Mrs. Quinn's Easy Brownies

A plate of tasty moist chocolate brownies
Photo by Brian T. Evans/Moment/Getty Images
  • Total: 47 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 22 mins
  • Yield: 24-30 brownies (24-30 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
168 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24-30 brownies (24-30 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Mrs. Quinn's Easy Brownies are the rich fudgy kind. If you bake them just a little longer, they won’t be as fudgy. Just be sure not to bake them too long or they will dry out.
Step-by-Step Photo Instructions for Making Brownies
Step-by-Step Photo Instructions for Making a Chocolate Buttercream


  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup nuts (chopped, lightly toasted)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark)

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt the butter over a low heat. 

  2. Set the butter aside to cool.

  3. Combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium bowl.

  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9 inch pan.

  5. Beat the melted butter, sugar, vanilla eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl.

  6. Slowly blend in the dry ingredients.

  7. Beat until it is well combined.

  8. Stir in the nuts and the chips.

  9. Pour into the prepared pan.

  10. Bake Mrs. Quinn's Easy Brownies for 20-22 minutes.

Serving Suggestions:
You can eat these plain or frost them with a nice chocolate buttercream. I like them plain, served warm, topped with ice cream and hot fudge sauce.

You can substitute this recipe for a brownie mix in the below recipes:

Boozy Brownies
These are my next door, tea-totally, neighbor gets these brownies at least once a year for her birthday. It’s made with not one, but two different flavors of alcohol.

Flavored Brownies
These brownies get their flavor from your choice of liqueur. My two favorite liqueurs to use with this recipe are: amaretto (almond flavored) or Kahlua (coffee flavored).

Cheesecake Brownies
If you like brownies and cheesecakes, then you’ll just love these cheesecake brownies. It’s nice how the cheesecake portion of this brownie helps to cut the sweetness of these brownies

Toffee Brownies
You’ll find toffee bits and chocolate covered toffee bars in this recipe for Toffee Brownies. You can use either Skor bars or Heath bars for the toffee bars.

Pecan Pie Brownies
This is one of the those recipes that is astounding. It’s hard to believe that just by mixing a pecan pie, cut into cubes, and a prepared brownie batter makes such a wonderful treat.

Brownie Bites
Take this brownie batter and bake it in a mini muffin tin to make your own brownie bites.

Fudge Brownie Pie
Next time you want to make a dessert a little different, try this recipe. It’s a brownie batter bakes in a pie crust. Be sure to serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream. (Shh, don’t tell him, but I think this is the dessert that made my then future husband fall in love with me.)

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