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5-Minute Brownie in a Mug

Updated on December 1, 2014

Surprise your sweetie with this amazing chocolate treat.

I didn't get breakfast in bed last Mother's Day. Instead, my husband and kids surprised me with this super-indulgent mug brownie. You actually mix it in the mug, cook it in the microwave, and serve it right in a mug. The whole process takes about five minutes, maybe less. Try it--you won't believe how much mmmm you get for so little effort and expense.

Here's the recipe, adapted from instructables.com via the Chicago Tribune.

(photo: rheasdesigns via Zazzle)

Ingredients

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

dash of salt

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons water

1/3 teaspoon vanilla

small handful of chocolate chips (optional)

That's it!

Instructions

Whisk together dry ingredients in a coffee mug, standard size (11 oz.) or larger. Add oil, water, and vanilla and mix thoroughly -- making sure to scrape the bottom and sides so that it's all incorporated. If you'd like, mix in chocolate chips.

Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. The finished product will be soft-ish and chewy.

Cool for a minute. Eat right out of the mug :) Don't wait long, as the brownie will harden with time.

Note: This serving size is pretty generous. For kids or for adults with modest appetites, I recommend cutting all the quantities in half (and decreasing the cooking time -- in my microwave, the half-recipe takes about 45 seconds on high) for a smaller brownie in a mug.

can't eat wheat?

If you're looking for a gluten free mug brownie, try this recipe. I just did, and it was really pretty tasty. I followed the blogger's guidelines on proportions, used regular milk, added a dash of vanilla extract, and used Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour. Have to say, when I tasted the batter before microwaving it, the aftertaste was pretty bad. (I hadn't worked with gluten-free flour before, so maybe I just wasn't used to it.) In my microwave, the brownie set in about 40 seconds and tasted fine, though not as scrumptious as the gluten-ous kind. Well worth a try, if you're on a GF diet.

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Any unsweetened cocoa works for this recipe, but the better the cocoa, the better your mug brownie will taste. I've found the Ghirardelli and occasionally the Droste in local supermarkets, but when I want fancier stuff I order online.

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Kick it up

I like my mug brownie with ice cream on top. A small scoop of vanilla, or I've eaten it with a little brown-sugar ice cream from the Haagen Dazs "Five" line (just five ingredients--love that concept). Sugar overload, but who's complaining?

What would you put on your brownie in a mug? Or would you eat it plain? How did the recipe work for you?

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      In my best Homer Simpson impersonation, "Mmmmm...chocolate..." Just printed the recipe and you will be responsible for the chocolate spots on my clothes. Actually it sounds and looks wonderful! I can't wait to try it.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      OMG, to die for....love it 5*

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      oooh, i'm so making this today. and perhaps every day following. :)

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      enslavedbyfaeries 8 years ago

      I LOVE emergency chocolate recipes! Thanks for the feature! Sending one right back at ya. :)

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      [in reply to enslavedbyfaeries] LOL, I'm always one step away from a chocolate emergency! thank you!! :)

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      Tonie Cook 8 years ago from USA

      This recipe is just too cool. Brownie In A Cup. 5*.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yummy. I love chocolate and this is such a neat idea. I will have to print this out and leave it sitting around so that my family can find it.

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      annetteghallowe1 8 years ago

      I am in soooooooooooooooo much trouble now...not sure whether or not to say thank you for this way too easy way to good sounding treat!

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      LakeMom 8 years ago

      This looks yummy! Great lens!

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      This sounds like a great college dorm recipe.

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      daoine lm 8 years ago

      Ooh wow! Yum! I'm going to lensroll and feature your lens on my chocolate fix lens.

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      Debbie Hawkins 8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I just got this recipe in an e-mail forward...so tempting! I don't think I'm going to be able to let it go untried any longer!

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      i'm back to let you know that i have made this so many times that i've run out of cocoa... :) so yummy and fast.

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      [in reply to hlkljgk] It is kind of addictive, isn't it? Maybe now with warmer weather we'll all start making nice light sorbets and such.

