World's Best Brownies

Bake these brownies once, and you will never again buy a box of brownie mix. They are chocolatey perfection. I like to add a cup of chopped walnuts, but I was out of nuts when these were baked. That fact made the nut hating brownie recipients very happy. Do you like nuts? What about coconut? That is the baking ingredient that seems to divide people.

 World's Best Brownies

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup  flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Mix melted butter, sugar and vanilla.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add cocoa and beat until well blended.
Add flour and baking powder. Beat well.
Pour batter into pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes - until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of pan.
Cool completely.
Frost (recipe below) 
Cut into bars. A plastic knife works well. I haven't a clue behind the science on that one, but it is true.

Yield 24

Brownie Frosting

6 tablespoons butter, softened
6 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 4 tablespoons milk

Beat all ingredients with a mixer.
Spread on cooled brownies.

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  1. Wow.. those look amazing! Ill have to try this recipe.. I LOVE brownies :)

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  2. That is a yummy yummy looking pictures. I love chocolate! Thanks for sharing :).


  3. Awesome blog and recipes! I'm glad to find you on the web
    Maybe getting new ideas for the dessert time. Thanks

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  4. Okay, those are some seriously good looking brownies! We love brownies, so I might just have to make this. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. If you haven't linked up yet, Make it Pretty Monday is still going on. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Yummm...I'm always up for another wonderful looking brownie recipe!

  6. Yummy! Brownies are my favorite! Thanks for linking up!

  7. I can't wait to try those!! I'm always up for trying new brownie recipies.

  8. I posted almost this EXACT brownie recipe about a month ago, mine was a single batch though. I have to agree they are definitely the world's best brownies, I make them all the time! :D

  9. These DO look wonderful and very moist
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. These look yummy! I will take mine with both coconut and walnuts, please!

  11. Those looks so good I want to eat them right now! Pinned this to make later!

  12. Mmmm, you can never have enough brownies, I always say :)
    I saw this on Creative Thursday's linky party. I shared a pumpkin carob donut recipe that I'd love you to check out as well!

  13. Thanks for the recipe. I'm co-host for Katherine's Link Party and visiting .. I also followed you in just about every way. :) ha ha Linda

  14. I like this easy recipe. I can't wait to try it out!

  15. YUM The gooey frosting really is the icing on the cake... I mean brownies....
    Looks delish!

  16. We looooooooove brownies! Can't wait to try your recipe!

    Thanks for linking up with Wednesday Weekly Shopping at Frugal Follies!  Have a great week!

  17. Hi Lisa,
    I agree these do look like the World's Best Brownies. Hope you are having a fabulous day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Oh these look delish! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . BIG hugs!!!

  19. These look amazing! Will test them on the family for Sun dinner! Thanks!

  20. These look divine, and I've been craving chocolate. I think I know what I'm doing tonight!

  21. These look so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I'll have to make them.
    New Follower.


  22. These brownies look awesome. I have to try this. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  23. I wish I could have been there to lick the bowl!! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  24. Hey Lisa,
    These is an amazing brownie recipe. I am going to have to try making them for my son who is a brownie fanatic. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  25. Lisa,
    These look amazing! I can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great weekend.

  26. Wow! They look amazing! I love brownies :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  27. They look delicious. I am guilty of only ever making ones from a box. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Double yum!! They don't sound too hard to make either. Gosh my pin button is getting a workout today lol.

  29. These look divine! And easy! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Link Party!

  30. MMM! Frosted brownies are the best. I won't lie, I usually use box mixes because they are easy and delicious, but you've sold me on trying this recipe. I also love your suggestion of adding coconut, I've never tried that before! (found you through TALU)

  31. Hmmmm, is it appropriate to eat these brownies for lunch?

    Thanks for liking at TALU!


  32. World's best brownies huh? I might have to give them a try. Brownies are the one thing I typically prefer boxed over homemade for some reason. People think it's because that's just because I probably had the boxed versions first, so that's what I was used to, but that's not the case. My Mom made almost everything from scratch.

    I'm definitely in the anti-nut camp when it comes to baked goods. Unless, of course, we're talking Paklava!! Coconut, that's a different story. Everything is better with coconut! ;) [#TALU]