I got this recipe for brownies from a friend of my mother’s when I was a teenager and have been making them ever since. My mom, a proud-confessing chocoholic, always made chocolate brownies, the kind where you have to melt the chocolate, which takes time and produces another pan to wash. Ugh. We’d always tried to convince her not to add nuts, but she held strong to her idea that there was a right way, which was to follow the recipe exactly.
For sure, these Brown Sugar Brownies are simple to make. But it is the taste that is the most comforting, all the way from the yummy batter, to the chocolate bits, to the finished product. Give it a try, unless, of course you don’t like brownies. In that case, how about comforting a friend?
In a food processor mix:
2/3 cup margarine
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour (if you want a little nutrition, substitute a cup of whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate bits
Put mixture a 9x11 pan and shove into the oven. (I use a Pyrex pan and spray it with Pam.)
Bake for 20-25 minutes.