      Naaaah! :

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      papawu 8 years ago

      Holy osmosis! This is sooo easy and I'm going to make one right now! Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      This lens is featured on Microwave Easy Cooking! What a super super recipe!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Sounds yummy

      Thanks for sharing

      LIzzy

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Have some cocoa I need to use up. Yeh Right! Oh well, good excuse to try this recipe. Looks like a winner! 5*s and I look forward to your summer recipes!

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      Sounds delicious! I'm a certified chocoholic so I will be giving these a try. 5* and lensrolled you to my Kicked Up Brownie Mix recipes lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh yummy! So simple too! Thanks for sharing! 5*****

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh yummy! So simple too! Thanks for sharing! 5*****

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      CCGAL 8 years ago

      Oh, I can hardly wait to try this! YUMMY!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      poutine 8 years ago

      Just lensrolled to:

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      Sojourn 8 years ago

      How simple, yet sounds so delicious. I'm going to have to try. Neat tip!

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      Moe Wood 8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      It was so simple I had to try right away. I had to add a splash of milk because it was way too thick to mix together. I'm quite impressed though. It kind of reminds me of Nigella Lawson's coco cups except way less butter and fuss. This was super easy and totally has the brownie consistency. I didn't have the chips but would like to try it that way as well. Thanks! I was dying for a chocolate fix.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i can't wait to try the recipe sounds good

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This is amazing i wan't believe how good this is!!!

      i used milk instead of water and i added nuts, cinnamon, and caramel bits it was sooooooooooooooooooo goood

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      [in reply to hurxten] omg did you say caramel? I think you pushed this one over the edge! ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      A different Brownie in a Mug recipe

      2 Tbs butter

      2 Tbs cocoa

      ½ c. sugar

      1 egg

      Dash salt

      ½ tsp vanilla

      ¼ c. flour

      Large coffee mug

      Microwave butter for 30 seconds. Add cocoa and mix. Add sugar, egg, salt

      and vanilla and mix. Add flour and mix. Microwave 2 minutes.

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      [in reply to Cindaj] hey thanks! some of the quantities didn't show up in your post, but luckily I got it thru email too...looks like 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 c. flour...I'll try this in my "test kitchen" ;) and add to the lens if it's tasty and takes 5 mins. or less!

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      aquariann 7 years ago

      Yum, sounds delicious - and perfect for when I crave brownies but don't want to make a whole batch! Definitely feeling adding the ice cream and caramel on top.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yeah they are really delicious i whip it up in about 10-15 minutes when i am feeling like brownie. u can add 3 tbsp of milk stead of 2 water and add 1/4 tsp baking powder and an egg if you want an airy cake instead of a brownie!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Try it with Redi-Whip fat-free! Oh the luxury!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      I made your Brownie in a Mug and it's so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It's just perfect if you want to have a brownie, but not make a whole pan to tempt you later! I added chocolate chips and walnut pieces to mine.

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      momto4 lm 7 years ago

      This sounds so simple and yummy! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Thanks for adding your Brownie in a Mug to my Chocolate plexo. :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yum yummmm i just made one it is verrrrrrry nice

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yum yummmm i just made one it is verrrrrrry nice

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Sounds Yummy Try it with powdered sugar on top!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Really awesome stuff, me and my friend doubled the recipe, at first we were dismayed at the smell of all the vegetable oil but when it cooked it turned out great, and with a little milk to cool it down it owned!! :D :3

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: glad you liked! yeah, the veg oil is a little offputting at first but makes it nice & moist. haven't tried cutting down the amt of oil, but you might be able to do that & still get decent results.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      yes it was really weird at first. My kid choked on it so we are not really happy with it!!!! but it nice to eat.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: yikes!! did (s)he choke over the taste, or the texture? (done right, it's thick and gooey, if not quite chewy) My kids have eaten it lots of times w/out incident, but maybe yours is much younger, like toddler age?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @verymary: Try cutting the flour down by 1tbs and add an extra tbs of coca powder this will give it more flavor, and if you add just a tad more sugar like 1/2tbs then it should be more chewy. The extra choc chips are a nice addition too; I also use milk rather than water.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i like it it was grate you should do a cake recipe if you ever get the chance

