Chocolate Brownies


Don’t you love a great tasting and easy Chocolate Brownie recipe? This is almost as easy as opening a box mix only without the added preservatives. I love to eat them with or without frosting. I also love to put chocolate chips in them. I think my favorite part about this recipe is not only how wonderful it tastes but that it only makes enough for an 8” pan. Now of course you can double or triple this recipe but I made this for the grandkids and I really didn’t want a ton of leftovers!

Source: Marge’s Brownies, by Marge Engler – Melody Burns from Cooking From Scratch on Debbie’s Back Porch Facebook Page.






In a medium bowl combine the cocoa, sugar, flour and salt.



In a small bowl whisk the eggs, then add the

butter, vanilla and stir to combine.



Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix to combine.



Spray an 8” x 8” baking pan with cooking oil

and evenly pour the brownie batter into it.



Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or

until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.



Let cool and cut into squares then serve.


Chocolate Brownies



  • 4 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl combine cocoa, sugar, flour and salt.
  3. In a small bowl whisk the eggs. Add the butter and vanilla and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Spray an 8” x 8” oven safe dish with cooking oil.
  6. Pour brownie batter into the pan. Spread it out evenly.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Let cool. Run a knife around the outside edge, cut and serve.

*If you double the recipe use a 10” x 13” pan.* Adjust the time.

*If you triple the recipe use a jelly roll pan.* Adjust the time.





Categories: Cakes, Desserts


  1. These look great. I love chocolate brownies and can’t wait to try this recipe. What are some other recommendations you have from your blog?

    • Everything scroll through some of them. I have made and recommend every recipe I post. 99% of my site is easy and delicious recipes like this one. I have many categories like beef, chicken, pizza, seafood, desserts……………

    • That’s what the grandkids said too! I didn’t frost them since it was for them. They don’t like really sweet but I do! If it was for me I would have either frosted them or put chocolate chips in them…lol

    • LOL my granddaughter wouldn’t stop asking for them! They finally cooled and then I had to get my pictures and she just rolled her eyes…hahahaha Thank you Linda!

  2. I love chocolate brownies, especially served with some good quality vanilla icecream. You are right, this looks easy enough without the preservatives, which is what I often get as I use the box mixes in a pinch. A lot cheaper as well. I am going to try this one.

    • They are a tough one to judge. This recipe makes thin brownies and if you watch them carefully you can almost see the edges are starting to change color. I let them get that way about 1-1/2” in and take them out. Normally when I make thicker brownies I use a toothpick about the same distance from the edge and when it comes out clean I take them out.

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