This recipe came in our newsletter from the East End Co-Op in Pittsburgh, where we had our “second home” last year. Being long-distance for a year sucked, but it wasn’t Pittsburgh’s fault, and it was all practically worth it for these amazing brownies.
East End Co-op Brownies
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cup flour
1 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Optional: 2 cups peanut butter or peanuts as topping
350 degree oven, 8 inch square pan
Heat water and sugar over the stove until it comes to a boil. Remove pot from heat, drop in margarine and let it melt. Next whisk in cocoa, and vanilla. Stir in flour until flour is just incorporated, add chocolate chips.
Pour into oiled pan. Optional: dollop peanut butter over brownie batter the cut through batter and peanut butter with knife or spatula creating a marbleized effect.
Cook 25-35 minutes.