Fudgy One-Pot Brownies from The Mom 100 Cookbook

I first learned about The Mom 100 Cookbook from my friend Lizzy at That Skinny Chick Can Bake, who has shared several family friendly recipes from The Mom 100 Cookbook with her #Sunday Supper group. My copy of The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman arrived from Amazon week before last- just in time to peruse before choosing the Fudgy-One Pot Brownies to make for the first delivery of my 49ers Pre-Season Press Box Goodies that I make for all our home games. Last year I made several brownie recipes from Lizzy’s collection of brownie recipes for my son Taylor, who is the Digital Media Coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers and his lucky friends in the press box at all the SF 49ers home games. This season I’m going to continue the tradition I started last year but this year I will be sharing all the recipes I make for the press box goodies.  I can’t think of a better brownie to start the season than a fudgy brownie made entirely in one pot, just make sure to use a generous pot and heat the chocolate and butter over a low heat.  The brownies bake up beautifully in a about 25-30 minutes and by the time you pull the pan out of the oven your chocolaty pot that’s been soaking in the sink should be easier to clean up and put away.  Completely cooling your brownies before cutting will give you a batch of perfectly cut square brownies with left over edges that are just as good, maybe better than the pieces from the middle, ask my taste tester JD.

Keeping it fun in the kitchen with easy delicious family recipes is the main reason why I’m passing The Mom 100 Cookbook on to my daughter Jen, wife to Shane and mother to ‘the littles’ and ordering another copy for myself. I could cook through this book and make the entire family very happy in the process.  Just for fun Lizzy, who is a big Packers fan, and I are going to wager a pan of brownies on the 49er-Packers game this Sunday, Go Niners!

JD with brownie edges and homemade spicy plum jam

Fudgy One-Pot Brownies from The Mom 100 Cookbook

Yield: 24 squares

Slightly adapted from The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose baking cocoa, I used King Arthur Flour brand
  • 2 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla paste, or vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a metal 9x13 pan with baking spray.
  3. Place the butter and chocolate in a medium large heavy saucepan over a low heat until melted, stir until smooth.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cocoa, sugar and salt, blend in vanilla.
  5. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stirring in quickly.
  6. Stir in the flour until blended.
  7. Pour the thick batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  8. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the edges pull away from the side of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Cool brownies on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

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  1. Están irresistible me encantaría probar linda receta,abrazos hugs.hugs.

  2. Brownies are my favorite dessert! I am doing my best not to make them right now (trying to lose a couple pounds), and this is killing me!

  3. Mmmmmmmmmmm…brownies!

  4. These look amazing!!!

  5. Patty, these sound wonderful! I love that your little guy ate up the scraps with jam, my youngest would do that too! Pinned!

  6. We are big brownie fans in my house – and I must try this recipe. I love one-pan desserts! They look perfectly dense and chewy!! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog today, this is my first time here and your site is gorgeous. Can’t wait to look around more!

  7. Aw, JD is so cute! Aren’t these the easiest brownies? I’m so glad you tried them. Can’t wait to see what you else you bake up for the press box this year :)

  8. Baking cocoa or baking flour? I want to make these, did you have to do this to me at such a weak moment? JT should be in Gap ads, he’s that cute.

  9. Never mind, I read it again, I must have been in a chocolate induced delirium.

  10. Patty,
    Your brownies look so fudgey and rich. I have to make these soon. You can’t have enough brownie recipes.
    Go 49ers ! (I’m a Bear Fan), lol.

  11. Gorgeous brownies, Patty! Wish I had one right now for my Friday night treat :).

  12. Your son has an awesome job! That’s my husband’s dream job!!! LOL!

    I see you are on a brownie-making spree! I am not complaining at all!

  13. how delish and how convenient.. and they already have a stamp of approval from the little rascal.. so they should be good to go!!:) but seriously..so easy.. and all in one pot.. just gorgeous!

  14. Brownies are always such a crowd pleaser! These look YUM.

  15. They look irresistible! Need to taste them with spicy plum jam next time I make some brownies.

  16. Patty – one word – DIVINE! What simply delish brownies. Love your little JD – he looks sooooo happy with the brownies and jam. Happy Saturday!!

  17. Your grandson eats spicy jam? That is too cute:) How lucky for your son and the rest of the staff to have treats for every home game. The cookbook sounds great, I’ll have to check it out. I no nothing about football but good luck to you and Liz:)

  18. That’s one happy-looking taste tester! Your press box treat boexes sound like a fun project, too.

  19. If you keep making treats like that, you might just get invited to the press box yourself! The cookbook sounds wonderful, and I’ll definitely look into it.

  20. How fun, Patty! These look wonderful. And your grandson looks perfectly contented!

    Have a great week!

  21. Love your droolworthy fudge…thanks for sharing the delicious recipe! Looks like you have a satisfied ‘custimer’…your cute grandson:)

  22. Love your droolworthy fudge…thanks for sharing the delicious recipe! Looks like you have a satisfied ‘custumer’…your cute grandson:)

  23. Brownies look so good! But the photos of your little grand-baby is adorable love the toe head and cute smile!

  24. Gosh JD is such a cutie!we loved that jam too :) thanks so much for teaching me!now I want to jam every fruit I see!

  25. jenkuhlmann says:

    so cute! and those brownies were DELISH.

  26. I’m so happy you picked brownies, well, I know I would be happy with any chocolate treat you’d share but one pot sweet treats are on the look-out now that my dishwasher is broken :(

  27. This is very similar to my standby recipe…I love that I can melt and make all in one pot! Look delish.

  28. Your grandson JD is a gourmet kid! He eats brownie with spicy plum jam? I wish I grew up in a household of homemade baked goods! Looks scrumptious. Brownies and vanilla ice cream always make me happy. And go Niners!

  29. Your grandson is so adorable…and he is sure enjoying those brownies with jam! Go Giants!!

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