Chocolate Chunk Brownies (microwave version)

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By Rev BJ Friley
from Vicksburg, MS

Microwave setting: HIGH 100%/MEDIUM HIGH 70%/MEDIUM 50% Microwave cooking time: 12 to 13 minutes Tips: Aluminum foil can be used to shield the corners of a square dish, if used. Be sure it is folded smoothly over the corners. If used, remove during the HIGH phase of cooking. Check for doneness with a toothpick, but be careful not to check in a spot that has a chocolate chunk.

serves 16 brownies
method Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c
    toasted almonds, pecans or walnuts
  • 4 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate squares
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How To Make

  • 1
    In a microsafe bowl, microwave the butter at MEDIUM HIGH power 1 minute until melted. Beat in sugar, eggs, cocoa powder and vanilla.
  • 2
    Combine flour and baking powder. Stir into the chocolate mixture.
  • 3
    Spread the nuts evenly on a microsafe pie plate.
  • 4
    Microwave at HIGH power for 2 1/2 minutes. You will know the nuts are toasted by the toasted fragrance. Chop coarsely.
  • 5
    Coarsely chop the chocolate. Add chocolate and nuts to the batter.
  • 6
    Spread the batter evenly in a microsafe baking dish. Place on top of a microsafe cereal bowl in the microwave oven.
  • 7
    Microwave at MEDIUM power for 8 minutes, rotating a quarter turn 2 or 3 times.
  • 8
    Microwave at HIGH power for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • 9
    Let stand on counter 10 minutes or until cool.

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