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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

Tūtū's Brownies

Type of Cuisine: Local
Provided By: Ululani Duncan
Category: Local Favorite
From: Kāneʻohe


2 cupsflour
2 cupsbrown sugar
1 ½ cupsNestle Nesquik chocolate flavor powder
2 blockssalted butter
1 tspsea salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar
  2. Add eggs (scrambled) and mix
  3. In a separate bowl, mix Nesquik powder, flour, salt
  4. Add dry ingredients to the butter, sugar, and eggs mixture – mix well
  5. Add to glass pan
  6. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  7. Turn off oven BUT leave brownies in oven for additional 5 minutes
  8. Cut into pieces
  9. Eat with glass of milk or vanilla ice cream

Recipe submitted by Koa Duncan, Grandson of Ululani Duncan

This is my Tutu, Ululani Duncan’s brownie recipe. I grew up eating these at every family dinner and special occasions. My Tutu's brownies were famous in our family and to extended ʻohana and friends.

As a result of putting together this recipe, I learned from Tutu that it all began with my Great Grandmother Gladys Duncan. She started making this brownie recipe for her son, my Grandpa Rudy Duncan when he was a child. It was then passed down to her daughter-in-law (My Tutu), who passed it down to her daughter-in-law (My mom), who has now passed it down to her daughter-in-law (My wife).

History has shown that the key to happiness for us Duncan men are some ono brownies.