The Hungry Skier: To Die For Homemade Brownies

BrainspiralNovember 8, 2013
To Die For Homemade Brownies recipe from the Barnes twins
To Die For Homemade Brownies recipe from the Twin Biathletes’ Cookbook

Note: This is part of an occasional series of heart-healthy and fitness-ready recipes for skiers. The following was submitted by Olympic biathlete Tracy Barnes, who co-wrote the Twin Biathletes’ Cookbook with her sister, Lanny. For more on the Colorado-based Barnes twins or to buy their book, visit their blog, Have a favorite recipe of your own? Share it with us by emailing

It’s Friday and you know what that means! Treats for all the hard work you’ve done all week and calories you’ll burn this weekend — ideally. Anyway, here’s a killer recipe for “To Die For Homemade Brownies” with dark chocolate chips and walnuts. Who needs the box when you can make the real thing?

To Die For Homemade Brownies

You need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp butter melted & cooled
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process Cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup walnuts chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375º.
  • Grease 8x8x2” pan.
  • Mix sugar, flour, cocoa & salt in large bowl.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, & melted-then-cooled butter and mix until smooth.
  • Add dark chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Place batter into greased pan and bake 20-27 min, or until wet batter in the center of brownies no longer attaches to knife.
  • Cool and serve.


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