Baker's One Bowl Brownies

As you can tell from the title this one is not mine but it is a goodie. I hope you guys enjoy! What you need:

4 squares Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate (you can use 2 sweetened and 2 unsweetened)

3/4 cup (1 & 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour

Optional: 1 cup coarsely chopped planters pecans

Make it:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13x9 pan with foil, with the ends of foil extending over sides, grease foil.

2. Microwave (or on a stove top like us with out a microwave) chocolate and butter in large bowl on high 2 min or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and nuts, mix well. Spread into prepared pan.

3. Bake for 30 to 35 min. or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudge crumbs (do not over bake). Cool completely (Heidi I am looking at you). Use foil to lift brownies from pan before cutting to serve.

Variations:

Cream Cheese Brownies:

Prepare batter as directed, using 4 eggs, spread into prepared pan. beat 1 pkg, (8oz) softened Philadelphia cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg and 2 Tbsp flour until well blended; drop by spoonfuls over brownie batter. Swirl with knife. Bake as directed, increasing baking time to 40 min.

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies:

Prepare batter as directed, reserving 1 Tbsp of the butter and 2 Tbsp of the sugar. Spread batter into prepared pan. Melt reserved butter. Add to reserved sugar along with 2/3 cup peanut butter; mix well. Spoon over batter in pan Swirl with knife. Bake as directed.