Tuesday, May 17, 2016

25 Minute Lazy Day Blue Ribbon Brownies


Lazy Day Brownies are a perfectly chocolaty, moist and delicious recipe.  1 bowl and 25 minutes until you can dive into this fabulous treat!

Some days I am just plain lazy in the kitchen.  One bowl, one pan, and 5 minutes to get it in the oven is about all I have.  In comes the Lazy Day Brownie.  Perfectly chocolaty and it comes together in 5 minutes.

I love this recipe as a base for yummy trifles and really enjoy souping these brownies up to make several varieties of outrageous brownies. These are certainly the most requested recipe in our house.  I cut this recipe into tiny brownie bites and stick them in the freezer.  They are the perfect cure for that chocolate craving when ever you have one! Also awesome for stirring into vanilla ice cream.

UPDATE:  One of our reader entered this TSRI Lazy Day Brownie recipe into a recipe contest and won first prize!   So, we changed the name to Lazy Day Blue Ribbon Brownies (although the reader stated the ribbon was purple). They sure are yummy.


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 


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I love to turn this simple recipe into outrageous brownies. Here are some of our favorites:  Click on the bold recipe title and it will open each one in a new tab.


Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie is fully loaded with your favorite peanut butter and chocolate combinations.  It will truly knock your socks off.  My mother in law has informed me that this is the only birthday and Christmas gift that she will be wanting from now on.


Outrageous Butterfinger Brownies are a chocolate fudgy brownie bursting with Butterfingers, topped with Butterfinger candy bar frosting, milk chocolate and more Butterfingers. This is a taste sensation that you will be making for years to come.


Snickers Outrageous Brownies starts with a chocolate brownie packed with Snickers bites.  Then it's loaded with peanuts and ooey gooey caramel sauce.  It is perfectly topped with a fluffy nougat frosting, candy bites and then drizzled with milk chocolate ganache.   This is truly a Snickers lover's dream come true!


Lazy Day Brownies
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
Place butter in a large microwave safe mixing bowl, melt completely.  Add sugar, cocoa, vanilla and eggs.  Whisk to combine well.  Add remaining ingredients.  Whisk until completely combined, but do not over mix.
Pour into prepared baking dish.  Bake for 20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.  Allow to cool completely before cutting.  Enjoy!

COOK'S NOTE: Recipe doubles perfectly. Use a 9x13 baking dish and double recipe. Watch cook time, as you may need to cook 20-25 minutes. 


  1. Yummy! Perfect lazy day with those ;)

  2. I love to see the words "super simple" in the title...my kind of recipe! These brownies sound divine! x

  3. Yum! I bet these are so rich and chocolatey. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

  4. Tried these last week! So easy to make, and really tasty!

  5. No nuts listed in ingredients

    1. True, there are no nuts in these recipes. If you want brownies with nuts try these: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/11/simple-double-chocolate-pecan-brownies.html


  6. i love these brownies. they always turn out great. but have one question..... do we measure the cocoa first and then sift it or sift first and then measure? since cocoa has lumps

    1. I measure first and then pour the measuring cup into a sifter (if necessary) and sift right into the bowl. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

  7. Sooooo going to bake these. they look yummy

  8. Liking the simplicity of this. Pinning to try soon!!

  9. Do I have to use the parchment paper in the pan or can I just grease it and go?

  10. Nice and easy. Thank you Donna

  11. This looks amazing! I'm a sucker for brownies.

  12. Why do you have a separate recipe for brownies WITH nuts? can't you just add nuts to this recipe.??? or is there a specific REASON you have NOT? thanks for the reply

  13. I subsitituted the butter gor vegetable oil as it tends to be softer, delicious!

  14. Just made .. and these are good, quick and easy! I added 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and then sprinkled 1 tbs of mini choc chips on top. After trying paleo, vegan, low cal brownies .. these were a welcome change - and the only recipe that I didn't toss!!


  15. I doubled the recipe and used half butter and half veg. oil. took 35 minutes to bake.

  16. I normally always forget to comment about a recipe, or to let people know how their recipes worked, but OH MY GOD! These brownies are so fast to whip up, and you don't have to worry about beating it to keep it fluffy because you want them as dense as possible. Absolutely LOVED this recipe, and these brownies were a hit at my party yesterday! =) Thank you so much!


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