1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT ADDITIONS
1 -2 cup chocolate chips (semisweet, white, butterscotch, peanut butter)
1 -2 cup raisins
1 -2 cup chopped maraschino cherry
1 -2 cup chopped nuts
1 -2 cup M&M'
1 -2 cup Reese's pieces
1 -2 cup miniature marshmallow
1.Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.Grease an 8 inch square pan or line with foil.
3.In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved.
4.Add sugar and mix well.
5.Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.
6.Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until you no longer see any flour (do not overmix).
7.Fold in "WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT"!
8.Spread in pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
9.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.
10.Cool completely before cutting into squares.
11.For vegetarian omit the marshmallows.
12.For double recipe, bake in 9x12 pan and add 5 minutes to baking time.