Sugar Crusted Brownies

I’ve been making these brownies since I was a kid – they’re super easy.  I love the sugary crust on top, and they’re made in one bowl – hooray!  This is my go-to recipe for school events.

Sugar Crusted Brownies Adapted from 365 Great Cookies You Can Bake by Lois Hill

4 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate

1/2 cup unsalted butter

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons real vanilla extract

1 cup of flour

chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts), if desired

Preheat the oven to 350.  Spray a 13 by 9 inch pan with nonstick spray. 

Melt the butter and chocolate in a medium size microwave-safe bowl for about 1 – 2 minutes.  Stirring every 30 seconds to make sure it doesn’t burn.  Then add the 2 cups of sugar to the chocolate mixture, and whisk.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing completely after each egg.  Then stir in the vanilla extract, follow with the flour, and nuts (if using) and pour into the prepared pan.

Bake in the oven for about 30 – 45 minutes.


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