Best Ever Brownies

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"One of the few recipes I received in a long ago recipe exchange and one I still make because it is one of the best I've ever tasted! The cook book old, the recipe hand written on a ruled sheet of paper has yellowed with age, the glue behind becoming brittle, the name on top simply reads 'Best Ever Brownies' I think it likely many a brownie recipe share the name, but after all these years I simply haven't the heart to be changing it! More then time to post this family favourite before the ink fades. This one is especially for my family,and for those who cannot resist trying new variations of an old classic!"

Original recipe yields 15 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (103.9 g)
  • Calories 423
  • Total Fat - 23.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 88.3 mg
  • Sodium - 198 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 44.8 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 24.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer, add in sugar 1/2 cup at a time beating well between additions. Beat until fluffy thick, this could take up to 6 - 8 minutes

Step 2

Add butter,chocolate mix, salt and vanilla, blend

Step 3

Fold in flour, if using add in chopped walnuts, gently folding into batter

Step 4

Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan, baking in a preheated 350 oven with rack in the middle position for 25 to 30 minutes. When baked cake should be shiny, firm on top and fudge like in the inside, Do not over bake or it will go hard. Cool

Step 5

Icing - you may want to double the icing. Mix butter, cocoa and vanilla adding in confectioners sugar (icing sugar) using more or less to get the consistency you desire. You may ice while slightly warm. For special times I decorate with pecan halves.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Chef shapeweaver

This was made on 10/6/13 for the " Billboard Recipe Tag " in the Games Forum. Except for cutting in half and leaving out the walnuts,this recipe was made as it was written.Since only half was made and baked in an 11 x 7 inch pan,the baking time pretty much stayed the same. I started checking between 20 to 25 minutes and when a few moist crumbs remained on the toothpick, I knew they were done.After cooling,they were iced with the full amount of frosting( I have a MAJOR sweet tooth ;)). The brownies were very good,and will most likely be made again. Thanks for posting and," Keep Smiling :) "

review by:
(8 Oct 2013)


When brownies are this good you don't need to look further! We love nuts so of course we put those in and the frosting was the cat's meow!

review by:
(10 Sep 2013)


My gang loved these brownies. My grandchildren came over for the day and helped me make the brownies. They loved them and my littlest grandson asked if he could have another. The pan was empty by the time they went home. Total hit with everyone here! I really loved the icing on them too.

review by:
(27 Apr 2012)