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happy happy b-day Mr. Craftaholics Anonymous! and killer brownie recipe

 My *trophy husband* Davis is turning the big
THREE- ZERO today.
yup. he’s getting old on me. good thing i’ll never hit 30 haha.
i love you!
anyways, in honor of Davis’s b-day, i am re-posting the recipe for his fave treat which he requests for his b-day every year….my Chewy Brownies. i actually do not like chocolate {and sadly yes, my b-day is on the biggest chocolate holiday of the year, Valentine’s day. i know, i know. i’m weird.} i have a secret trick to making them, ok, so it was more of a *happy accident*….but it makes the most oooey gooey chocolately brownies you’ve ever tasted! errr….. that’s at least what Davis says…i’ve actually never tasted them….  
{all you amazing cooks, you probably already know this trick, but for me, a super amateur cook, i was delighted when i figured it out;}

Best Brownie Recipe

Best Brownie Recipe
Chewy Brownies
1 2/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, no substitute
2 tablespoon water
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cups cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
chocolate chips to sprinkle on the top(optional)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine sugar, butter, and water. Stir in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture. Stir until combined. Pour into a greased 9″x9″ pan and cook for 32-38 minutes or until toothpick comes out still slightly gooey at the bottom of the toothpick.

*My secret trick is the smaller pan (9″x9″ instead of 13″x9″) and to take them out of the oven when the brownies are still a bit gooey on the inside. This makes super moist, super thick brownies!*

brownie recipe

WARNING: these brownies are very rich!! :)

happy crafting,


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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Trisha says:

    Those brownies look delicious! I use the same trick–small pan, and take them out just before you think they're done. Yum!

  2. 2
    Lisa says:

    Don't worry, I'll love chocolate enough for the both of us. Those brownies DO look delicious! I can't wait to make some. Thanks for sharing the your recipe. I hope your hubby has a great day!

  3. 3
    The Oxford Family says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. CA!

  4. 4
    Christine says:

    What a great photo! Happy Birthday Davis.
    I'm with you, I will never turn 30. In fact, I have been 29 for 12 years ;-)

  5. 5
    The Answer Is Chocolate says:

    YUM YUM YUM. Happy b-day to your hubs and since you don't like chocolate, that just means more for me :)

  6. 6
    Just this... Alice says:

    Wishing the Mister a wonderful Birthday. Thanks for the recipe and tip as my daughters love brownies. But I must say I never developed a taste for them.

  7. 7
    2littlehooligans says:

    i always double my brownie batches which make them very moist and thick. everyone thinks i make the best brownies and little did they know all they had to do was double the batch. never thought of using a smaller pan before though. happy birthday to the hubbs.

  8. 8
    Krista says:

    Hey! I love the name Davis! If we ever have a son, that's what I want to name him! Happy Birthday!
    *and that recipe sounds yummy! I love good, rich, chocolate brownies!

  9. 9
    Kelly, Carrie, Kylie and Zachary says:

    I am ready to try this recipe out!

    And since we share the same birthday! :) I will take your share of the chocolate! I am addicted to the stuff!

  10. 10
    Shari says:

    Love the recipe! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. 11
    Trav kris and conley says:

    Just wanted to say happy birthday to davis. And also thanks for the recipe! Brownies are my hubbies favorite also! I just made them tonight and they were a hit!

  12. 12
    Monica says:

    These look soooo yummy!!

  13. 13
    maleahbliss says:

    Mr. Craftaholic and my baby share a birthday! :) My Birthday Boy was ONE today. I can't believe this last year has flown by so quickly. Happy Birthday to the both of them.

    ps. Your brownies look divine. I made my son a 'Pirate Island' cupcake. I think he liked it. ;)


  14. 14
    Michele says:

    Made these last night they are sooooo… good the fam loved them, thanks for sharing!

  15. 15
    Kristine says:

    Happy Birthday to him!!! Those brownies look DELISH!! We will have to try them! Thanks!

  16. 16
    Mindy says:

    Use a plastic knife for cutting brownies perfectly. I didn't believe it at first, but it does the trick!


  17. 17
    Becky says:

    ok so this is weird. I totally know Davis!!

    I went to college with him for a little while! Such a small world eh?

  18. 18
    Lisadwb says:

    Hee hee, I share a birthday with your Hubby AND my hubby's b-day is Valentines Day!! Too funny. Oh, and our son's middle name is Davis- Hunter Davis! =)

  19. 19
    Danielle says:

    My pregnant self has been obsessing about these brownies all day. I have other sweets (including 3/4 of a chocolate cake) but I want these brownies so badly today. It's been snowing. I have no excuse. I think I'm going to have to make them!