Brownie Pie

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It is no coincidence that I first made this pie when Barry was out of town. You see, I have this thing for brownies…and I don’t like to share. I eat them when Annie is asleep and Barry is gone. And then I hide the pie plate under a towel in the kitchen. Survival of the hungriest. If you pair a brownie with vanilla ice cream, you better watch out or I might just bite your hand off. Don’t get between me and my brownie. This is your warning.

This pie is SO easy you’ll make it all the time…but don’t blame me. I’m just sharing the love. Don’t make this for potlucks or for Sunday family dinner. Don’t do it. There will be fights and gnashing of teeth because I do think it is indeed possible to eat this whole pie in one sitting and not share. Not that I would know that type of thing…I’m just guessing.

In a saucepan, melt 1/3 cup chocolate chips, 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder. Stir well.

In a mixing bowl, combine some white wheat flour, salt, and sucanat (or brown sugar). Whisk to get rid of lumps.

To the flour mixture, add your melted chocolate/butter mixture. Lick the saucepan. WATCH OUT! IT’S HOT! Or so I hear from other people. *Cough*

Stir the mixture well and then add two eggs and two teaspoons of vanilla.

Pour your batter into a greased 9 inch pie plate.

You’re going to bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Never over-bake a brownie. That’s sacrilegious. I’m pretty sure no one wants a dry brownie. I always UNDER-bake my brownies because they continue to cook a little bit when they come out of the oven…and then they end up nice and gooey. Gives me the happy shivers.

You’re going to cut and serve this just like you would a pie. I cut mine into 8 pieces. Of course, you could just eat it directly from the plate with a spoon. It is, after all, ONE plate. You use one plate for dinner, don’t ya? I don’t see any difference here. Amen.

*This post is linked at Make Your Own Monday at Nourishing Treasures, at Fat Tuesday on Real Food Forager, at Frugal Food Thursday on Frugal Follies, at Full Plate Thursday on Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, at Proverbs 31 Thursday on Raising Mighty Arrows, at Cooking Thursday on Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, at Weekend Whatever on Your Thriving Family, at Frugal Days Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable, at Healthy 2Day Wednesday on Quick, Easy, Cheap and Healthy, at Tuesdays at the Table on All The Small Stuff, and at Hearth and Soul Blog Hop at Penniless Parenting.


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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Casey

    Looks fantastic! Question: would regular whole wheat flour work instead of white wheat? (That’s what I have in my cabinet and I’m pretty sure I need this pie NOW.)

    • Stacy

      Sometimes it can bake up rather dense. If I’m using 100% whole wheat from the store, I try to cut it with half white flour. :-)

  • Angelia Thomas

    I am going to try this brownie pie idea. Hmm….I think when my son and hubby are off to Boy Scout camp and daughter is out with her boyfriend will be the most opportune time.

    I will have to make this a gluten free variety but it will be so worth it! I can’t wait for July now. ;o)

    Angie Thomas

    • Stacy

      I think your scheduling sounds perfect. Why on earth would you want to have to hide it? Now you can just leave it on the counter. ;-)

  • http://www.simplyhomemaking60.blogspot.com Yolanda

    This post made my day! :)

    • Stacy

      Thank ya, Yolanda!

  • Julie

    It’s nice to know someone else feels the same about brownies, haha. Trying this recipe soon! :)

    • Stacy

      Brownie lovers unite! :-)

  • http://www.thehumbledhomemaker.com Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker

    Looks absolutely delicious…and I could totally see eating this in one sitting!!

    • Stacy

      :-) During naptime.

  • Jill Timms

    Can I use regular white flour and would it be self rising or all purpose? I love me soe brownies. :)

    • Stacy

      Sure! And you would use all-purpose. :-)

  • http://quickeasycheaphealthy.com Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy

    Yum! I love me some brownies, too!

    • Stacy

      Amen. Pass the ice cream.

  • Stacey

    Stacy, your posts make me smile! Definitely looking forward to trying this!

    • Stacy

      My posts make me hungry…..

  • Bee

    For the brownie recipe:
    No baking powder or leavening required if made with white flour?

    • Stacy

      Nope. :-) It makes it dense and chocolately.

  • jfred

    Lol, I soooo love brownies…and so can relate to you not wqnting to share! Lol!

    • Stacy

      :-) Good! We are not alone!

