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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Easy Microwave Chocolate Brownies Recipe

If you love chocolate brownies and want to make them in the hot summertime when you don't want to heat up your home with using the oven...then consider making your brownies in the microwave oven. This recipe tastes just as good as oven baked brownies but in half the time! You can use your favorite type of chopped nuts or completely omit them...the choice is yours.

Easy Microwave Chocolate Brownies Recipe

2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts (your favorite type of nuts or omit them)

Melt shortening and butter in a glass bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir in cocoa until smooth. Blend in sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread batter into a lightly greased 8" square baking dish. Microwave on medium power for 7 minutes. Microwave on high power for 3-4 minutes or until done. Cool until set.

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