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Microwave Brownies

 Microwave Brownies
When I need to make a treat on a moment's notice, this is the recipe I reach for. The brownies cook up quickly in the microwave.—Marie Peart, Hagersville, Ontario
9-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt on medium speed for 1
  • minute. Add butter; beat until blended. Combine flour and cocoa.
  • Gradually add to sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in walnuts. Transfer
  • to a greased microwave-safe 8-in. square dish. Microwave, uncovered,
  • on high for 3-4 minutes, rotating every 1 minute or until a moist
  • area about 1-1/4 in. in diameter remains in the center (when
  • touched, brownie will cling to your finger while area underneath
  • will be almost dry). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield:
  • 9-12 brownies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 246 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.