These “brownies” should probably be called something else, since there is no cocoa in them. However, don’t let that stop you, as these are sure to be a hit for Thanksgiving and the rest of the year’s holiday celebrations.
- 2 sticks butter, melted (1/2 lb.)
- 4 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups unbleached flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 cup chopped dates
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×13 pan. Mix butter and sugar, and slowly add the eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, and then add to the sugar mixture. Mix in nuts and dates. Place mixture in pan, and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Wait for the brownies to cool completely before cutting into 1″ squares.
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