Homemade Brownies with Sunflower Seeds

The Saints won last night, they’re going to the Superbowl.  Had to happen, eventually.  Geaux Saints!  After the big win last night, I decided to celebrate and make a little black and gold tribute to them.  Brownies.  I didn’t have any walnuts but I DID have sunflower seeds.  Hmm.  I decided to try it on about half of the batch, just in case it was awful.  Well, it was so good that my husband took the bag of sunflower seeds and was pressing them into the bottom of the brownies that didn’t have them.  It was delicious!  I also added chocolate chips, but they just melted in to the brownies, so I will probably skip that next time.  This was an easy recipe using things you have handy around the house.  Can’t go wrong!  Who Dat?!?!

Homemade Brownies with Sunflower Seeds

1 stick butter
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup self-rising flour
sunflower seeds (optional)
chocolate chips (optional – I used about 1/4 cup)


Preheat oven to 350. 

Melt butter in a small pot, then stir in the sugar and cocoa, stirring very often.  Remove from heat and pour into a larger bowl.  Blend in the eggs, one at a time, then blend in the vanilla.  Add the flour a little at a time, until well mixed.  At this point, you would stir in your chocolate chips if you are using them.  Pour into a greased 8×8 square casserole and use a spatula to distribute evenly.  Sprinkle sunflower seeds over the top and bake about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Homemade Brownies with Sunflower Seed Topping


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