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Easy Fudgy Brownies

 Easy Fudgy Brownies
In Susanville, California, Evie, Gloistein can stir up these moist and chocolaty brownies in a snap. "They're oh-so-easy to make and oh-so-scrumptious to eat," she assures.
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool
  • slightly. In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs. Stir in vanilla and
  • chocolate mixture. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to
  • chocolate mixture. Stir in pecans if desired.
  • Spread into two greased 8-in. square baking pans. Bake at 325°
  • for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar
  • if desired. Cut into bars. Yield: 32 brownies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie (calculated without pecans and confetioners' sugar) equals 95 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.