Double Chocolate Brownies

“Every day you learn something new.”

That is the absolute truth.

Today I learned that 15 minutes of exercise a day can add 3 years to your life … I would like to know if it doubles if I do 30 minutes? And will all that exercise lead to immortality?

I also found out that, “every single hour of TV watched after the age of 25 shortened the viewer’s life expectancy by just under 22 minutes”.

I watch 5 hours of Reality TV-junk a week… and I’m 33.

According to the Math I just did in my head, I’ve lost a month of my life to TV?!? 

Can I gain back that month, and the many more to come, if I exercise 15 minutes a day, every day? Thanks in advance, genius study/research people.

MSNBC just informed of another study; 60,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled due to E.Coli.

That’s just one more reason to have dessert first.

Have a brownie, please!



ENJOY! And don’t watch the news. 🙂


Double Chocolate Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Double Chocolate Brownies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Brownies
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup good quality semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick of butter , melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • handful of roughly chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder; mix in the chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl add in the eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla and whisk just until combined.
  4. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined; do not overmix.
  5. Spread the batter into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan and sprinkle the top with walnuts.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into brownies comes out with a few crumbs.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Cut and Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 9

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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79 Responses
  1. I wonder if you watch exercise reality shows, what that would do to the life expectancy? LOL! You brownies look so moist, and chocolatey! I made my hubby come and look at the delicious pictures:-) Hugs, Terra

  2. OH NO! Those are not the statistics I want to hear! But, I’m with you, if we are losing minutes by watching our favorite t.v.shows, might as well pile on the desserts and enjoy our time while we are here! And these brownies look like a great way to indulge.

  3. Ohh! This Brownies will be a totaly browniess!
    Love u use a semisweet choco chips & unsweetened choco powder!
    & even more love when u said : let’s have brownies! LOL
    Tq for sharing the recipe kate! & Congratz for the top 9 on foodbuzz! 😉

  4. These brownies look delicious and your post was great! I read it out loud to hubby…. and we both wondered – does the loss of TV life include news watching? If so – we’re in big trouble…we’re news junkies!

  5. Okay… this is just down right naughty! Those brownies will definitely take a month my life off because I would eat the whole darn pan!! : ) They look unbelievably good. I think this is a perfect brownie recipe.

  6. Hi Kate,

    As I was thinking about what I need to pack for my cooking/baking date with my cousin, I realized I never made your brownies. So, I’m off to make these but, I think you’re missing the egg addition in your directions. I was wondering if I misread it but, you don’t mention when to add the eggs so I’m going to assume it’s with the other wet ingredients? Please confirm this. Thanks so much 🙂 I’ll do a post on this!

  7. Kate! These brownies are beautiful! I heard that piece today that only 15 minutes of exercise will increase longevity. But I don’t know. I think I’d rather believe in the power of dark chocolate that you used to creative these beauties! (Wonderful photo, too!) : )

  8. LOL 😀 I read that study just a few days ago myself, and I have resigned myself to the fact that my TVs going to kill me. But I love the way you think 🙂 I hope the genius research people see this post and answer the question… the brownies look incredible! And the nuts on top are perfect! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Kate, just wait till next week. Then “they” will tell you that everything that was bad for you last week is now good for you and everything that ws good for you is now bad. 😀

    But bad or good, I want those brownies. Before I lose any more minutes off of my life.

  10. Oh deng, I watch way too much TV. Is the same said about the Internet too? I volunteer to conduct a study on if I eat one of these brownies a day, if it motivates you to work out for 30 minutes a day as well. These look so good!

  11. I think this study refers to the real couch potato’s who spend all day in front of the telly. For those of us that do other things as well as watch T.V. (with some sport in there somewhere) then I don’t think we have anything to worry about. I do totally agree with eating dessert first though!

  12. Kate, these look sooooooo moist and delicious! And they’re from scratch! I love you! I’ve never made brownies before but this recipe looks so easy! Totally going to make some later so that I can bring them over for my cooking/baking date with Emmy tomorrow 🙂

  13. Haha! Great post! That’s good to know about the 15 minutes of exercise because I woke up late today and that was all I had time for! Though, I watch way too much Bravo, so I might be in trouble there! Btw, those brownies look SO good! I’m a brownie fanatic!

  14. Mmmmm…..Brownies…..double chocolate…..*wipes drool from keyboard*….Now what if you exercise during the comercials of your reality shows….will that cancel each other out? Just curious! Brownies are fantastic!

  15. I just tweeted the 15min-of-exercise-a-day link 🙂 thank God I don’t watch TV, just the occasional CSI and of course TrueBlood… These brownies look delicious, I use the same recipe to make brownies but will try this one next time I crave them 🙂

  16. RavieNomNoms

    You had me at double chocolate! These look fantastic…really really reallllly fantastic. I have such a soft spot for brownies

  17. You just made me laugh 🙂 I’d like to know the answers to the questions you asked too, I wonder how they’ll combine the results together hehe.
    As for the brownies: yum! I love this recipe. I’d have the dessert first, no matter what happens to beef 😛 (Though I have to say, I’m sick of seeing everything being recalled because of e. coli… it happens way too often!)

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