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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Five-Way Fudge Brownies ~

1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
powdered sugar (optional)
Chocolate Glaze (recipe below) (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a 9x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium
saucepan melt butter or margarine and chocolate over
low heat. Stir in granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
Using a wooden spoon, beat lightly by hand just until
combined. Stir in flour. Spread batter in prepared
pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Spread Chocolate Glaze over the cooled brownies, if
desired. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar,
if desired. Store in an airtight container at room
temperature for up to 3 days.

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~Chocolate Glaze~
3 T butter or margarine
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
2 T milk
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 t vanilla

In a saucepan cook and stir butter, cocoa powder,
and milk until mixture comes to a boil. Remove
from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla
until smooth.

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~Caramel Nut Brownies~
Prepare Five-Way Fudge Brownies as directed,
except stir 1/2 cup chopped pecans into the
batter before spreading in the prepared pan.
Sprinkle batter with 1/2 cup miniature semisweet
chocolate pieces. Bake as directed. In a
small saucepan combine one 6 1/4 oz package
vanilla caramels and 2 tablespoons milk. Cook
and stir over medium-low heat until smooth.
Drizzle the caramel atop brownies. Cool
completely. Cut into bars.

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~Peanut Butter Brownies~
Prepare Five-Way Fudge Brownies as directed.
For frosting, in a medium mixing bowl beat
1/4 cup peanut butter until fluffy. Gradually
add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, beating well.
Beat in 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Gradually beat in about 1/2 cup additional
sifted powdered sugar until the frosting is
easy to spread. Spread frosting atop brownies
and sprinkle with 1/4 cup finely chopped
dry-roasted peanuts. Cool completely.
Cut into bars.

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~Chocolate Chunk Brownies~
Prepare Five-Way Fudge Brownies as directed,
except stir in one 2.2 oz bar milk chocolate,
coarsely chopped, and 2 ounces white baking bar,
coarsely chopped, into the batter.

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~Creme de Menthe Brownies~
Prepare Five-Way Fudge Brownies as directed,
except omit vanilla and stir 1/4 teaspoon
mint extract into batter. Bake as directed.
For frosting, in a medium mixing bowl beat
1/4 cup butter or margarine until fluffy.
Gradually add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar.
Beat in 2 tablespoons creme de menthe.
Gradually beat in about 1/2 cup sifted
powdered sugar until the frosting is easy
to spread. Spread atop brownies. In a small
heavy saucepan melt 1 ounce semisweet
chocolate over low heat. Drizzle atop
brownies. Let chocolate set, then cut
into bars.

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Great gift for a coworker. Package brownies in
cellophane bag.Place bag of brownies in a gift
basket that is fabric lined.Add a package of
coffee beans and a pair of coffee mugs. Tie
with a raffia bow. Add gift card
and recipe card.


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