Easy Valentine’s Day Brownies

Sure, I’m single, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know what people want for Valentine’s Day. No one wants flowers, stuffed animals, or cheesy heart-shaped jewelry; they want brownies. 

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder 
  • A Pinch of Salt

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, mix oil, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. To get the best result, mix until the egg yolks are broken and are fully combined with the other ingredients. 
  2. Then in another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. 
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the flour slowly, and mix on a slow setting. When the batter doesn’t have a gritty/ powdery texture anymore, it’s ready. At this point, if you want to add anything extra, such as chocolate chips or nuts, mix it in now. 
  4. Pour this into a greased pan, and tap the pan onto a hard surface to remove any air bubbles. At the last minute, I decided to add caramel into the batter. To do this, I put five big dollops of premade caramel sauce into the batter and swirled it around the pan with the back of a spoon.
  5. Even though I recommend using an 8×8 square pan for this recipe, I made mine in a 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 sized glass pan. Whatever size you end up using, check the brownies after the 25-minute mark with a toothpick. Keep in mind that they continue to bake even after they are removed from the oven.
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