Brownies are basically bar cookies, usually chocolate.
The first printed Brownie Recipe: The 1896 edition of the 'Fannie Farmer Boston Cooking-School Cook Book' contains a recipe for "Brownies" - but they are molasses flavored, not chocolate.
The first printed Chocolate Brownie Recipe: In the 1905 revision of the same book there is a recipe for a Chocolate Brownie.
Brownies are dense squares of chewy chocolate cake, usually containing nuts.
December 8 is National Brownie Day
January 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day
February 10 is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
May 9 is National Butterscotch Brownie Day.
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, held the world's record for largest pecan brownie. However, the town's annual Pecan Festival was discontinued in 2009.