Grandma’s Brownies

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Follow this recipe to the best homemade brownies you’ve ever tasted. DO NOT OVERBAKE!


3 oz. unsweetened chocolate

6 tbsp. butter or margarine

1 1/2 C. sugar

3 eggs

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 C. flour

3/4 C. chopped nuts (optional)

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch square cake pan. Melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Bake about 40 minutes until dry on top and almost firm to the touch. Let cool in the pan.

Note: for the chocolate lover in your home you can add chocolate chips to the mix before baking. Follow the directions above. The toothpick test does NOT work to show these are done.


Frosting these brownies is optional but is very delicious!

In a medium sauce pan combine:

1 C. sugar

1/4 C. milk

1/4 C. butter

1 square unsweetened chocolate- cut up.

Stir well and bring to a rapid boil. Boil for about one minute or until you reach “soft ball”, or 230 degrees, on a candy thermometer. Add 1 tsp. Vanilla extract. Let cool and beat with a spoon. Icing should be thin. Pour and spread over brownies. It takes several hours for the frosting to set.

I usually boil the icing for a little over a minute to make sure it will set.

Enjoy the brownies! We always do.


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