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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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    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

    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

    Happy Birthday Mr. CA!

  4. 4

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  11. 11
    Trav kris and conley

    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

    These look soooo yummy!!

  13. 13

    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

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

  15. 15

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

  16. 17

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

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

  17. 18

    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! =)

  18. 19

    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!

  19. 20

    Something just made me think of these, I haven’t made them in 8 or 9 years, but I remember them being so good. In the oven now!

    1. 20.1

      I might even be the comment above from 1/26/2011 😂