Mom's 6-Ingredient One-Bowl Brownies Recipe Is the Ultimate Weekend Baking Therapy by Kathy Widenhouse

Desserts Cakes/Cupcakes
2 years ago

Mom's 6-Ingredient One-Bowl Brownies Recipe Is the Ultimate Weekend Baking Therapy

One-bowl brownies have been a favorite mom recipe for decades – and for good reasons. Just six ingredients, one bowl and only 10 minutes to prepare. With so little mess, and so much yum, this brownies recipe is the ultimate weekend baking therapy

One-bowl brownies mean less mess and less time in the kitchen. And more time kicking back and enjoying the chocolate dessert goodness!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 to 50 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)

Here's how to make them:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees for glass baking dish). Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil extending over edges to form handles. Grease foil with shortening or vegetable spray.
  2. Set chocolate and butter in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir the ingredients are smooth, until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar into chocolate mixture and stir until well blended, then eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir in flour, and nuts (if using).
  3. Spread brownie batter in the prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with fudgey crumbs. Do not over-bake. Cool brownies in the pan. Lift brownies out of pan onto cutting board. Cut into squares. Store brownies in an airtight container.

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Christine Jones
I love brownies and the fact you can make these in one bowl just makes it even better! I love your recipes Kathy Widenhouse!
Elisa Schmitz
Such a simple recipe, yet packed with so much chocolate perfection. YUM! Cheers to weekend baking therapy.

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