Friday, February 24, 2012

Aunt Jan's Easy Breezy Brownies

Aunts are awesome.  I know.  I'm an aunt.  And I am definitely awesome.  I have three ridiculously adorable nephews and one super sweet niece.  I am also a niece, myself, to one super awesome Aunt.  Aunt Janice.

Aunts are the ones who spoil you, let you talk about other family members when you're angry without judging you.  Aunts take you out for ice cream.  

Aunts make you feel like the most perfectly special niece in the whole wide world.  It's pretty amazing.

Aunts also never forget your birthday.  And they manage, without fail, to send the best cards at birthdays and holidays.  Like, I'm either laughing or crying or both because the card is just that good.  

But probably the best thing an Aunt can do is share her timeless family-favorite recipes with you.  My Aunt Janice shared her brownie recipe with me recently and I am hooked.  Apparently, so are my friends and Hubby because they ate every single brownie the same night I made them...(after I promised to save one for my mom)...sorry mom!  

No worries, it's a good thing.

The best part about this recipe is how easy it is.  Homemade brownie recipes can be intimidating at times for sure.  But this one is easy, chocolatey, and delicious!  So do something easy and make Aunt Jan's Easy Breezy Brownies, then tell your friends it was super hard.  And, go ahead, let them eat every last one.  'Cuz that's the whole point of making brownies for the people you love!

(L♥ve you Aunt Janice!!!)

1 cup unsalted butter 
2 cup Sugar 
2 teaspoon Vanilla extract 
4 Eggs 
3/4 cup Cocoa
1 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cups Semisweet Chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°

Grease 13x9x2 pan (just wipe it down with veg. oil or preferred greasing method)

Melt the butter (microwave or stovetop...choice is yours)

Using a whisk, stir in sugar and vanilla

Using a wooden spoon, add eggs one at a time, beating well after

(Continue using the wooden spoon!)

Add cocoa, beat until well blended (use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl)

Add flour, baking powder, salt and beat well (scrape down sides!)

Mix in chocolate chips

Pour into pan and bake for 30 minutes

Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes

Cut and serve (and remember it's like my bf one wants a small brownie!) 


  1. Nothing beats a rich chocolatey brownie! These look like they have all the wonderful qualities you would expect in them. I bet they disappeared quickly. Great post!

  2. These look delicious. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.
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