First soften 1 cup of butter, cream together 2 cups of sugar ( or 1 & 3/4C. Maple syrup). Once creamed, add 3/4 Cup Cocoa, 1 Tbl Vanilla (we add almond extract as well but is optional- 1/2 Tbl). Mix. Stir in 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt, & 1/2 tsp baking powder!
Mix up (I use a fork to keep it stirred but not beaten, the recipe will work but you will get cake-y brownies not heavy fudge like brownies. When all the ingredients are mixed add in your 4 eggs. Stir until the egg is mixed into the batter. Grease and pour into a 9X13 pan. Bake at 350.
*Feel free to add things you desire. This is my go to- brownie mix recipe (dry ingredients in a jar by the batch). However, we add different things to change it up at times. The kids love to sprinkle in walnuts, chocolate chips, the tiny circle nutter butters from the checkout isles in Walmart or mini marshmallows when they make these brownies. Plain is delicious though. If you are really wanting a sweet treat there is a frosting recipe I have for it as well that goes great! Or make into S’mores Brownies (click for instructions)!
1/3 Cup butter melted
1/3 Cup cocoa
2 Tbls of vanilla
1 &3/4 Cups of powdered sugar
2 Tbls honey
Pour a large glass of milk & grab a warm gooey brownie! Delish!