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Chocolate Pecan Brownies

These brownies have been in my recipe collection since I was 9 years old. I've added to and altered the recipe over the years, and now I think it has the perfect amount of everything, including semisweet and milk chocolate chips and pecans. They are my husband's and son's favorite. -Louise Stacey, Dane, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Pecan halves, toasted, optional

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in cocoa and oil until smooth. Cook and stir over low heat until cocoa is blended. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to cocoa mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Garnish with pecan halves if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 253 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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