Easy Fudge Brownies

Easy Fudge Brownies

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Recipe by  Patricia

“A great basic recipe for brownies.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Melt shortening and cocoa in the top of a double boiler over low heat. Stir occasionally until shortening is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Slowly add in flour and mix well. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center of brownies comes out clean. Let cool before cutting.

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Baton Rouge Mom

Baton Rouge Mom

I was craving chocolate late one night, came on allrecipes.com and found this recipe. 25 minutes later I had brownies. But, I didn't have shortening, so I used oil. The oil was drenching them and driping down my fingers, so that wasn't a good choice! But I made them again today with butter instead of shortening, and used 1/4 c less butter than it called for (shortening), and doubled the recipe because last time they were very thin. These were excellent!!! They would be good with nuts. Maybe even chocolate chips because they are not very chocolatey. But so simple and they really did have a great flavor. Just don't use oil and use less butter/shortening than the recipe calls for.



If I could have given this recipe a zero star I would have. I really should have read the reviews before I made this. It is disgusting. These "brownies" are most like "whities" because of the color. There is too much shortening to flour and chocolate ratio. They taste awful.



When I think brownies, I think fudgey. These were anything but. They satisfied my sweet tooth, but left me yearning for chocolate...

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 100 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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