“Bestest” chocolate brownies

What is better than best? That’s right, these brownies…

Ina Paarman’s boxed brownie mix ain’t got nothing on these beauts! Crunchy outside and gooey sticky inside, you will be in chocolate heaven.



1 cup butter

12 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp vanilla essence

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 ½ cups cake flour

½ tsp salt

1 cup mixed nuts, roasted



  1. In a saucepan melt the butter; add the cocoa powder, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the vanilla and the sugar, cool. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt and nuts.
  4. Line a 20x30cm baking tray with baking paper. Use a little spray and cook to prevent it from sticking.
  5. Spread the brownie mix in the tray. Bake at 180°C for 30 minutes.

Makes: 24

Tip: to make it more decedent you can top the brownie with a chocolate ganache, or serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice as a dessert.

2 thoughts on ““Bestest” chocolate brownies

  1. So delicious! made the chocolate brownies with my 5yr old daughter so they are pretty fool proof . Great recipe 👍


  2. Hay Robyn
    Thanks so much for the feedback. Glad you had some mother-daughter bonding time in the kitchen. Those are some of my best memories growing up. Enjoy, and happy cooking 🙂


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