March 28th, 2010

Glen’s Famous Brownies

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Years ago, when we were first married, my husband began a quest to find a really great brownie recipe. Definitely not something cake-like.  Something chewy and gooey and dense.  He tried a lot of recipes before discovering this one.  There aren’t any fancy ingredients, but you’ve got to mix things up just the way the recipe says.  If you don’t, you might not get the results you’re looking for. My husband doesn’t like nuts, and since he always makes the brownies around here, he says they’re very optional.  Sometimes we substitute chocolate chips, which we sprinkle on top before baking.  We almost always double the recipe.  A 9-inch pan of brownies doesn’t last long around here.


Glen’s Famous Brownies

Preparation 15 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 45 mins


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Mix flour, cocoa, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan and remove from heat. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Quickly whisk in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add butter mixture to flour mixture; stir until well blended.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Who Dished It Up First : One day our friend Shelley brought these brownies to a church function.  When my husband learned they were made from scratch, he asked for the recipe.  That was over 10 years ago, and we’ve been making these brownies ever since.



  1. I can’t wait to try these babies out! Did you sprinkle them with the chocolate chips before or after baking?

  2. just thought of looking for some brownie recipes …got it here..

  3. Wow…looks so melty and delish. My hubby wants me to make these asap.

  4. These look like some oooey gooey chocolate goodness.

  5. thnx for visiting my space and leaving comments…pls do visit again…

  6. I have never met a “from scratch” brownie recipe I liked…until now. I would not have guessed it was homemade. I don’t think I will buy another mix again. Although, it did seem a little greasy and I wonder if I can use a little less butter or a partial substitution.

  7. I take that back. Once they cool, if they make it that long, they are perfect!

  8. Hi, I was looking for nutritional values of these recipes and I don’t see any. Am I blind?

  9. These are seriously the BEST brownies ever! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  10. i tried this recipe… and after millions of brownie recipe tried (exaggerating), this is the one… unbelievably delicious… though, its too sweet… maybe i’ll just cut down the sugar to 1 cup… but truly, ooey gooey brownies… thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. These do look yummy. I’ll try them this weekend.

  12. Thanks for sharing! My husband loved these brownies!

  13. I made these a year ago and have been thinking about them ever since! finally made them again for mother’s day dessert. they were a knockout! paired warm with some homemade vanilla ice cream and you couldn’t ask for anything better! definitely the only brownie recipe for me 🙂


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