Prep 15 mins
Cook 22 mins
I got this recipe from my mother-in-law's recipe box.
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 1⁄8 cup confectioners' sugar, for sprinkling
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, 2-3 minutes.
- Add brown sugar; mix well.
- Cool 5 minutes.
- Stir in eggs and vanilla.
- Add flour and salt; mix well.
- Stir in pecans.
- Spread batter into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
- Bake for 22-27 minutes or until set.
- Cool completely.
- Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Not so good. Maybe if the recipe had called for baking powder I would have enjoyed it more. These do not rise, baking just sets the bar and they are very thick and heavy. I did not add choclolate chips and that may have made them better because they were not very sweet, either. Sorry, I had to pitch them. : (
I made a half recipe of these so easy-to-fix taste treats for 2 of us as written & baked them in an 11x7 baking dish, so they were a bit smaller in stature than normal for the recipe & I reduced cook time accordingly. I did not miss the usual choc fix brownie in the least & was esp impressed w/how low-cal & low-fat they are w/o sacrificing their richness. Served w/frozen vanilla yogurt, my sweet-tooth DH was a happy camper. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)
Very yummy!! Made these with Easter M&Ms since I didn't have any pecans (and half the family doesn't care of nuts anyway). They turned out great! Will make again! Will try at 20 minutes next time as mine got a little TOO crusty at 22 minutes. I like that though!! :)