Brownies and I go way back. Actually, I consider brownies to be one of my closest friends.
Sad but true.
These brownies are one of my absolute favorites. My mom can make them perfect every time - while my success with them is hit or miss.
The key is not over baking them. If you do, they are transformed from oohey-gooey brown sugar goodness into bricks.
Bricks that are impossible to get out of the pan. Bricks that you will try to eat because you are so desperate for a brownie. Bricks that you will curse as you are on the way to the dentist with a broken tooth.
So proceed with caution and heed the warning not to over bake!
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (finely chopped)
1/2 to 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Melt margarine over low heat. Remove from heat. Blend in sugar. Cool. Stir in egg.
Blend flour, baking powder and salt: stir into cooled mixture. Mix in vanilla and walnuts. Add chocolate chips.
Spread in well greased 8 x 8 square pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Cut into bars while warm.
* NOTE: These brownies will not look done - but remove from oven anyway. Unless you never want to use your 8 x 8 pan again!