Dark Chocolate Brownies

Every now and then, come on, you have to have somethin’ rich, sweet, chocolate and it has to be brownies!

1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup sweet cocoa powder
2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp instant expresso powder
1 tsp black walnut extract
1/2 cup black walnuts (optional)

Variations: Use one or more of the following to create what you are craving!
1/2 cup pretzel pieces
1/2 cup mini marshmellows
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Want to decrease the calories?
Replace the oil with mashed canned black beans. Use the juice and all.
Replace 1/3 of the sugar with Splenda.
Be careful not to overbake!

Beat eggs in mixer with your dough attachment along with melted butter. (Microwave 1 stick of butter in microwave for 1 minute in a bowl. Add slowly to your mixer as you beat them for 2-4 minutes on medium high.) Add extracts to egg mixture. In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients. Slowly add to egg mixture.
Bake for 10-15 minutes in a 9×9 inch square pan.
So awesome!

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