Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

Aunt Sadie’s Brownies

Home made Brownies are a staple at our house! They are really no more trouble to make than the boxed brownies and this recipe is our favorite. Twenty-one Years ago I collected recipes from my family to create a recipe book. Profits from the book were donated to a local charity. As you can see from the photo, my recipe book is well loved. With twenty one years of use, it has seen it’s fair share of flour, sugar, and other ingredients spilled or dusted over its pages. My Great Aunt Sadie shared this recipe for my collection. I altered it a little because I never have unsweetened chocolate bars on hand. I do have cocoa powder and, as you will learn, I prefer to use ingredients I keep in the pantry. I modified the recipe to use cocoa powder and Noah thought it would be good to add chocolate chips to the batter, because let’s face it, you really can’t have too much chocolate! I hope you will give these a try!

Aunt Sadie’s Brownies

Family Recipe for Homemade Brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people


  • Mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • Mixer or large spoon
  • 9×12 baking dish


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, oil, vanilla and beaten eggs. Stir well.
  • Add flour and salt, mixing until all is incorporated.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a greased 9×12 baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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