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Santa's Favorite Brownies


Santa's Favorite Brownies

Santa's Favorite Brownies

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Yield

Makes 16 brownies

Ingredients

1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Buttercream Frosting (recipe follows, optional)
Small jelly beans, icing gels and colored sugar for decoration (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter with granulated sugar in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Pour into large bowl.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Fold in walnuts. Spread in prepared pan.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place pan on wire rack; cool completely.
  5. Frost with Buttercream Frosting, if desired. Cut into squares. Decorate with jelly beans, icing gels and colored sugar, if desired. Store in airtight container.

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