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This recipe comes from reader Melissa McMacken of Au Gres, Michigan. Her neighbors in the Midwest rave about this chocolate lover's dessert.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008
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Cook's Notes

If you like, cut the brownies into shapes with cookie cutters; save the scraps to crumble over ice cream, or freeze and use them later.

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  • LynnieU1
    10 APR, 2016
    My only go to brownie recipe! My family WILL NOT eat a box any longer. Super easy, sooo delicious alone or over ice cream. Great as a gift alongside a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Our coaches favorite gifts every time!
  • MorTam
    21 APR, 2013
    over all, it's a nice recipe but not chocolaty enough for me...
  • panok
    17 OCT, 2010
    My first time , it was better than the we eat outside. I put them in my snow man tin box, Thank you for bringing christmas joy early to us. I made it twice
  • mhoang
    16 JAN, 2010
    Just made these! sooo good! nice and fudge like in the middle and toasted pecans on the top..yum...made it exactly as it...
  • cimwwjd
    12 FEB, 2009
    I made this yesterday and it is a keeper. I did modify it and used 3 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips and omitted the unsweetened chocolate, then I added 1/2 bag of toffee chips. It was so fudgie and DELICIOUS! I will be making it again very soon! Great to bring to the office or for family gatherings! Enjoy.
  • arasmassey
    26 JAN, 2009
    Excellent - I made cheesecake batter and dropped it here and there - I do this with every cake/cup cake/brownie I scratch up. Sent to my hsband's work place (12 cup cakes
  • tourtes
    25 JAN, 2009
    OMG! This is my recipe that I have had for over 30 years that I found in an old cook book! The only difference is the semi sweet chocolate addition that I do not use. They are good!
  • dea4
    24 JAN, 2009
    This recipe is delicious. My husband says it the best he has ever tasted!!!
  • treadlepusher
    24 JAN, 2009
    These brownies are not overly sweet, are chewy with good flavor. I can see me making them again.
  • jennifer_barnett
    24 JAN, 2009
    I do not do well with trying to bake from scratch. They laugh at school when I talk about cooking because they know how much I do not do it. I WILL surprise them with these brownies and when they love them I will tell them I made them from scratch! HA! Won't they be surprised! Thank you for such an easy recipe.

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