Maybe Ballot Box Brownies would have been a more suitable name for these. They might just what you need to sweeten your day!
We all have a favorite brownie recipe and here is the one that I have baked countless times over the decades. This simple one-bowl brownie recipe originated in 'The Mennonite Treasury of Recipes' (page 147) and has been updated to our liking. Though the original recipe calls for chocolate icing, I don't recall ever frosting these brownies. The chocolate chips sprinkled on the surface before baking are the finishing touch! Eat straight from the pan...or add a scoop of ice-cream and chocolate sauce.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter.
- Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and egg.
- Add cocoa, flour, baking powder. Stir until smooth.
- Add nuts and vanilla.
- Spread batter into prepared pan.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if desired.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes...or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out almost clean. Do not overcook.