bullet brownies

Bullet Brownies

July 29, 2013Danita



 At our church we do things a little differently.  My husband is the pastor and when we started the church a few years ago, we decided we wanted everyone to  REALLY know each other. Doing that would require spending quality time together.  One way we like to do this is by having a fellowship meal together every Sunday after the morning service.  We take turns bringing dessert so we don’t get overwhelmed with goodies.  

Today it was our family’s  turn.   My daughters love this and usually prepare something wonderful on Saturday afternoon.  Today however, I didn’t remember this until 8:30 a.m. We leave at 9:45.  I was nowhere near ready and the girls had just gotten up.  Being in a hurry for something quick, yummy and easy I remembered these “go to” Bullet Brownies that I have made in a pinch.  They came from Aunt Bee’s Mayberry Cookbook that my cousin gave me 20 something years ago as a wedding gift.  It may be one of the few gifts we still have.  The ingredients are “staples” that most everyone has on hand.  They take only a couple of minutes to mix up  AND you don’t have to use the mixer.  Oh, and most importantly…They Taste Great!


Did I mention my oven isn’t level?  They look a little “lumpy” but they still taste great.

Here’s the recipe:

1 cup margarine

2 cups sugar

4 Tablespoons cocoa

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

 1 teaspoon vanilla

4 eggs, beaten

1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 9 inch square pan, and dust with cocoa.  (I don’t have a 9 in square pan so I use a rectangular 8 x11)  In a saucepan melt the margarine.  Add the sugar and cocoa, and blend well.  Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients.  Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


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The recipe says these freeze well.  If you try that, let me know.  I have never had any left to freeze or haven’t thought about making them in advance.  Now, THAT would be Dessert in a Pinch!  Maybe I’ll try that sometime?!

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  • Tammy

    September 5, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    I love reading your posts. Thank you for sharing them all.

    1. Danita

      September 8, 2017 at 8:13 AM


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    August 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Hi Danita! I’m excited to see that you started a blog! Very nice! I love the blog design and I can’t wait for the content as well. 🙂

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    July 31, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    THANKS to everyone who has visited and left comments! Be sure and “subscribe”. A special “Thanks” to my husband who is the “techie” in the family. I couldn’t have gotten up and running without you!

  • Elaine

    July 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Sure wish I had this recipe a few weeks ago when the cake I was baking for company did not rise! I will surely remember this for future use.

  • Sherian

    July 30, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Those sound yummy! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your blog!

  • Kara Canfield

    July 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Thanks for the recipe. It is great to have something quick.

  • Kathy Rollwage

    July 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    nice blogging! My husband would love these!

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