These brownies are the BOMB!! They are so easy, quick and have the best flavor. Plus they use very few ingredients that you probably have on hand right now. When they’re done, they have a yummy crystalized crust on the top. Amazing. Here are the ingredients:
The Best Homemade Brownies
1 stick + 2 Tbsp. butter
1/3 c. cocoa powder
4 egg yolks (save the whites!)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 c. nuts (optional)
So first, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a microwave-safe mixing bowl melt the butter and cocoa together (as below):
Then add your egg yolks, (making sure to set your egg whites aside in a bowl to whip up later) vanilla, sugar, flour and nuts. It will looks like this below. Note: I didn’t add nuts to mine.
Whip your reserved egg whites (I use a hand mixer) until thick:
Stir lightly into brownie mixture:
Mine usually is a little lumpy but that’s ok!
Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
When these brownies are done they have a yummy crystalized crust on the top so they don’t need frosting. My mouth is watering just thinking about how good these are! And so simple!!