Crazy easy brownies

29 Sep


Hey all! Just a short post today as its my birthday! I’m quickly popping this recipe up before heading out to lunch with my fam.


I named this recipe crazy easy brownies as they are crazy good, and crazy easy to make.

These brownies are rich and dark and gooey and made from scratch, so please don’t even think of ever buying a packet brownie mix again. You control the final look and taste, as the craziness is made up of your favourite add-ins. Go crazy – add chocolate! Sprinkles! Nuts! Dried fruit – if you must. It is a great way of using up little bits and pieces that you have in the pantry.

Misses 8 and 10 thought this was a pretty cool after school snack, even though the addition of peppermint choc chips made these far too sweet for me.



150 grams butter, diced

100 grams caster sugar

70 grams unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

2 eggs

50 self-raising flour

1 cup favourite additions – I used dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chunks, peppermint choc chips and sprinkles and M&Ms but other great additions would include almonds, caramel choc chips or left over lollies (candy)



Preheat oven to 160C and grease and line a 20cm square cake can with non-stick baking paper. Leave an overhang at two opposite sides for easy removal.

Melt the butter in a large pan over low heat then remove from heat. Stir in sugar, vanilla, cocoa, eggs and flour until everything is combined and glossy.

Stir in your cup of additions, leaving a handful to sprinkle over the top.

Scrape into pan, smooth the top with an offset spatula then decorate with the extra add-ins.

Bake for 18 minutes – they should be starting to firm up around the edges but still look a bit undercooked in the centre.

Remove from oven, place on wire rack and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.




14 Responses to “Crazy easy brownies”

  1. Gary Lum September 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Happy birthday Hungry Mum
    I hope you have a marvellous day

    • The Hungry Mum October 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

      Thanks Gary! I spent the day in the best way – with my family, eating and drinking and being fussed over 🙂

  2. Antonia September 30, 2016 at 12:48 am #

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day, and I love your festive brownies!

    • The Hungry Mum October 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

      Thank you Antonia, and thank you 🙂 I had a great day x

  3. prettypolymath September 30, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    Happy birthday!! these brownies are so festive and cute! Have a wonderful day!!

  4. Laura @ Feast Wisely September 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    Happy birthday Hungry Mum – I hope you celebrate with a nice big cake as well as these brownies!

    • The Hungry Mum October 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

      Cheers Laura 🙂 Miss 10 made me a red velvet skillet brownie from scratch – accompanied by vanilla ice cream from scratch. The girl is a legend x

  5. Starr @ The Misfit Baker October 2, 2016 at 4:19 am #

    Happy Birthday! The brownies look fantastic, and so festive with all those sprinkles!

    • The Hungry Mum October 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

      Thanks Starr! Bring on the sprinkles, I say 🙂

  6. October 3, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Happy Birthday – I celebrated mine on the 22nd!

    • The Hungry Mum October 5, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

      Thanks – and back atcha, fellow September baby 🙂

  7. ChgoJohn October 5, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    You’re back! I was a little worried when I saw your roasted cauliflower pie recipe. Another veggie recipe here and I’d have contacted your DH and asked him to check under the bed for a pod of some sort. Nevertheless, this is a great recipe. How I love brownies and yours even have sprinkles! Yay!

    • The Hungry Mum October 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

      Hehehe! Every so often I worry that I am inflicting diabetes on the world with all my sweet treats so drop the sugar in favour of veges. I don’t at meat – insert shocked gasps – so am always on the hunt for interesting veggie recipes.

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