  • Christina

    I’ve got this in the oven right now! I did a couple of things different. We don’t use eggs, so I used flax seed meal. And I used more like 2/3 cup of chocolate chips…I stirred in a couple of handfulls into the final batter and I ate a couple of handfulls. I can’t cook with them without eating them. =)

    • Stacy

      Well, that’s a relief. I thought I was the only one. LOL

  • Katie M

    So…these look awesome, and I’m pretty sure I have everything, so I’m going to have to go make them now. And maybe there will still be some when my husband gets home from work…maybe… :)

    • Stacy

      :-) Good luck! And let me know if you love them as much as me!

  • Erin

    A couple of questions: Okay, white wheat flour is not all purpose, right? Or are they the same? And only 1/4 cup? Of course, with five kids, two being teens, I would have to triple the recipe. Anything with this much butter has GOT to be good.

    • Stacy

      White wheat flour is the store-bought equivalent to fresh ground hard white wheat berries – which is what I use in my Nutrimill. :-) So, when I post a recipe that’s what I say instead of “grind your own flour.” :-) It IS all purpose.
      You can buy it at the store – King Arthur is the best quality that I’ve found. (http://www.kingarthurflour.com/flours/white-whole-wheat-flour.html)
      And yep, only 1/4 up. :-) That’s what makes it so dense and chocolately…and heavenly. And delicious. And chocolately. Did I say chocolately?

      • Erin

        Thanks. This might be off topic. Now a friend traded with me some hard white spring wheat berries. I usually grind the hard red spring wheat berries(out of ignorance, I don’t know the difference out of all of them yet). Do I use those the same? Those would still be considered whole wheat flour. I just ran out of my red wheat berries and am going to get into my stash of white. Are all wheat berries the same? I’ve been grinding the same type for a year now. Anyway, the connection is, I was wondering if this was the “White” flour in the brownie mix.

        • Stacy

          We don’t care for the flavor or texture of red wheat – so all I use is hard white wheat and soft white wheat. If you have hard white wheat berries, they would work just fine in this recipe. :-)
          Here’s the post I always direct people toward that explains the types of wheat: http://www.breadexperience.com/types-of-wheat.html

  • Elmer Harbaugh

    I surfed into you blog while looking for slow-cooker recipes, and when I started getting blogs about pregnacy and family, I almost opted out, but recipes like this one keep me hanging on! (And I do get a chuckle every once in a while, remembering similar things when our grown kids were kids!)

    • Stacy

      :-) Thank you for the grin today, Elmer! I’m glad you’re sticking around.

  • Sharon

    Thanks for the recipe, I made them tonight! My two girls were with me, and I did share the pie with them…but, yeah, this could be a great treat for a mom’s home along night!! It was really good–my kind of brownie–very moist, dense, chocolatey!!

    • Stacy

      Ooooooooooooooooh baby! You’re making me drool. :-)

  • Eileen

    You know usually when a recipe gets posted I am missing one important ingredient. But I’m NOT!! I have just enough chocolate chips to make this and everything else. In fact I’m going to make it right now. The kids are stressing me out and I might eat the whole thing and no one will even know it was made! Well except everyone here, but you all dont count cause you cant eat it. lol.

    • Stacy

      I wish I was at your house…

  • Heather

    I just love reading your posts…grin from ear to ear at your writing style & humor. Glad to see a LOT of people love brownies (and CHOCOLATE in general) as much as I do! Although…that could mean a shortage of chocolate chips nationwide in the near future….better stock up! ;0) HA!

    • Stacy

      Nah, that just means while you’re in the grocery store that you push the little old lady away from your chips. LOL Totally kidding.

  • Heather

    Tee Hee…

  • http://familycorner.blogspot.com Sandra

    That looks good :)

    • Stacy

      Amen and amen.

  • http://www.nourishingtreasures.com Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  • http://www.cookbake.com Stellacook

    Easy and delicious. Thanks.

    • Stacy

      You are welcome. :-)

  • Rebecca

    Bad week at work this looks like something that will wash my blues away with some ice cream of course!! Is there a rule against eating it in the tub while Im relaxing and forgetting Monday is bringing 17 3yo very soon?

    • Stacy

      There are NO rules with Brownie Pie. :-)

  • http://newhumanlife.blogspot.com rita

    Stacy! I love all things chocolate but my favorite is brownie! I’m sooo making this recipe! On my day off…when my dear husband is at work…(one time I tried making my own pizza and didn’t think it turned out good enough so i ate the whole thing…maybe the brownie won’t turn out good enough ;)

    • Stacy

      Ya know, I find that a lot of times I make things that are just sub-par and I shouldn’t feed to my family….so I take the fall and eat it all myself. Because I’m a good wife and mom like that. ;-)