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Easy Holiday Chocolate Chip Brownies

No recipe image available. A holiday-load of chocolate chips and nuts, inside and out, easily put a festive touch to plain chocolate brownies.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips - divided use
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chopped nuts - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large saucepan, over lowest heat, melt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in sugar and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. Stir in flour and baking soda; mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  5. Spread the batter in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle remaining 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup chopped nuts on top.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until just set. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

Makes 24 brownies.