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I stuck a marshmallow in mine :D mmmm!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I was testing this against another microwave mug brownie i found online, and i believe this one to be better tasting, with a texture closer to an oven baked brownie. the other recipe, often dubbed the "3 minute brownie" recipe, was far too much like cake, though it tasted great after being refrigerated for a few hours. I actually ran out of sugar, so i cut this recipe down to half the original. im not sure if it did anything, but when i first took it out of the microwave it was kind of closer to sludge than anything. chocolate sludge. will try again when i get more sugar.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just made it, and the first time I put it in the microwave, it was still very liquidy, so I put it in for another 1 and a half minutes. It looks fine now, though-- a little hot, but still really good. I put chocolate syrup and peanut butter in mine :D

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      YUMMM!!! didn't have any vanilla, so i added a little more water. i was also bored, so i used green food coloring and had a little fun!!!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      no way! this has got to be the best easiest treat ever! I will try it with my daughter!

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      WriterBuzz 6 years ago

      I just found your lens. I like it a lot. Thanks for building it. Gave you a thumbs up.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks cool and super-easy, hope it tastes good too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is amazing! I followed the recipe complete with choc chips- in my 700W microwave for about 1 min 15. Shared it with my husband with vanilla ice cream (think I'll make one each next time!). Will do this again, especially as you don't even need to use an egg- makes it a mega cheap treat :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'd put a dollop of thick cream on my brownie in a mug. Yum!

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      SnoopyGirl1 6 years ago

      This sounds delightful. I think I will make it tonight and surprise my husband. Thanks for sharing such a fun and unique idea!

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      blujeanmomma 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Wow brownies in 90 seconds - I'm impressed. My favorite way to eat brownies is to have them hot out of the oven, so a brownie in a mug sounds perfect.

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      oh man! that sounds yummy and easy!! you could give the recipe and a mug to people for christmas. great idea!

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I'm going to have to try this! Squidoo Angel Blessed :)

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      These will be great. I have a recipe somewhere but yours is easy to find. This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think I must have done it wrong, measured poorly perhaps. At 1 minute I had a cup of bubbling brown liquid, so figured I must not have done it long enough and continued to the 1 minute 30 seconds.. Only to discover I sitll had a cup of bubbling brown goo. After cooling for 1 minute I had a dense brown glob with an oil slick on top.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      It's been a while since I've made this but it was surprisingly (to me) excellent. I'm a plain kind of girl when the brownies are warm. But on regular cold brownies I like a little icing from a jar.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      After reading the previous poster's message I had to go try it again:

      http://twitter.com/BigGirlBlue/status/225305341649...

      My only guess is that they didn't stir it. I can't see this not working out.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      This sounds so quick and easy, I bet you are single-handedly responsible for dozens (hundreds?) of mugs left in kitchen sinks overnight all over the world every day. So, quick and easy, in fact, that I'm headed to the microwave as soon as I post this. Thumbs up!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This looks way too easy, those way to dangerous!! Nicely done, I will try this.

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      Barbara Isbill 6 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Super delicious look! Thanks!

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      What a delicious treat!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I did everything as followed but i added coco mix (instead of non sweetened) and i didn't have vanilla. I looked it up and it said that it wont change the consistency if i don't add it, just the flavor. mine turned out like a melted tootsie roll and there was a water-y liquid all around it. gross! please tell me what i did wrong! :)

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      Mary 6 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: Sorry your version didn't work out! All I can say is I can only vouch for the recipe as is. Cocoa mix not only adds sugar but often a bunch of other stuff that could totally change the finished product...like, check out this ingred. list: SWISS MISS HOT COCOA INGREDIENTS: SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, MODIFIED WHEY, COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL, NONFAT MILK, CALCIUM CARBONATE, LESS THAN 2% OF: SALT, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CARRAGEENAN.

      Yum! (not.) So I'd avoid using that.

      Leaving out the vanilla shouldn't have made much of a diff., although I personally would miss that flavor. I think the cocoa mix is what gave you trouble.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wonderful idea but it doesn't work. This reciept gives you a crumbly mess not a batter that would work for a brownie. I added water until I had a thick batter and microwaved it 60 sec and the brownie was still too dry.

