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What is a good simple brownie recipe?

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Taste Of Home publishes a speedy brownie recipe that is easy to make and calls for both baking cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate chips. AllRecipes.com also offers an easy brownie recipe.

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To make the brownies from Taste of Home, combine 2 cups of sugar, 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of baking cocoa and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large mixing bowl. Add five eggs, 1 cup of canola oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat the mixture until combined.

Grease and flour a 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Pour the batter into the pan, and sprinkle the top of the brownie mixture with 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Remove the brownies from the oven, and let the pan cool on a wire rack.

To make the brownies from AllRecipes.com, preheat an oven to 350 degrees F, and grease and flour an 8-inch square pan. Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a large saucepan. Remove the butter from the heat, and stir in 1 cup of white sugar, two eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix in 1/3 cup of cocoa, 1/2 cup of flour, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and baking powder. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Frost the brownies with a mixture of 3 tablespoons each of softened butter and unsweetened cocoa, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 cup of confectioner's sugar.

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