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Nutty Brownies Recipe

"I often whip up these tasty treats when unexpected guests stop by," says Neva Mathes of Pella, Iowa. "They always receive favorable comments. They also make a fast dessert to take along to a picnic," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add butter; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; add to butter mixture just until combined. Stir in nuts. Spread into a greased microwave-safe 8-in. square dish.
  • 2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 6-7 minutes or until top appears dry and springs back when lightly touched, rotating a quarter turn every 2 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 162 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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