I love sweets. They’re the perfect ending to a meal, a great snack, and a good pick-me-up if you’re ever down in the dumps. I made these easy brownies this week for all of the reasons above and they didn’t dissappoint.

Brownies are great to make becuase they don’t require any special cooking tools. As long as you have a bowl, a spoon and an oven, you’re good to go!

Feel free to add walnuts to this recipe if you want.



2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Melt the butter or margarine and mix all ingredients in the order given.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes in a 9 x 13 inch greased pan.

Definitely make these brownies anytime you’re trying to cheer someone up.


Lauren Hillman
Hillman’s Helpings