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Ranch Brownies

Ranch Brownies



½ pound butter (2 sticks)
5 oz unsweetened chocolate (Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Belgian Baking Chocolate)
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp Vanilla
Your choice: 2/3 cup chopped walnuts OR pecans OR semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Pre-heat oven to 350
Prepare 9x12 inch baking pan
Line with wax paper OR grease and flour
2. Place butter and chocolate in microwave safe bowl
Melt in microwave, removing to stir frequently
Do not overheat
When melted, set aside to cool
3. Meanwhile beat eggs and sugar until lemon colored
Beat for 5+ minutes
Add vanilla
Gradually stir chocolate mixture into eggs & sugar
4. Add flour mixture gently into batter, mixing only until blended
Fold in walnuts/pecan/chocolate chips
5. Pour into prepared pan, bake for 25-35 minutes, until center is barely set. Do not over bake.
6. Allow brownies to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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