August 26, 2010

Super Brownies

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups sugar
4-2/3 cups (28oz) semi-sweet chips, divided
3 Tbsp. hot water
4 eggs
5 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups. coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or pecans,divided

    In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and sugar. Remove from the heat; stir in 2 cups chocolate chips until melted. Pour into a mixing bowl; beat in water. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; beat into the chocolate mixture until smooth. Stir in 2 cups of the chocolate chips and 1 cup of nuts. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining chips and nuts. Bake at 325 F. for 55 minutes or until the center is set( do not over bake)
about 3-1/2 Dozen.

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