Grandma J's Homemade Brownies

About: I love food and dogs

My family has a pretty big sweet tooth. It's not a holiday or family get together without a dessert. For as long as I can remember, it was my great grandma J who always made sure there was a desert to go around. Out of everything she would make, her homemade brownies would always have me coming back for more. Although my great grandma passed away, her legacy lives on through her love of sweets and in her recipes. This is just one of many she shared, and I hope you enjoy it the way my family does.

Step 1: Brownie Ingredients

Ingredients:

2 cups of sugar

1 cup of salted butter

1 tsp of vanilla

A dash of salt

1/4 cup of Hershey's coco powder

4 eggs

1 1/2 cup of flour

Step 2: Combine Ingredients Part 1

In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, butter, vanilla, and a dash of salt.

Step 3: Combing Ingredients Part 2

Add in coco, eggs, and flour.

Step 4: Mix

Using a whisk, mix ingredients from Step 2-3 well.

Warning: Do not eat raw batter because it contains eggs.

Step 5: Pour Batter Into Greased Pan

Grease pan by rubbing butter in the pan to cover the bottom and sides. Pour the batter into the greased pan.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once oven is preheated, place pan into oven for 20-30 minutes.

Step 6: Cooked Brownies

Remove brownies from oven using oven mitts. Insert toothpick into the middle of the brownies to see if they're done. The toothpick will come out clean when they're fully cooked. Let brownies cool before adding frosting.

Step 7: Frosting Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

3 tbs of salted butter

2 tbs Hershey's coco

1 tsp vanilla

A splash of milk (if needed)

Step 8: Make Frosting

To make the frosting, in a small mixing bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and coco powder.

Step 9: Mix Ingredients

Mix ingredients listed in the previous step with a whisk thoroughly. Set aside until brownies are cool.

Step 10: Frost Brownies

Pour frosting made in Step 9 onto cooled, cooked brownies. Spread frosting evenly across the whole pan. Cut your brownies and enjoy!

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    rbowlin7

    5 days ago on Step 10

    your grandmother had good taste in her deserts, I could almost smell the chocolate and
    wished I wasn’t sick or I would be running to the kitchen to make these brownies right now.
    I did copy the recipe and I hope you don’t mind but I will hit the kitchen as soon as I can
    thanks and I hope you win the contest, I’lol let you know how they turn out
    thanks
    Sgt. B

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    kaycheynierbowlin7

    Reply 4 days ago

    You're so kind. If you love chocolate as much as I do, consider doubling the frosting recipe for extra goodness!

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    12 days ago

    I just love brownies! Especially when they have a tasty frosting on top :)