Cocoa Brownies

I once made all of my brownies out of the box until I realized how easy it was to make them from scratch.
Never again will I make out of the box brownies thanks to Food Network’s; Alton Brown’s, simple recipe!

Here’s the link to the recipe I followed step by step.


  • Soft butter, for greasing the pan
  • Flour, for dusting the buttered pan
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, sifted
  • 8 ounces melted butter
  • 11/4 cups cocoa, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of pecans/walnuts (if desired)

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Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan.

In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow.

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Add both sugars.

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Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.

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Once the batter is combined, fold in your pecans or walnuts if desired. (I used pecans.)

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Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 45 minutes.

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byeeeee 077After the 45 minutes are up and you’re not sure if your brownies fully baked, insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, they are ready!

When they are finally done, remove to a rack to cool.
Try and resist the temptation to cut into it until it’s mostly cool due to the fact the they may fall apart if they are still cooling down.

Once they are cooled and cut, serve and enjoy!

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-R. Vargas

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