Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The As-Good-As-Boxed Brownies

I love all things made from scratch. I'm into making bread, tortillas, muffins, cakes, cookies, egg noodles, yogurt, pizza and anything else I can find a good recipe for. But, I have a confession to make: I am a boxed brownie fanatic. That's right. . . boxed. The kind with a million preservatives and ingredients I can't pronounce. I love them. Seriously. I can eat a whole pan by myself if I forgo all self-control. Even when I exercise great self-control, I still end up nibbling away 3/4 of the pan over a period of a few days (no one else in my house loves brownies with the same passion).

So, when I finally found a from-scratch recipe for brownies that taste just like the boxed kind, I was thrilled! Why? What's the point? The point is, homemade brownies are way healthier (no preservatives and whatnot) so now I can eat the whole pan with no guilt =)

And, now, I am passing along this gift to you, my brownie-loving friends. May you eat your brownies in peace!

As-Good-As-Boxed Brownies
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbs vanilla
6 Tbs cocoa
2 Tbs oil
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Combine margarine, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and beat well. Blend in cocoa, oil then flour. Add nuts, if desired. Bake in greased 8x8 pan at 325 for 30 minutes. Do not overbake (duh!)


not2brightGRAM said...

Now, if only we can find an "As-good-as-boxed Cheesecake" recipe for Josh. I'll let you tell your readers the story there.

gee gee said...

how I love Brownies, but grampie does not like them,,,so I don't make them..I would also end up eating them all....I have a good cheesecake recipe if you need one..

kirsten said...

ah, how i love brownies!! thanks for the recipe ... i'm going to have to try them gluten-free. :o)

Jessica said...

I definitely share your love for brownies... the boxed ones. I, too, could eat an entire pan! Thanks for the recipe! Next time I make brownies, I will have to try the healtheir version of boxed brownies!! yum!!