Ditch The Box: How To Make Brownies From Scratch


Dibs on the corner brownies.

Sometimes, you just need a brownie. And while the boxed stuff can seem like the way to go, scratch-made brownies are so easy, you literally probably have all of the ingredients on hand.

Disclaimer: This recipe will yield chewy brownies. If cakey is more your thing, you won't find it here.


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

When someone asks if anyone wants to lick the batter off the spoon...


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare a 9x13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add all ingredients to a bowl. Using a spoon, carefully mix and fold the ingredients together. Don't over mix! A few lumps of cocoa and flour is fine.
  3. Add batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean if you were to prick it in the middle.

Go ahead, girl. Indulge.

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