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Best Brownies {from scratch}

Best Brownies

My mother-in-law makes these brownies and they are pretty much the best I’ve ever had. His entire family loves it when she makes them so when Ben asked me to make dessert for Mother’s Day I decided I would make these for my family. They turned out great!

Ingredients

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2/3 cup shortening
2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
nuts or chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 cup) (I used chocolate chunks in mine)

Method

Heat oven to 350. Grease a 13x9x2 pan. Melt chocolate and shortening in large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Mix in sugar and vanilla then add eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients then fold in chocolate chips if using. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with more nuts or chocolate chips.

Bake 30 minutes or until brownies start to pull away from sides of pan. Do not over bake. Cool and cut.

These are seriously the best brownies and they were a great dessert for our holiday.

—Andrea

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