These homemade brownies came from our neighbor when I was growing up in Colorado.  These brownies are easy to make, and they take just a couple of ingredients.  Thank you to Lynn Ordorph. Pueblo, Co. 1978.

You can make better than boxed brownies with this easy recipe.

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Fudge Brownies

Make better than box mix brownies with this delicious recipe for fudgy brownies. 
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fudge Brownies, Homemade Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 108kcal


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • chopped nuts optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and grease an 8x8-inch baking dish or line the dish with parchment paper.
  • Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar in a medium until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, and milk, and beat until combined.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa, and salt into a separate bowl, and whisk to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, along with the chopped nuts if desired, and beat or stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish
  • Bake for 20 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  • Cool the brownies completely before slicing and removing them from the pan.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Nicole Pelletier

    5 stars
    Excellent, easy recipe, delicious also!!
    (side note, i cannot eat salt and vanilla, therefore I removed both of them from recipe and they turned out scrumptious 😉

  2. Bill Chico

    Can I please get a copycat recipe for Jasons Deli brownies? I have to say its relatively impossible to find on the web, it needs a genius to duplicate. Thank you!!!

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