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      Mary 6 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: It works for me-- every time, seriously. It is chewy but definitely not dry. Have made it many times. Sorry your experience was different.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Eh it was okay. Not much better then any of the other ones that are on the internet. I did make some changes my second time making it, because it didn't come out very good the first time. I added some milk. Just a quick tip of the milk jug and it made it much better. I also think adding butter might help the taste and make it taste more like a brownie.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Could anything be easier than making this recipe? No. And obviously you screwed it up based on what you're reporting. The batter comes out, consistency-wise, *exactly* like store-bought brownie mix. If you saw something different you blew it. Which is pretty funny.

      This recipe is awesome, thanks for sharing it. I cut up some caramels and mixed them in, wow. My first time making it I cooked for 1:30 and it was more like cake than a brownie. This time I cooked for 1:05 and it was very moist and chewy. In my 1k watt microwave, I think 1:10 would be perfect.

      For how little effort is involved, definitely a keeper recipe.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: The first time I made it. I DID NOT gett a brownie batter type batter. It was very very very thick, almost like cookie dough.... And from my, about 15 years of making brownies, the batter has never looked like this before. And I make some pretty awesome brownies.

      The second time I made it I added some milk and that made it A LOT better! I've made the original a few more times to see if I messed anything up, and I found out I didn't. It just doesn't come out good. The taste isn't the best and it was totally missing something, just like all the other brownie on a mug recipes that are on the Internet. None of them seem to be very good. They are all missing something.

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      Mary 6 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: Well no, the mug brownie won't be as nearly good as a pan of brownies you bake from scratch. (I know -- I make both, and my trad'l brownies are awesome too.) Two different things, with vastly different time commitments involved. I'll try adding a little milk next time to see if I like it better or not. Much of this is just personal taste.

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      cupid kisses and angel blessings on Valentine's day! quick chocolate=divine breakfast!

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      Barb McCoy 6 years ago

      Oh YUM! I am going to try this when I need a chocolate fix! Adding to my favorites and adding a special Angel Blessing.

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      Barb McCoy 6 years ago

      @anonymous: We have made these multiple times now and they are *never* crumbly. It is soooo good that my husband will suggest it now when we need a little chocolate treat with our coffee.

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      Stonecutter 6 years ago

      This is really cool. I practically live out of my microwave but so often miss things like brownies that are normally done up in the oven. Definitely going to give this a try!

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      squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

      This sounds absolutely delicious! I've favorited it so that I can come back and make it sometime soon :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++. Nice Squid Lens. Chris

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Yum, just made this brownie and devoured it! The chocolate chips are a great addition. I have added a sprinkle of powdered sugar to brownies. Yummy!

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      heehaw lm 6 years ago

      thanks for this simple recipe, i think i should try it soon, i love brownie's. hmmm.... if the microwave is not high tempreture, how long it takes?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just made this and consistency was a little chewy and it was bland (i used a diff sites recipe that called for milk instead of water and a 3 minute cook time i think the time made it chewy)

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      Mary 6 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: I think the milk substitution could be tasty, but 3 minutes to cook -- yikes! In my microwave, that would be more than chewy; it would be hockey-puck solid & totally scorched. I recommend everybody check after 1 min.

      Blandness/flavor will depend on the quality of the unsweetened cocoa you use, and the vanilla. This tastes fine without fancy ingredients, but if you've got the good stuff, you'll taste a difference.

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      Monika Weise 6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      OMG, this is almost too good to be true.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @verymary: i tried again with this recipie and it fell apart(no big thing) but it tastes funny, im using hersheys unsweetened cocoa

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      Mary 6 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: Sorry you had trouble again! Hershey's should be fine. By fell apart you mean it came out crumbly? For me it's always really dense & sticky/chewy -- hard to imagine it crumbling. Wish I knew what happened there -- thanks for trying!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a sweet lens! Yummy. Great gift idea, too. :-)

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      Cute idea. I'll have to try it out for myself.

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      Runnn 6 years ago

      Simple but lovely lense.

