Saucepan Brownies


Another one of my sweet addictions. 

Right up there with chocolate chip cookies, key lime pie, crème brulee, bread pudding, red velvet cake and of course ice cream.  Can’t forget the ice cream.  I could eat ice cream every day for every meal….and I would if it didn’t go straight to my hips!

Don’t you just love brownies?  Especially those brownies that you can put together in less than five minutes.  Brownies that make your entire house smell like delicious chocolate goodness.  Brownies that are so gooey and moist that you can’t just eat one.

Just look at how gooey these are!

Saucepan Brownies

Well these brownies check off all those boxes.  That’s a wonderful thing if you are anything like me and have the pitter patter of little feet following you around the kitchen anytime you are trying to get make anything.  Sometimes all I have is five minutes before the meltdowns begin. 

When daddy gets home from work my little man wants nothing to do with me, but as soon as mommy walks into the kitchen, then its adios daddy.  It’s not always easy making dinner when two little hands are pulling on my shirt.

Back to the brownies.

I love this recipe because you can add any kind of mix in you want. You want to know why else I love these brownies?  If you forget to take the butter out of the freezer it’s OK!  Thank goodness for that because as you may already know I am the worst at remembering to take my butter out the freezer with enough time for it to actually soften!

Here’s the lowdown.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan until its smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients, except for your mix-in.

Once mixed well, you can stir in your mix-in.

Spread batter into a 13×9 pan and bake.

Saucepan Brownies

When you take them out of the oven, they look like this.

Saucepan Brownies

Saucepan Brownies
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  6. 2 tsp. vanilla
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 3 eggs, beaten
  9. 1 cup your mix-in of choice
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips and butter in saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently until smooth and remove from heat.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients except for your mix-in.
  4. Once combined stir in your mix-in.
  5. Spread the batter in a 13x9 pan.
  6. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the center is set.
  7. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
  1. I used peanut butter chips for my mix-in but the options are endless.
  2. You don't have to grease your pan but I always grease mine with a little butter just to be safe.
  3. I used semisweet chocolate chips, but you dark or milk chocolate if you prefer.
  4. Store in an air tight container.
  5. If all you have is frozen butter, let the butter melt for a few minutes in the saucepan before adding the chocolate chips.
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