Brown Sugar Brownies

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I wanted to bake, but when I went through my pantry, Brown Sugar Brownies with Chocolate Chips I realized I was completely out of granulated sugar (I know, for shame!). So, I searched online for an easy recipe using only brown sugar and since I was feeling lazy, I also wanted something that could be made in one bowl, and didn’t require scooping, frosting, or anything else that required much effort. (Maybe I should rename this blog baking for lazy people.)

And I found these. They are spectacularly easy, have a wonderful caramely flavor, and are nice and gooey. They most definitely did not disappoint. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 13″ x 9″ pan with no problem, and used chocolate chips instead of nuts. I think this may be one of my new favorite recipes.

1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 x 9 x 1-3/4 inch pan.
    Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Stir in the flour mixture and the nuts until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool slightly. While still warm, cut into bars with a sharp knife.

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18 Responses to “Brown Sugar Brownies”

    bakingblonde on 1 July 10th, 2008 9:50 am

    Wow, those sound a lot like the Blondie recipe I make all the time and LOVE!!
    The picture looks great!

    Amanda on 2 July 10th, 2008 11:59 am

    It is literally like a chocolate chip cookie bar, but thicker. I prefer brown sugar to white any day of the week so I think is perfect 🙂

    Ashley on 3 July 10th, 2008 12:00 pm

    Yum! I’ve only made blondies once but I too love them. It’s good to have recipes like this that are easy to make and so tasty.

    Sorina on 4 July 10th, 2008 12:50 pm

    You have a nice blog…keep up the good job:)

    KC on 5 July 10th, 2008 4:49 pm

    I make something very similar called Congo Bars (I found it in David Lebovitz’s Book of Chocolate). They taste even better after sitting for a day or two, but they are hard to resist for that long. They are very easy to whip up when I need a dessert but don’t want the hassle.

    Essie on 6 July 11th, 2008 8:46 am

    I haven’t baked in a while but these look really good. I think I will try them!

    Lady in a Smalltown on 7 July 11th, 2008 12:59 pm

    I’m glad you mentioned the chocolate chips. I hate walnuts. We eat congo bars at our favorite vacation spot. I think I will make these tomorrow. I am making no-egg Key lime pie for my sister’s birthday and these might be a nice addition.

    MaryElizabeth on 8 July 11th, 2008 4:13 pm

    I just found your website yesterday, and LOVE it. Too cool!

    I was looking specifically for a recipie for my excess brown sugar sittin’ on my shelf, and I used this recipie. Too easy to make. ‘Cept I used whole wheat flour and M&M’s in my mix cuz that’s what i hade sitting here. YUM!

    However good and easy this redipie is, I found an instant family favorite and a request to “feel free to make more any time you wanna!”…

    S for Kitchen Confit on 9 July 12th, 2008 2:34 pm

    These look great -and the fact that their easy makes it likely I’ll try them in the near future.

    Kristen on 10 July 13th, 2008 9:30 am

    These sound great. And I’m all for washing less dishes. LOL

    Paula on 11 July 14th, 2008 9:40 am

    Yumm these sound awesome! I’m going to have to make these right away:)

    Amy on 12 July 17th, 2008 1:01 pm

    These look delicious! I’ve been on a serious bar cookie binge lately… and I’m going to be adding these to this list! 🙂

    snooky doodle on 13 July 27th, 2008 12:35 am

    interesting recipe and they look really yummy 🙂

    Kell on 14 August 4th, 2008 5:44 pm

    Made these on Thursday afternoon, put in dark chocolate and white chocolate chips. My hubbie took them to work the next day and came back with two left! He now keeps telling me to make them again! Great recipe.

    Haley on 15 August 19th, 2008 8:15 am

    We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email if interested. Thanks 🙂


    howtoeatacupcake on 16 August 25th, 2008 5:01 pm

    I love any dessert that can be described as “gooey!”

    arantsia on 17 October 5th, 2008 1:12 pm

    good job but know one likes brownies with nute eww

    arantsia on 18 October 5th, 2008 1:13 pm

    i mean nuts