Monday, November 09, 2015

My Mom's Best Brownie Recipe

Growing up we were blessed with homemade cookies every day. My mom had about six different baking recipes that were her favourites and she always had this variety ready for our after school snack and in case company came by.

The one recipe that received the most comments was "The Best Brownie" one.  My sisters and I have all of our childhood recipes in a book my mom lovingly put together before she passed away (highly recommend this!)

This week, Kai decided to make this very recipe. He sweetly said that he would like to pass on the brownie recipe to his kids (melt me!)

There is a lot of sugar in this recipe so just be aware of that! Kai gave Nya the job of counting out 10 large marshmallows – what a good delegater.

I love seeing my kids baking or cooking in the kitchen, what a great life skill!

I think all the great cooking shows out there help to inspire them.

The "secret" ingredient is marshmallows as it makes for the perfect brownie frosting. Pretend my stove top is streak free.

It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish to make a large batch of brownies.

And of course, each bowl contains delicious chocolate.

Ta da! So moist, sweet, and gooey. It is also very scrumptious warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it.

2 cups of sugar
1/3 cup of cocoa
1 cup of melted butter
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of butter
1/3 cup of milk
1 cup of chocolate chips
10 large marshmallows

1. Pour melted butter over sugar and cocoa. Stir. Add the rest of the brownie ingredients and mix.  Bake in a 9 X 12" pan at 350 C for 25 minutes.

2. For the frosting, boil sugar, butter and milk for 1 minute.  Add the chocolate chips and marshmallows stirring until melted.

3. Remove brownie from oven and cool slightly.  Pour frosting on top and cool in the fridge.

All right, I'm going to go have one now.  What was one of your favourite childhood homemade treats?

A special family recipe that has been passed down with one extra special ingredient in the frosting!


  1. This brownie recipe and the photos are making me crave a brownie right now! Around Christmas time, my mom was quite famous for her fudge - both chocolate and butterscotch. She and her sisters also specialized in making "Queen Elizabeth Cake." Thanks for sharing the brownie recipe!

    1. I love fudge!!! I never made it until my 30's but it sure is dangerous to have in my house :) I'll have to look up what Queen Elizabeth Cake is.

  2. Home made cinnamon buns!! The very best thing that can come out of a bread maker :)