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Brownie Cups

From Spearville, Kansas, Merrill Powers shares this recipe for individual brownie-like cupcakes studded with pecan pieces. "This crinkly tops of these chewy treats are so pretty that they don't even need frosting," she relates.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Cool. Add pecans; stir until well-coated. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla. Fold in chocolate mixture.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 35-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Editor's Note: This recipe contains no leavening.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 286 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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