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Granny's Brownies

"This has been a recipe in our family since before the turn of the century. I am 70, so you can imagine when it started to get down to my sister and me. Now my grand-nephew enjoys them. Keep under lock and key, or they will disappear in a trice!"
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 306 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 - 8x8 inch pan)

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  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in the unsweetened chocolate and vanilla until well blended. Mix in the flour, and then the walnuts. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 306 calories; 18.1 g fat; 36.1 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g protein; 58 mg cholesterol; 84 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Perfection... After reading several recipes and reviews I decided to try this one because it was the first recipe I'd ever seen that uses brown sugar. I was skeptical so I used 1 cup brown and 1...

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I cooked these as directed @ 250F and they were starting to burn on the edge and were still batter in the middle. I tried again putting them in at 350F and less time and they turned out perfect.

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Perfection... After reading several recipes and reviews I decided to try this one because it was the first recipe I'd ever seen that uses brown sugar. I was skeptical so I used 1 cup brown and 1...

Turned out great (gooey and fudgy) with a few modifications. First, I didn't have choc squares so I had to use the cocoa powder/butter ratio on the back of the Hershey's box (I picked this recip...

Followed recipe to an art except that I changed the baking temp to 350 and baking time to 30 minutes. I also used a glass baking dish. EXCELLENT! VERY SOFT!

These were the best homemade brownies ever! I frosted mine with fudge frosting-delicious!

I cooked these as directed @ 250F and they were starting to burn on the edge and were still batter in the middle. I tried again putting them in at 350F and less time and they turned out perfect.

They were in the oven 3 HOURS and never did get done! I went back through the recipe and I did nothing wrong...this is the worst kitchen disaster I've EVER had!

Great recipe, but the temp. must be wrong because they weren't done that early, had to change the temp. to 350 degrees and cook for 45-50 min. Other than that it's a great recipe.

We were not too impressed with these. Baking them at 250 did not work, the edges were super crispy and the center was still uncooked. The flavor was mild and a little too sweet...not even clos...

This is hands down the best brownie recipe I have ever tried. It's easy to make, and the brownies are deliciously fudgy. I have to cook them a smidgen more, but if you use a cake tester and ke...