The Brownie Recipe

Pepper’s Brownies

(Courtesy of Neil J. Salkind)


1 stick butter
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate (or more)
½ tablespoon of salt
2 eggs
1 cup flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I know)
6 ounces chocolate chips (or more)
1 cup whole walnuts

How to do it…

  1. Preheat oven to 325o.
  2. Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in a sauce pan.
  3. Mix flour and salt together in a bowl.
  4. Add sugar, vanilla, mayonnaise and nuts and eggs to melted sugar-butter stuff and mix well.
  5. Add all of #4 to flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Add chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into an 8” x 8” greased baking dish.
  8. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until tester comes out clean.


  1. I know about the mayonnaise thing. If you think it sounds weird, then don't put it in. These brownies are not delicious for nothing so leave out this ingredient at your own risk.
  2. Use good chocolate – the higher the fat content the better and you can use up to 6 ounces of unsweetened and even more chocolate chips. If you have any left over, eat them immediately.
  3. These brownies need to age. Right out of the pan, not even cooled, they are terrific on ice cream. When aged a bit, they get very nice and chewy and are great from the frig. If you freeze them note that it takes more calories to defrost them in your mouth then are contained in the brownies themselves so there is a net loss. Eat as many frozen as you want.