Old Fashioned Brownies

Old Fashioned Brownies | Green Valley Kitchen

5 from 4 reviews

A rich, dark chocolate brownie with a soft chewy center, firm edges and a crackly top. Easy and simple to make using just one bowl.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 by 13 baking pan.
  3. Add cocoa and baking soda to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Melt 2/3 of a cup of butter over low heat on the stove (or melt butter in the microwave). With a wooden spoon, stir 1/2 of the melted butter into the cocoa and baking soda. Stir until combined.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of boiling water to bowl with cocoa and butter. Stir until combined and smooth.
  6. Add sugar, eggs and the rest of the melted butter to the cocoa mixture. Stir until combined.
  7. Sift in 1 1/3 cup of flour. Add vanilla and salt. Stir until combined and batter is smooth.
  8. Add dark chocolate chips to batter and stir until combined.
  9. Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth the top out with a wooden spoon. Bake for between 35 and 40 minutes. Mine took 35 minutes. Test with a toothpick for doneness.
  10. Cool for 30 minutes in pan. When cool, remove from pan and cut into 24 brownies.