Fruit & Pecan Brownies the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
Makes 16 brownies
|2||squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate|
|1/2||cup (1 stick) butter, softened|
|1/2||cup all-purpose flour|
|1||cup chopped dried mixed fruit|
|1||cup coarsely chopped pecans, divided|
|1||cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided|
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square pan. Melt unsweetened chocolate in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Remove from heat; cool. Cream sugar and butter in large bowl until smooth. Mix in eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Stir in flour, fruit, 1/2 cup pecans and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or just until center feels firm. Do not overbake. Remove from oven; cover while still warm with waxed paper or foil. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into 2-inch squares.
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