Perfect Cocoa Brownies

perfect cocoa brownies

Plain and simple.  This is a great homemade brownie recipe.  No frosting needed. Just rich, chocolate flavor.  A total keeper made of basic ingredients. Love.

It is straight from the back of a Nestle Cocoa Container with some minimal changes to suit my family:

Cocoa Brownies


  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup baking cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350*. Grease a 8x8” baking pan.

Combine the sugar, eggs, and vanilla until combined.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, powder, and salt (the dry ingredients) together until combined with a whisk.

Add the dry to the wet and mix until combined. Add in the ½ cup chocolate chips.

Bake 20 minutes or until the sides slightly pull away from the pan, and the middle is slightly soft.

Cool on a rack, and cut into squares.

You may have noticed, that I did doll it up a bit with homemade chocolate sauce and a bit of whipped cream.  It was simple, but doesn’t have to be so plain!