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Butterscotch Brownies

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Bill and I have been trying to lose weight, so we haven’t had any sweets for 6 weeks now.  This is one of our yummy desserts we miss.  I thought some of you I’m-already-thin-and-don’t-have-to-watch-calories folks might enjoy it.

Butterscotch Brownies: 

1/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 T. milk
1 large egg
1 c.  all-purpose flour
1/2 c. chopped nuts, if desired (Bill does, I don’t)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
2.  In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat.  Stir in brown sugar, vanilla, milk, and egg.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Spread in pan. 
3.  Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool 5 minutes in pan on wire rack. 
4.  Drizzle with Chocolate Glaze (below) and cut into 4 rows while warm.

Chocolate Glaze:

1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
2 T. butter or margarine
2 T. corn syrup
1 to 2 tsp. hot water

1.  In 1-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate chips are melted.  Cool about 10 minutes.
2.  Stir in hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until consistency of thick syrup. 


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