A good brownie recipe is a valuable asset. Especially when you get some of those impossible chocolate cravings and you need it taken care of right NOW! Brownies can be very simple to make if you know some of the secrets to simplicity. This recipe can be made in one bowl, without melting any chocolate. The use of cocoa powder combined with the oil makes a passable substitute for melted unsweetened chocolate. If you are willing to try something a little bit new, you can substitute carob powder for some of the cocoa. The type of cocoa used isn’t like hot chocolate, its like dutch processed cocoa, unsweetened and bitter. This is a great brownie for sharing, but make sure you get a piece before the rest of the family eats them all!
1 cup oil
1 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1-2 cups walnuts, optional
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease sides and bottom of a 9x 13 pan. Mix all ingediants well in a large
bowl until blended. Spread in pan Bake 40-45 minutes or until brownies pull away from sides of the pan. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack.