- 1 cup shortening
- 4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Chocolate Frosting
- Finely chopped pecans (optional)
How to Make It
Combine shortening and chocolate in top of a double boiler; place over simmering water, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture melts.
Remove from heat, and add sugar, mixing well. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. Gradually add flour and salt, stirring well after each addition. Fold in 1 cup pecans.
Spread batter evenly in a well-greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Cool completely in pan.
Spread frosting evenly over surface of brownies, and sprinkle with finely chopped pecans, if desired. Allow frosting to set before cutting brownies into 3- x 2-inch bars or assorted shapes.