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"Whatever Floats Your Boat" Brownies!

"Whatever Floats Your Boat" Brownies! created by Jonathan Melendez watch icons / play

These are absolutely the chewiest, moistest, fudgiest brownies ever! I have tried adding so many different things to the batter, and they ALWAYS comes out great. They are also great without ANY add-ins! BUT by varying the add-ins, you can make different brownies every week (or day!!) SUPER EASY PREP! So, add "whatever floats your boat" and you will not believe how yummy they come out :) Oh, and the recipe doubles just fine--use a 9 x 13 inch pan instead and add a few more minutes of baking!

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease an 8 inch square pan or line with foil.
  • In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until you no longer see any flour (do not overmix).
  • Fold in "WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT"!
  • Spread in pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  • DO NOT OVER-BAKE -- your brownies will come out dry. Adjust time/temp accordingly for your oven. If you do the knife/toothpick test, it should come out with moist crumbs, not clean.
  • Cool completely before cutting into squares.
  • For vegetarian omit the marshmallows.
  • For double recipe, bake in 9x12 pan and add 5 minutes to baking time.
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"These are absolutely the chewiest, moistest, fudgiest brownies ever! I have tried adding so many different things to the batter, and they ALWAYS comes out great. They are also great without ANY add-ins! BUT by varying the add-ins, you can make different brownies every week (or day!!) SUPER EASY PREP! So, add "whatever floats your boat" and you will not believe how yummy they come out :) Oh, and the recipe doubles just fine--use a 9 x 13 inch pan instead and add a few more minutes of baking!"
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  1. Magnus B.
    Marijuana floats my boat :D
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  2. alinasls
    Excellent brownies every time. My son doesn't like any additives in the brownies while hubs likes pecans in his, both ways work great. I have also tried making these with monkfruit instead of sugar and the taste is great, but I am yet to figure out how to make them less sticky when using monkfruit. A keeper for several years now, thank you for sharing!
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  3. mrsoopik
    These are in my top two brownie recipes ... I have gone gluten free so thought they would be a good one to try with only 1/2 cup flour required. Only change was I used gluten free flour , they came out delicious !!
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  4. spiritussancto
    my first attempt at making brownies, glad i picked this one! i didn't have any suitable add-ins besides instant coffee so i added 1/4cup of that in with the cocoa. will have to add more next time, didn't taste like mocha like i'd hoped. very good though. i cooked for 20 min and let them firm up on their own. nice and fudgey. time possibly depends on material of the pan. i used a silicon one and they cooked faster then other said. course i also didn't add anything that gets gooey. i highly agree though, great recipe!!! 12 years later and this is still my go-to. You can add a few drops of mint or orange essential oil for a much stronger taste than extracts. Start with like 3 drops and work up slowly, tasting the batter so you don't add too much
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  5. Angela P.
    Tried this with it baking at 300 for 20 mins and it still turned out dry to the point everyone who tried it choked
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