The original Baker’s one-bowl brownies recipe (1994)

One bowl brownies recipe

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This easy 1990s recipe for Baker’s one-bowl brownies uses just 7 ingredients: chocolate, butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, eggs, and walnuts.

You don’t need any packaged mixes or processed foods — just basic ingredients. They combine to make a fudgy homemade dessert that’s absolutely delicious. (The big key is to be sure these brownies don’t overcook.)

One bowl brownies recipe with walnuts (1990s)

The retro inspiration: Baker’s Chocolate one-bowl brownies recipe from 1994

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Vintage recipe one bowl brownies recipe from 1994

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Brownies with walnuts

Baker's one bowl brownies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

Here's a vintage chocolate brownie recipe from the 1990s!


  • 4 squares Baker's unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  1. Heat oven to 350 F (325 F for glass baking dish).
  2. Microwave chocolate and margarine in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 1-2 minutes or until butter or margarine is melted.
  3. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Stir sugar into chocolate until well blended.
  5. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  6. Stir in flour and walnuts until well blended.
  7. Spread in greased 13- by 9-inch baking pan.
  8. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  9. Cool in pan.
  10. When cool, cut into squares.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g

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