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Monday, September 20, 2010

Manly Brownies for the Ultimate Chocolate Lover

This recipe was found during our Sunday recipe search for new dinner ideas- Only I happened to wander through the chocolate and dessert section of one of my favorite cookbooks-The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook( C.1999)
These are simple and quick, yet chewy, chocolately, rich and delicious! Cathie in my office referred to them as manly as they are not light, yet heavy and substantial- and hearty enough for even her dads taste. Of course I had to share, so during my lunch hour made deliveries to a few friends, and brought tasters to the office.
They come together so quick, so are a must if you need a quick dessert for unexpected company or bbq and require just a few basic ingredients.

  • 1 c. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 c. Peanut Butter ( Smooth or Chunky)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 c. crushed chocolate Graham Cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c. Pecans or Walnuts ( Optional) I did not use this time - mainly because I forgot them at the store.
Combine first 3 ingredients in saucepan, cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly until morsels and peanut butter melt.
Remove from heat, stir in pecans and chocolate crumbs. ( Batter will be very thick).
Pour batter into a heavily greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 24 minutes.
Cool in pan. Cut into 2 in squares

If you must know...
Calories: 256 . Fat 14.4 Cholesterol 8 g Sodium 114g