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Chocolate Brownies

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

With or without walnuts, this is our go-to chocolate brownie recipe. It's a must-try! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2/3
cup butter or margarine
5
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
1 3/4
cups sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
eggs
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup chopped walnuts, toasted if desired*
Chocolate or mocha frosting, if desired

Steps

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

Expert Tips

  • *To toast walnuts, heat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.
  • Substitute 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter for 1/3 cup of the butter. Omit walnuts. Before baking, arrange 16 miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped, over top. Press into batter so tops of cups are even with top of batter.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips after adding the flour in step 3.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
22g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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