INGREDIENTS:spreading batter

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup baking cocoa

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2 tbs. maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped nuts

2/3 bag of Nestle’s semi sweet chocolate chunkssprinkling nuts

confectioners’ sugar (optional)

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Combine oil, eggs, corn syrup and vanilla; add to dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chunks and nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 13-in.x 9-in.x 2-in. baking pan. I like to sprinkle some nuts on top too. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Dust with confectioners’ sugar while warm if desired.

 

 

 

This is the first time I’ve ever made brownies that did not come out of a box. And I have to tell you that they turned out amazing! And they are so easy to make. There is hardly any prep time, you just have to throw all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and fold with a spatula until moistened. Then dump the batter in a pan and bake!! No creaming butter and sugar first, or adding dry stuff gradually. No rolling out and cutting into shapes and rolling out again… For some reason I was led to believe that making brownies was just as – or almost as difficult as making a cake. That’s why you use a box mix right? Something else that has always bothered me about box brownies is that the crust gets all crunchy and hard. (forgive me, all of you who particularly like the crunchy part of the brownie. I suggest that you don’t make this recipe and stick to your trusty box mix.) The rich chewiness is what makes brownies great in my opinion, next to the chocolate part that is. But the crust on these Yummy Brownies is chewy all the way to the pan!

Yummy!

 

 

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