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The easiest chocolate brownie recipe ever

Easiest chocolate brownie recipe ever - perfect for you and the kids to do together. Just look at it! #recipes #brownies #chocolate

We are sharing something a little bit special today with you; the easiest chocolate brownie recipe EVER! And why is it so easy – simply because it was designed so that kids could have a go at it too! (Note: this post contains affiliate links for Amazon)

This recipe for chocolate brownies is from My Little Sous Chef is fun to make (and irresistible) for grown-ups and kids alike.
My Little Sous Chef comes with two different books showing the same delicious recipes – the “grown up” one contains all the detailed ingredients, instructions and photography, while the kids’ version contains fun, illustrated simplified steps that children can do to help make each dish. The children’s version is laminated and easy to wipe clean, so perfect for surviving sticky fingers!

This book is such a great idea – we hope that this little taster gives you a hankering to try out a few more ideas from it too.

Yield: 4

Easiest Chocolate Brownie Ever

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Butter 135g
  • Dark chocolate 265g
  • Caster sugar 200g
  • Plain flour 135g
  • Eggs 3
  • Vanilla extract 2tbsp
  • Salt
  • Icing sugar


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Break the chocolate into small pieces. Melt the butter and chocolate in a pan over a low heat.

Once the mixture has melted, pour into a bowl and allow to cool. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the eggs and keep on stirring. Then add the vanilla extract, flour and a pinch of salt.

Line a deep baking tray with baking paper and pour the mixture in. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Cut into squares and dust with icing sugar to decorate


Tasks for your little sous chef

  1. Add the butter and the sugar to the melted chocolate and mix
  2. Add the eggs and mix
  3. Add the vanilla extract, salt and flour, and mix
  4. Pour the mixture into a baking tray
  5. Dust with icing sugar

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Tips for making this recipe even easier, or a little bit different!

Play with this recipe by adding chopped nuts, dried fruit or anything you and your little sous-chef fancy.

Eggs combine more easily if they are at room temperature: Take them out of the fridge 20 minutes before starting to cook.

Cover of the My Little Sous Chef books

My Little Sous Chef is available in Hardback from and Amazon. RRP is £22.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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