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Elves' Best Brownies

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Yield: 16 brownies
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 25 mins

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Serve these rich fudgy brownies on a holiday cookie tray or for dessert any time of the year.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Chocolate Frosting (see recipe below)


  1. Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Set the baking pan aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened cocoa powder over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove the mixture from the heat.
  3. Stir in the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, beat lightly until just combined. Stir in flour and nuts. Spread butter in prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack and spread with frosting.

Chocolate Frosting


  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix melted butter,unsweetened cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla. Add sifted powdered sugar and beat with an electric mixer until the frosting is spreadable.

Nutrition Facts

(Elves' Best Brownies)

Servings Per Recipe 16, sodium (mg) 94, pro. (g) 3, cal. (kcal) 234, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 49, carb. (g) 30

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