Fudge Nut Brownies
Semi-sweet chocolate pieces
(8 oz) cream cheese
"Give me anything but make it chocolate" is the rousing cry in many
households. Chocolate it is with these unforgettable fudge nut bars.
If you can keep hungry fingers off long enough, they freeze
In saucepan, combine chocolate pieces, cream cheese and evaporated
milk; stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in nuts.
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, cream sugar and margarine until light and fluffy,
Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix
well. Press half of flour mixture onto bottom of 12 x 9 x 2-inch
baking pan. Spread chocolate mixture over crust. Sprinkle with
remaining crust mixture; press down gently. Bake 30 minutes or until
crust is lightly browned.
Cool and cut into bars. To freeze: prepare as directed. Wrap
securely; freeze. When ready to serve, thaw unwrapped at room
temperature, approximately 2 hours.
Yield: 24. Pat Thomas, retired food editor, Yakima WA