Monday Meals with Me: Mom’s Brownies

Legend has it that in 1893 a prominent Chicago socialite was responsible for the first brownie after asking her pastry chef to create a mini cake-like dessert that could be served in a box lunch.


Well in my circles, my mom’s brownies are legendary.

This is a recipe all the girls in my family make, and I’ve loved watching my daughter Elsie carry on the torch.

Trust me you’ll never need a boxed brownie mix again, these are that easy and taste so much better.

Mom’s Brownie Squares

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1 cup butter

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 cup flour

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp salt

1 cup chopped walnuts optional


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In the top of a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate.  Remove from heat stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine the flour and salt add to the chocolate mixture, stir until smooth. Spread batter into a 10×15 greased cookie sheet

Bake 10-12 minutes, do not overcook

Let set for 5 minutes before cutting into squares and then cool on a rack.  


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