Man-Catcher Brownies

IMG_3738 I was sitting at my desk telling my co-worker how much I was craving brownies and she mentioned having made a brownie recipe she found in the Washington Post a few years ago. 
_“You should make them!” she said.  “Put them outside your door and see what you catch”. 
Why not give it a try!  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are my “man-catcher” brownies.
Man-Catcher Brownies
Originally found in the Washington Post on February 7, 2007
12 ounces (3 sticks) of butter – I never said this was a low-fat recipe!
2 cups of cocoa powder, sifted
6 large eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups packed light brown suger ( I used dark brown sugar)
2 tbs vanilla extra
1 tps salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper and butter the bottom of the pan/parchment paper. (I wouldn't skip this step.  I have a feeling my brownies would not have come out of the pan otherwise.)
Melt your butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder and stir it until it becomes a beautiful dark chocolate sauce.  Let it cool a bit.IMG_3701 In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, then add the sugars and vanilla extract. Add your butter/chocolate mixture, then fold in the flour and salt until just combined.
IMG_3704  Spread the batter evenly in the pan, making sure the corners are filled. This is a THICK batter (no kidding.. with all those eggs and butter!) Really work it into those corners!
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.  Do the old toothpick test just to make sure they are done.
Not sure if they will catch any men but these sure are some serious brownies!
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Happy Valentine’s Day !


  1. Terrific recipe and I really love the heart-shaped plate too!

  2. They are as good as they look....trust me! :)

  3. Did you leave them outside your door? Are men in the process of being caught??!