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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Best Ever Triple Chocolate Brownie Recipe

It's been a cold and snowy day here at the Chateau, so what better to do than to bake a batch of yummy brownies?!

 Nothing that a good dose of chocolate can't cure!  I let my Kitchen aide mixer do all of the work!  (I just realized that you can see my apron clad reflection in it, how funny is that?!)
 Yuuuummmm, I can hardly wait for these to bake.  Then comes the agonizing wait for them to cool, before cutting and eating!  (is your mouth watering yet? mine is!)  While they were cooling, I went down and worked in my craft room a bit.
 But wait!  What is that big missing chuck out of my brownies?  I stepped away for just a few minutes, and now there is a big gaping hole in my brownies!  (note to self:  do not leave hubby alone and unsupervised with a pan of freshly baked brownies.)

 So come on over for a cup of coffee and one of these tasty, oh so chocolaty treats!  Heck, we can really live it up and have some hot cocoa with our brownies!!

Triple Chocolate Brownies


  • 1 cup plus 2 T all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup vanilla  or white chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x9 inch square baking pan. 2. Add all of dry ingredients to mixing bowl, and mix well. 3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs. Beat until just combined. 4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. 
  2. Enjoy! 
     Speaking of sweet treats, look what my friend Cindy from Cindy Adkin's Whimsical Musings sent me in the mail yesterday.  A gorgeous Valentine's Day tag!  I love it!  It even has my initial on it!  Thank you, Cindy, you are the best!!
    I am linking up todays post with Sweet as Sugar Cookies
              Saturday Sweets Party


      peggy gatto said...

      I can't wait to try this, thanks!!!

      Christine said...

      Yummy! They look delicious--brownies are one of my faves!

      Lisa said...

      Those brownies are the very last word in brownies. So much to love in every single bite. I have a linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

      LuLu Kellogg said...

      OMG I can almost smell these by looking at the pictures!! YUM!


      mizdarlin said...

      You know, I used to believe that yo were a kind person..I just put on 5 pounds looking at the pictures!♥

      Donna said...

      Those browwnies look FABULOUS!!! I can almost smell them!!!

      Donna said...

      PS....Oh those hubbys when they see something good in the kitchen!!

      Linda said...

      So funny~ I can't leave my husband alone with a pan of brownies either...can't blame them, though! They look so good! Lovely tag from Cindy, too!

      June@I will craft said...

      They look great. I wish there wasn't so much space between us so I could stop on over and share a bite with you. :)

      Chris said...

      OMG I can feel my blood sugar soaring! But, I will save this recipe and try it.
      Hugs, Chris

      Kim K. said...

      YUMMY! I'm on my way over.

      Cindy Adkins said...

      Oh wow, those look scrumptious, Donna!! I've been on low-carb so long, I forget what a chocolate brownie tastes like...lol That was so sweet of you to post the tag--oh my goodness, I was surprised!

      Linda M. said...

      Hi Donna, I'll be right over for a brownie. Oh, and I don't mind the finger poke at all. Thanks for stoppiny by my blog and leaving your sweet comment.

      Debbie said...

      Hi Donna! oh my goodness! Those brownies made my mouth water.
      I forgot to tell you before how much I like all of your new pictures on your blog...very nice.