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Mom's Brownies Recipe

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Sheila Grieme


1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs, slightly beaten
16 oz Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 1/2 cup flour (for high elevation) original recipe calls for 1 cup, plus 2 TBSP flour

1/2 cup heavy cream
12 oz pkg milk chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix butter and sugar well. Add eggs, chocolate syrup and vanilla. Add flour and salt.

Pour into a 9 X 13 pan and bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes Do not overbake or they will be dry.

Heat heavy cream in a medium size bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes. Pour in the chocolate chips and let sit for about 5 minutes. Stir the mixture until it's smooth and frost the brownies. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.

If you like more nuts, you can add 1 cup chpped walnuts to the brownie mix before baking.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my Mom's recipe. Always requested by us girls and most of our cousins. They call it Lucile's brownies.




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