I'm not quite sure why I haven't been baking brownies from scratch until now. I suppose it's because I thought that since they came from a box that wasn't cake mix, there had to be something different about them. That or I thought the dense, fudge-y consistency was something I couldn't replicate easily. For whatever insane reason, I just never thought to just look up a recipe and try myself.
I'm such a fool.
Turns out, brownies are the sluts of pastries. As in, they're the easiest of all baked goods to make. (Oh no, I went there.) You need 8 ingredients, which are probably already in your pantry. No fancy "creaming the eggs & sugar" or "folding the mixture" in this recipe. You just mix up all the ingredients, bake in the oven, and after 25 minutes, your efforts are rewarded. Aaaaand this paragraph sounded extra dirty because I referred to these brownies as sluts.
But seriously, they're so easy to whip up, and you'll be enjoying some chocolate-y goodness in no time.
Super Easy Brownies (12 bars)
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c melted butter
1/4 c cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 c flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350F, grease an 8inx8in pan
2.In a bowl, combine all ingredients together. Mix with a spatula until the consistency is smooth.
3. Pour mixture in the greased pan, and bake it for 25-27 minutes.