Stop buying the box mix.
Yeah, I know you can get them for almost free with coupons, but seriously, you don't need to!
Get yourself some good quality cocoa powder, flour, and salt and your dry mix is complete!
Then, add melted butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs, and you're good to go!
No chance of unhealthy ingredients (artificial flavors, soybean oil, corn syrup, etc.), and you can alter the recipe, sub pure maple syrup for some of the white sugar, and wheat flour for some of the white, to make it a bit healthier!
Bake for 35 minutes, and you have quick, easy, and slightly more healthy homemade fudgy brownies!
(adapted from Tina's Chic Corner)
Makes 12-16 brownies (double recipe for a 9x13 pan)
1/2 cup butter, melted, then cooled to room temp. (so it won't cook the eggs)
1 1/2 cups white sugar (or 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup maple syrup)
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (I used half white, half white whole wheat)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease an 8x8 baking pan and set it aside.
In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract together.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Set the wet ingredients aside.
In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
Pour batter into the pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick in center just comes out clean.
Allow it to cool before cutting. (This step never happens, but it is good for one to have lofty goals)
What is your favorite homemade treat?