The Ultimate Brownie

This is Betty’s all-time favorite homemade brownie!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

2/3
cup butter or margarine
5
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
1 3/4
cups sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
eggs
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat sugar, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on high speed 5 minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture on low speed. Beat in flour just until blended. Stir in walnuts. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack. For brownies, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

To keep the edges moist and chewy, watch carefully to be sure you don’t overbake the brownies.

To ensure recipe success if using a vegetable oil spread, use a spread with at least 65% vegetable oil.

To ensure recipe success, do not use self-rising flour in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.