Monday, 19 January 2015

Easy Chocolate Brownies

Now that I've had a couple of weeks to get back to normal eating after Christmas, it's time to bring out the chocolate recipes again for a bit of a sweet treat.

Brownies would have to be one of the easiest treats around and this recipe is particularly easy. Just melt the butter and stir in all the other ingredients! To mix it up a bit, you can use whatever add-ins you like. I used desiccated coconut and raisins, but you could be really indulgent and use chocolate chips, nuts or fresh rasperries or blueberries. A combination of everything is pretty good too!

To make this brownie into more of a dessert, serve it warm with a dollop of double cream or ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate or raspberry sauce. Easy, delicious indulgence!

Easy Chocolate Brownies

125g butter, cubed
1/4 cup cocoa 
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup plain flour, sifted
3/4 cup add-ins (coconut, chopped nuts, raisins, sultanas, choc chips, fresh berries)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Grease a rectangular slice tin well. Line if your pan needs it.
Melt butter in a saucepan and then stir through cocoa and sugar until dissolved.
Remove from the heat and add eggs, stirring well between each addition.
Stir through flour and your chosen add-ins.
Spread mixture over the base of the tin and bake for 25-30 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then turn out onto a rack to cool.

Serve on it's own or with cream, ice cream, chocolate topping and fresh berries.



  1. These do like they would be easy to make - and delicious!! Yum, love a good brownie.

  2. I am very much the same! The healthy detox after Christmas is done and I'm realy to eat delicious food again! x

  3. I do love brownies! One of the best treats ever.

  4. Oh yum, it's hard to beat a good brownie isn't it! Thanks for joining the linkup again!

  5. This is one of the easiest recipes I've come across. They aren't too rich either. Sometimes I find that brownies can be a bit too fudgy. These ones are a bit more cake.