovers said these were the best."

mimib11 User ID: 5691257 45067
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"I love this brownie recipe and have been for a long time, it's so easy"

Nessa4947 User ID: 5536065 79597
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"These brownies were quick, easy, and most delicious"

ChefZ User ID: 6049499 51087
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"I substituted 1 cup of apple sauce for the 1 cup of oil and the brownies came out perfect. I used a smaller pan (Perfect Brownie pan) and the chocolate chips sunk to the bottom and made a yummy gooey mess. I just flipped the brownies over and smoothed out the top and it made almost like a frosting. :o) I will use the 13x9 pan next time and see if the chips sink to the bottom. I think there were just too many chips for the size pan that I used. But to those looking for a way to reduce the fat in this recipe, the applesauce worked great. I gave the recipe 4 stars only because it has too much fat for me and one can use applesauce and they taste great."

trysquare User ID: 1253477 45993
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"Great recipe ... Every Friday evening we hold a pot luck at the beach. These were the hit of last Friday's dinner."

PACountryGirl User ID: 5675087 51082
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"Very easy and delicious. This isn't an ooey gooey chocolate brownie, but chocolately and moist."

mrswoods05 User ID: 3613183 23302
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"Amazingly moist and super easy! To die for with some peanut butter frosting on top! Thanks for the recipe!"

Mellerfly User ID: 1555291 49981
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"Try using dark chocolate with these. If you like cakey brownies, this is a great recipe."

pmo200046158 User ID: 2826384 23295
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011 Edited May. 20, 2016

"make these all the time we just love them and I give the recipe out to everyone"

Cookiemaster13 User ID: 5422007 21138
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"What else is there to say? These are super easy, super moist, & super good. A MUST HAVE recipe!"

driv0656 User ID: 5488790 21129
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"I was very impressed with this recipe! Not only were the ingredients ready-at-hand, but they were also very moist when I made them the first time!

One variation I have made that was HUGELY successful, was to substitute the 1 cup of oil with 1 cup on Irish cream. If you are wondering how I ended up trying this, I didn't have enough oil, so I decided I'd give it a go! :)
I highly recommend this recipe to anyone!"

rachelu User ID: 2209328 52717
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"Very good! Just like someone else mentioned, you can put other chips on top. I usually go with peanut butter chips. The white chocolate sounds really good too though. Maybe next time I'll give those a shot."

emkolsky User ID: 2380230 21121
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Awesome! Have been making these brownies since they came out in the Premier Issue. My husband especially loves them because they stay moist so long. With only two eating, they don't go so fast. Always take them to potlucks, come home with an empty pan. Really colorful with baking M & Ms. Kids love them."

kmarket User ID: 4836431 26315
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010 Edited May. 20, 2016

"Just like the title says---this recipe IS so quick and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Verry yummy too!"

vballgrl11 User ID: 5119345 23294
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"I found that this was a very good recipe and I used white chocolate chips which helped balance out the chocolate. You could also put in peanut butter chips or mint chips in."

rmedina4 User ID: 3459537 21800
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"Brownies were a hit w/my hubby who does not like brownies . I added walnuts delish. This recipe is a keeper and a breeze to make.


vballgrl11 User ID: 5119345 79436
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"very moist and delicous"

DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 49979
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"These were good and speedy, too! Very convenient."

Lin-Dser User ID: 787535 45066
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Nice cake-like brownies. Fast and easy."

ruthsgranddaughter User ID: 3437646 49978
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"A super quick and easy recipe to make. Fudgey and yummy. I will definitely make this recipe again, simply because I always have the ingredients on hand. Again, so easy!"

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