• 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT ADDITIONS
  • 1 -2 cup chocolate chips (semisweet, white, butterscotch, peanut butter)
  • 1 -2 cup raisins
  • 1 -2 cup chopped maraschino cherry
  • 1 -2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 -2 cup M&M'
  • 1 -2 cup Reese's pieces
  • 1 -2 cup miniature marshmallow
  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Grease an 8 inch square pan or line with foil.
  • 3 In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved.
  • 4 Add sugar and mix well.
  • 5 Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.
  • 6 Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until you no longer see any flour (do not overmix).
  • 7 Fold in “WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT”!
  • 8 Spread in pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  • 9 DO NOT OVER-BAKE — your brownies will come out dry. Adjust time/temp accordingly for your oven. If you do the knife/toothpick test, it should come out with moist crumbs, not clean.
  • 10 Cool completely before cutting into squares.
  • 11 For vegetarian omit the marshmallows.
  • 12 For double recipe, bake in 9×12 pan and add 5 minutes to baking time.