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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

 Chocolate Fudge Brownies
"My children always looked forward to these after-school snacks," recalls Hazel Fritchie of Palestine, Illinois. "They're so fudgy they don't need icing."
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt butter and
  • chocolate over low heat. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until blended.
  • Stir in chocolate mixture. Add flour, mixing well. Stir in walnuts.
  • Spread into a greased 9-in.-square baking pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or
  • until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do
  • not overbake).
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, dust with
  • confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 349 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.