Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mom's Amazing Chocolate Brownies

Adapted from Betty Crocker Cookie book from 'The Best Cooky of 1920-1930'
"Men love them - so do women and children" - 1963

Cocoa Brownies (Mom's non-dairy version)
1/2 cup corn oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (opt)

Heat oven to 350*. Mix oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Blend dry ingredients, mix in. Stir in nuts. Spread in well-greased pan, 8x8x2". Bake about 30 minutes. Cool, cut in 2" squares.

Fabulous with some fresh berries and ice cream - So Delicious Coconut Ice Cream for us non-dairy folks!


  1. oh just the thing i need right now!

  2. Wow, those sound YUMMY! And the photo, it is beautiful...I can almost taste the brownie and berries. I think will have to try that recipe...hmmm,says men love them - maybe I will snag me a :) :o :p

  3. Oh really yummy sounding. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Oh man, how is she doeing? Send her my love will you. I'll meet up with her next spring tell her that's a promis.

    These look really good and knowing your mom I know they are.

  5. Fabulous!!! My mouth started to water when I saw those luscious berries, and then I read the brownie recipe. Whoo-Hoo! Thanks soooo much! Hope you're enjoying your summer. Hugs, Terri

  6. These sound absolutely delicious! I think chocolate and berries (especially raspberries) are one of my very favourite taste combinations... perfect!

    Hope you're enjoying a lovely relaxed, chocolateyberryful summer with your boys xx

  7. Yum! I came here to see more about your Mom's brownies, but am delighted to discover your beautiful beaded works of art! Creativity must run in the family.

  8. I grew up on The Betty Crocker Cookie Book. A few years back they reissued it, exactly like the original one, and my sister got a copy for each of us. The Cream Wafers in there is one of my favorite recipes, and also the Thumbprint Cookies. Although, brownies are my weakness!

  9. I SMELL a bead soup combo! LOVE brownies - LOVE raspberries. Can't wait to try this yummy looking dessert.

  10. Oooo - chocolate and raspberry bead soup combo... great idea!