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Quick & Easy Chocolate Brownies

When the stress of everyday life has you reaching for the chocolate, these quick and easy chocolate brownies are the easiest thing to satisfy that need.

I know that after a long day it is much easier to grab for some kind of pre-packaged dessert or chocolate bar in order to satisfy that craving, however I want to tell you that don’t have to spend all night in the kitchen to create something delicious at home! These brownies are so quick and easy that you will be enjoying them within half an hour, promise.

I think it is important to have an easy go-to dessert recipe. One that always works, tastes great, and contains items that are generally in the pantry ready to go. This particular recipe has got me past the dessert crisis many times!

The best part as well, is that it is a guaranteed hit, because who doesn’t love a brownie? Chocolatey, decadent and not too sweet, these brownies are the perfect way to get that chocolate fix!

As I said, these are a quick chocolate fix, so while they aren’t strictly your traditional heavy brownie with chunks of chocolate and nuts (if you are looking for that then try these), they are still way better than a packet mix and just as easy!

Quick & Easy Chocolate Brownies
 
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These quick and easy chocolate brownies can be made in 30 minutes and are decadent and not too sweet. The perfect way to get that chocolate fix!
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Serves: 9
What You'll Need
  • ½ cup dairy-free spread
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup plus 2 tblsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup plain flour
What To Do
  1. Using hand held electric beaters, combine dairy-free spread* and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Add vanilla and eggs and continue mixing until combined and fluffy.
  3. Sift in cocoa powder and flour. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and mix in dry ingredients.
  4. Mixture should be quite thick.
  5. Spoon mixture into a lined square 20cm baking pan.
  6. Bake in oven for 20mins at 180 C.
  7. Brownies are done when they bounce back slightly when touched, you want them to still be a bit soft in the middle.
  8. Let cool then cut into squares.
Notes
* I always use Nuttelex Lite in my baking as I find it has the best taste, but you can use any dairy-free spread or butter if brownies are not required to be dairy-free.

If you love these, make sure you check out my Dairy-Free Classic Chocolate Brownies which, dare I say it, are even more delicious!

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Melanie
    May 30, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    This does seem pretty quick and easy. They took so delicious too…can’t wait to try them 🙂

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Thanks Melanie, they really are easy to make!

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    Kortney // Allergy Girl Eats
    May 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Those are so easy to make! I always think of brownies as way to high maintenance, but this recipe looks so fun and made of things I generally have in the pantry. Yum!

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:26 am

      So do I Kortney! I love recipes that I can make without going shopping first!

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    Hannah
    May 30, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Wow! How am I going to stick to my diet now?! 🙂

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:27 am

      haha chocolate is part of a balanced diet right?!

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    Kathleen
    May 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Made brownies this weekend!! These look great!

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Thanks Kathleen! Brownies are always a good idea 🙂

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    Klauss
    May 30, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Awesome brownies! Chocolate lovers will be delighted, and prepared not difficult 🙂

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Thanks Klauss 🙂

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    Francesca - From Pennies to Pounds
    May 30, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I always struggle with making brownies so I will definitely be trying this recipe out! I think because I always worry it will be overcooked.

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      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:29 am

      I understand Francesca, I think the benefit of these being a little different to a traditional brownie is what makes them a lot easier and I find they always taste great!

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    Katelin
    May 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    This brownies look so moist! A chef/friend of mine once told me to sub in half of the water for a brownie or cake recipe and use applesauce instead. You wouldn’t believe how moist recipes are after that!

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Oh that sounds great! Will give that a try Katelin 🙂

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    Dom
    May 30, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Looks truly delicious! My favourite!

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

      It’s hard not to love a brownie!

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    Kelsea Sullivan
    May 31, 2016 at 12:52 am

    These really do sound super quick and easy to make! Usually I have those ingredients laying around the house too… but now that I’m going to start a clean eating diet soon, I’ll want to make these with a few [yummy] substitutions. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:31 am

      I love recipes using ingredients I already have at home! Let me know how you go with your substitutions, I would be interested to see what you use and how they turn out!

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    Edward Anderson
    May 31, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Can’t wait to try this

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Let me know how they turn out!

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    Ann
    May 31, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Those look so divine! Now I have a chocolate craving.

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Thanks Ann, no apologies 😉

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    Sam - Journo and the Joker
    May 31, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    You are right! Who doesn’t love a chocolate brownie. My mouth is watering. These sound amazing and look delicious.

    • Reply
      Sally
      June 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

      Thanks Sam 🙂

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    Purplealien
    December 4, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Did you use a beater or just mix by hand?

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      Sally
      December 5, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      I use a handheld electric beater to cream the butter and sugar, however if you don’t have one you could soften the butter first and use a whisk. Just make sure the sugar and butter is combined thoroughly.

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