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Yum! I wish I had one now!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Fascinating - I'd love to give this a try!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      taste good

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      yuuummm so goood! def. recommend to other people

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      Doors4Home 6 years ago from Austin, TX

      Brownies are sooooooo tasty!!!!!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      What a great idea! Can't wait to try this recipe. Love the mugs with the recipe on the side. Perfect gift. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The mug brownie sounds like a very good idea. Whenever the craving hits you can have it ready in seconds. A little dangerous, maybe?

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      agoofyidea 5 years ago

      All I can say is "Yum!" This is a sweet idea and a nice lens.

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      sallypmoore 5 years ago

      I tried this and it is delicious, I would just say you need to serve it right after you make it. If you leave it too long it goes rock solid. I learned that by making a spare to have later, which I couldn't get my spoon into. Its so quick anyway, you cam make and serve right away.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @sallypmoore: ah yes! so true! running up now to add that to the instructions -- thanks!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I tired this and it was gross. I'm usually a good cook, and i did exactly what the recipe said. Sorry guys, but not as good as it sounds.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: sorry it didn't work out for ya. it works for me. maybe it's just that taste is subjective ... one person's "gross" is another's mmm.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      In the ingredients you list 'vanilla'. Is that like vanilla essence or extract or do you literally scrape out the vanilla from the stalk?

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: vanilla extract!

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      JodiFromFlorida 5 years ago

      Yummy! I love it!

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      smithlights 5 years ago

      I'm going to make these now! Can't wait. I wanted ice cream, but I don't have any. I think this will be a great substitution!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i just made this...absolutely incredible! i added a handful of peanuts, made it so good! everyone should try; its quick and easy!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: mmm, had not thought of peanuts! adds a little substance amidst all the sugar -- nice touch!

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      nsixx99 5 years ago

      I am going to try this when my son gets up from his nap, I bet he will be very excited. So cool thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is an awesome recipe, especially for a chocoholic college student with no oven! :D I added a little cinnamon to mine. Yummmmm. Thanks for posting!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: mmm, like a Mexican-hot-chocolate brownie in a mug! good idea. and a nice break from ramen noodles ;) (do students still live on those, like we used to??)

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      I'd probably eat it plain ... maybe top with some ice cream if I had any in the house. Could also top with some pecan or walnut pieces.

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      jenniferteacher1 5 years ago

      What a great idea. Of course, what keeps me from making brownies too often is knowing that I'll have too much left over...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just made this and it is AMAZING. Especially with some cinnamon thrown into the mix and ice cream on top. :D

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: hmm, another vote for cinnamon. nice warming flavor for the cold months!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      just tried it...pretty bitter. i would recommend more sugar

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: wow, really? I worry it might be too sweet for some ppl. taste is subjective, of course.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How many days will it last inside the refrigerator if I make this ahead of time? I want to give this as a treat for some of my friends.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: sorry -- you can't make this one ahead & refrigerate, or it will turn into a rock! have the friends over & make it on the spot ... takes less than 5 mins. :)

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      Ges LM 5 years ago

      This was delicious. We served in dessert bowels and topped with banana :)

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @Ges LM: banana - new one! my son's best friend is a banana nut & would love that! thx.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was skeptical, as I've had a minute ready brownie before(that waas just awful!) This was soo yummy, I couldn't wait till it was cooled down! I put a spoonful of my homemade chocolate icing on top, was to die for! Thank you for my new chocolate cure!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: whoa, you iced it! hats off for sheer decadence.

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      PapaKork 5 years ago

      This made my day!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I made this and as soon as it came out of the microwave i sprinkled more chocolate chips on top and let it melt to make a easy topping :)

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: "more chocolate chips" will never get an argument from me :)

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      I would take one any old way! Sounds really yummy!

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      meanmothercooker 5 years ago

      Yummy!!!! I'm gonna run to the kitchen now!! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!

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      greenmind 5 years ago

      When I get home tonight I am doing this. Period. Nice lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great looking article! I think I'll have this for a snack today, chocolate puddin'!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I am going to try it, thanks for sharing! =)

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I am going to try it, thanks for sharing! =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think you have one ingredient missing: an egg!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      be trying this one.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      coooooooooollllll recipesssssssssssss...........

