Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chocolate Recipe: Raisin Nut Brownies

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Today I picked a recipe with chocolate. We all love chocolate right? As Lucy said in the Peanuts comic strip,
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"

Raisin Nut Brownie Squares
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 flour
3 Tablespoons Cocoa
2/3 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure, and sift with salt and cocoa. Add to first mixture. Add nuts, raisins, and flavoring. Mix thoroughly. Pour into shallow, well-oiled baking pan. Bake in moderate oven (375 F.) about 45 minutes. Cool. Cut in squares.

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  1. Hi Joy,
    Your Brownie's look yummy. That would be a hit around here. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  2. Hello Dear friend,
    I love this recipe! I think it would be delicious warmed with a dollop of Rum Raisin Ice Cream! Mmmmm!
    I cannot wait for the dessert party on Monday. I just made a new trifle and I thought about you the whole time I was creating it!
    Thank you for following me on Pinterest - I'm following you back! I am a little concerned because I want to repin all of your pins!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. My mother made a raisin bar of sorts when I was a kid. I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the memory. Visit us on Facebook and like us. We are trying to get to 500 by October. Thanks so much.

  4. Sherrie: Thank you for sharing another of your family favorites, Sherrie. So glad you are part of our group.

    Concetta: Mmm ... your pairing sounds great to me, and I can't wait for your delicious trifle. Your blog is so packed full of tasty recipes. Isn't Pinterest fabulous? I'm a very visual person, and I find that website so useful. Looking forward to "pinning" each other lots and lots of times. :-)


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