Tyler Brownies 


Ok, get ready to throw out every other brownie recipe you have.  Make room in the trash for all of those cheap, yucky boxes of brownies in your pantry. Here is the golden mother of all brownie recipes.  It is THE ONLY brownie I am willing to indulge calories on!

Many years ago, our good friends and neighbors, the Tylers (thus the name), brought us a plate of these delicious brownies for a party we were having. Oh…my…goodness!!      –They were so good that I got the recipe and have not wasted my time on any other kind since.  I literally take a bite of the others and just throw them away because nothing else compares with these magnificent bites of flaky topped, moist centered, chocolate bits of heaven.

Ok, you get it. They are wonderful:)  Some may say that nuts are optional, but in our family that would be a  crime worth jail time!  Here is the recipe:

Tyler Brownies–

  • 1c butter –not margarine
  • 5 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2c flour
  • *optional 1c chopped nuts


Combine butter, sugar, cocoa, and eggs.  Mix until smooth. Add flour, vanilla, and nuts.  The batter will be thick and light brown.   Spoon into a greased 8×8 pan . They will be thick. Cook on the middle rack of  a 350* oven for 40-45 min.  Start checking at 35 min.  They are done when a knife comes out clean but just barely clean.  Do not over cook.

There you have it!  The best brownies ever:). I hope you will run into your kitchen and make a batch of these right now. The ingredients are simple and in most everyone’s pantry.  Your family and friends will give you hugs and kisses for such a SWEET and thoughtful treat!

–Tracy:)

4 thoughts on “Tyler Brownies 

  1. I have made these (in 9×13 size!!!) BUT I’ve found that if you take a boxed (YES! boxed!!!) brownie mix…..9×13 size BUT put it in a 10×10. Sprinkle a mixture of 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 c cocoa over the top…..THEN, pour 1&3/4 cup HOT water (carefully) over the top and bake at 350F for 45 to 50 minutes you will have the most awesome “hot fudge pudding cake” ever!!!!! (when cutting/serving the pieces…….invert the piece in a bowl and serve with ice cream…….serve warm for best effect but great at room temp. Add pecans!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!

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      1. Made it and took it along for a July 4th gathering. Served it with whipped topping…..everyone loved it. It’s very “rich” so actually melty ice cream (or milk poured over in a bowl) is much better! Served it to 40+ ladies at quilt guild last month……..5 star feedback!!!!!

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