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      sstock93 lm 5 years ago

      I can't wait to surprise my wife with this

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      ozylizzy 5 years ago

      Thankyou for this fabulous recipe, my teenage son loves making it - it is a great introduction to cooking. he makes half the recipe without the salt or chocolate chips just for himself in a small mug and eats in plain for dessert.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @ozylizzy: so glad he is enjoying!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This turned out terrible. I was really disappointed. It came out completely liquid and after microwaving it again it came out hard. Even the non-hard parts didn't taste very goo.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: sorry to hear that! not sure what went wrong. I've never had it come out liquid before; if anything, I worry more about it hardening too much if the microwave is running hot.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      430 calories in one sitting. Gross. This recipe has an entire day's worth of fat in it.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: it's not a diet recipe, no. not health food. and the portion is very big -- can really serve 2-3 average ppl. still much lower in calories & fat than a small movie popcorn.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      absltly delicious wonderful for a cheeky treat

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      angelsigh 5 years ago

      I would put the richest whipped cream I can get and chocolate shavings on top. I love this and I can't wait to try it.... <3

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love things you can make in a cup because it is fast, easy, and tastes good. Also, i don't need to bake a whole pan of brownies to enjoy one:)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I adjusted the recipe a little, much improved (in my opinion):

      3 tablespoons flour

      3 tablespoons brown sugar

      1.5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

      dash of salt

      2 tablespoons vegetable oil

      1 tablespoons water

      1/3 teaspoon vanilla

      small handful of chocolate chips (optional)

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: Bet the brown sugar makes it even richer, more caramel-y tasting. Will have to try your version!

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      I bought a lot of mugs after Christmas on clearance last year. Trying to decide what I want to put in them. This would be a great choice!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Ice cream sounds like a really good idea! Congrats on being featured on the chocolate monsterboard!

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      PocketfulofParis 5 years ago

      As soon as i read this Lens i rushed of to make it....delish!

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice lens

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      This is one of the most brilliant ideas I've ever heard of! I'll have to suss out a sugar free version for myself! Blessed.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      This is a great idea! I like the idea of using ice cream as the topping. I will definitely give it a try.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm not really sure what happened but it kinda had a weird taste to it? Not sure how to explain...like it wasn't bitter but it definitely wasn't sweet. Maybe I did something wrong? what do you think?

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: hmm. it should come out VERY sweet, even bordering too sweet for some tastes! I use good quality unsweetened cocoa -- which is very bitter -- and the finished product still comes out quite sweet. What kind of flour did you use? Maybe if you used a more intense flour like whole wheat or a non-wheat flour, that would impart more bitterness? sorry it didn't come out for you!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      @SheilaSchnauzies: let me know if you pull that off! sounds tricky -- but promising!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi this sound good, will have to give it a try.

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      I gotta try this. Would love to add whipped topping on mine instead of Ice cream on top like most other people do. God bless.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, it does. No one said it didn't. Don't like to, don't try it. Just keep your comments to yourself.

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      I really Should not have looked ať this lens! I know what Im doing tomorrow and I love these for a stocking stuffer

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Add a tablespoon of peanut butter.its fantastic!

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: how could I not have thought of this? 2 of my kids are choc +PB fanatics. great idea!

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      Wow a brownie in a glass. God that sounds delicious! Thanks for the lens!

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      smaraymond 4 years ago

      Brownies in a mug? Is this heaven?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I wish I had read your suggestion before I made this. I made the brownie and then sat down to eat while reading the comments, lol. It's delicious without the peanut butter, I bet it will be better with it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome. Brownies are rare in my part of the world. This will be a new favorite thing!

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      JessieLee 4 years ago

      That's awesome!! Thank you soo much! I am a choco-holic and I love all these new recipes :) Thanks for sharing :)

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I may have to get a microwave just so I can make this. Recipe looks so good. But hey, if brownies were this easy, I'd have to buy a whole new wardrobe every few months!

