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Treasured Brownies

This terrific treat is included in a book of good-but-easy recipes my sister compiled as a wedding present for me. She refers to them as "money-back guarantee" brownies. And I can confirm that they turn out 100% of the time.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons hot brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture. Stir in nuts (do not overmix).
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat the icing ingredients until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 356 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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