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Make Some Bittersweet Brownies for your Troops | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

Updated on October 21, 2011
Zena My Warrior Princess
Zena My Warrior Princess

Here is a delicious recipe from “The Cupboard Drawer” for a troop favorite, (Brownies) but with a more adult sort of sweetness. Right behind Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies of all sorts are greatly appreciated on the battlefield and this variation is a personal favorite of mine. Plus they travel well if you ship them in ziplock bags or disposable Tupperware. For a little sweeter variation you can add ¼ Cup of M&M’s to the mix or Jelly Bellies for a Fruitier touch.


¾ Cup All purpose flour

½ tsp baking powder

4 ox melted unsweetened Chocolate

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/3 Cup Real Mayonnaise

2 eggs

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Chopped nuts

  1. Prepare a greased (PAM works well) baking pan ( 8 X 8 X 2 in )
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour and baking powder mix well and set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chocolate, sugar, mayonnaise, eggs, vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add the flour mixture and nuts stir until well blended; turn into the baking pan and spread out evenly.
  4. Bake in a Pre heated 350 deg oven for 25-30 min or until they pass a tooth pick test.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 2 in squares and serve, or pack for shipping.

Yield 16 Brownies

Zena, my Warrior Princess used to send regular shipments of cookies while I was deployed, and sent Brownies on Special Occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas etc.. each batch was special cause I could always taste the Love, make sure you include yours and enjoy. God Bless


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    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      They are great Enjoy and much thanks for stopping by..

    • Godslittlechild profile image


      9 years ago

      Looks like an excellent recipe! Gonna give it a try!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Habee - That they are. I'd bet you earned the nickname and carried it proudly...Thanks for stopping by.

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Sounds great! Wow, my nickname is Xena (pronounced zena), as in "Holle Xena, Celtic Warrior Princess." I used to love signing important emails sent to school board members in that fashion!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks Jess, Enjoy

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      Jess Killmenow 

      9 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      Yum, yum! Good stuff. Thank you, Hmrjmr1!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Gus - There used to be another reason they called me Big John...

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      9 years ago from USA

      Hmrjmr1 - Bet you weigh a million pounds! :-)))

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks for stopping by BPop more on the way..

    • breakfastpop profile image


      9 years ago

      What a terrific recipe and a great idea. Thanks so much for the recipe.


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