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      Michelle Lacroix Toro 4 years ago from United States

      OMG, eating my personal sized brownie in a mug as I type this, it's AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for the share!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Uh, oh! I may be in trouble now! This might be too easy :) Sounds wonderful!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      AMped it up a little bit. Added Spanish peanuts, melted nutella and drizzled caramel sauce when it was hot.... mmmmmmmm

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      Escapes2 4 years ago

      What a great idea! Brownie topped with a little whipped cream ... Yum

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I've made one of these in the past and love how easy it is. This lens has reminded me tp make it again.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: whoa! you really ran with it :)

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      aylsbillones1 4 years ago

      wow, I enjoyed reading your special mother days treat from your loving family, so lovely..:)

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      olmpal 4 years ago

      Quick, easy and convinient recipe! Sounds delicious too!

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      Ahdilarum 4 years ago

      Useful recipe and will be tasty..

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      hmm I'm making my own version soon.. I'm thinking of chopped peanuts and vanilla ice cream as toppings ^_^

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Ahdilarum: THIS IS AWFUL!!!!! It was a failure.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: sorry it didn't work for you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I return visit and recommend for other articles

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I do not have any Vanilla. Is that fine?

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: it's going to change the taste and possibly the consistency -- more the taste than consistency. I wouldn't do it, but who knows, maybe it will still be tasty.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for your visit and comment to my lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i put on hershys chocoloate syrup

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      Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      Yum, it's all good!

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      whip cream it, gotta try this one, yummy brownies. Great lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      that was disgusting. What am I eating o.O

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      if you, don't like the vegetable oil use a mix of liquid butter and oil!

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      dealnation 4 years ago

      Got to try this!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      LOOOVE <3

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      oh no! i tried this but accidentally used teaspoons and not tablespooons!im so annoyed with that. But im sure if i got it correct it would b yummy

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      AnnounceItFavors 4 years ago

      Love it but wish it had a printable version.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just made this and it came out AMAZING! I had to melt butter and measure it out since I realized that I only had olive oil AFTER I whisked the dry ingredients, so I also omitted the dash of salt. I will definitely be making this more often. yummy

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: I don't think butter is ever a bad idea :) -- but olive oil, yeah, probably that would clash. glad it worked for ya!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, this didn't work at all. I'm actually convinced that this some cruel bastards prank on unsuspecting brownie lovers.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: lol - will have to tell my kids (who successfully made this for me, the first time I had it) that you called me a cruel bastard. they'll get a kick of that.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Made this for my daughter who was having a midnight chocolTe craving. So easy and yummy. I could have eaten just the batter. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @verymary: I used half olive oil and half yogurt (from another recipe) for the oil part and only had hot choc mix, so put less sugar. Still worked, but i like the butter idea better :)

      My son thinks it is great.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: I guess you could eat it .... no egg!

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      Mary 4 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: hey, you got the healthier version past your son -- nice!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      This sounds easy enough and I definitely love brownies, ummmm I definitely love chocolate! Looking forward to trying your brownie in a mug myself. Thanks

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      tekaha 4 years ago

      my 10 yr old and i just made this. so easy and quick! yummy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Agree. all I got was a cup full of hot batter. very disappointing.

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      TommysPal 4 years ago

      I like to inject pudding into the center as soon as it comes out of the microwave. A little pudding on the top doesn't hurt either.

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      RetireAt57 4 years ago

      I love easy! Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Brownie in a mug sounds like a fun surprise to spring on my wife. Thanks!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I have to try this since it is very easy :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @verymary: Always a possibility to try running the microwave on a lower power setting and cooking for a bit longer...

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      This is easy, I cannot try because of an allergy, thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      My 9-yr old niece just made this for a snack - with whipped cream on top. Easy and Yummy and she is oh so proud that she did it herself!

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      Mary 3 years ago from Chicago area

      @anonymous: love it! hope she shared with you......

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      This sounds so good, I'd like to try it someday!

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      EmmaGraceEllis LM 3 years ago

      I have done this many times, I am possibly a choc-a-holic, but, Ive come to accept it ;-)

      I admit, chocolate is my Achilles heel ;-)

      i cannot wait to try your recipe ;-)

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