I think it was probably five years ago that I discovered that making brownies from scratch was just as easy as making them from a box. Easier, really, because I didn't have to go to the store and let's all be honest: if you don't have to go to the store, you're already winning.
These brownies are so quick and easy and delicious, but here's the beauty - it's a small batch. Obviously you can double or triple them if you need to feed the masses, but nobody needs extra brownies laying around, amiright? Now don't read "small batch" as "light". Because these are by no means a health food. But when you need a chocolate fix, or you have the urge to bake, or both, these are your new best friend.
These are the richest, fudgiest, BEST brownies of life. Promise.
Easy and Amazing Loaded Brownies
makes 6 reasonably sized brownies
or one big chocolate fix
1/2 cup butter, melted
scant cup white sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cups chopped walnuts
Whisk together butter, sugar, and cocoa. Add in eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour mixture into a 6x10 baking dish (or 8x8 if you don't have one). Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until a knife comes out clean. Allow to cool for a bit, then cut and serve!