Chocolate brownies made with pure maple syrup.
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 (1-ounce) square semisweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
- Melt shortening and semisweet baking chocolate together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add maple syrup, vanilla, sugar, and beaten eggs.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir in chopped nuts. Add to chocolate mixture.
- Pour into a greased 9-inch baking pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set.
Makes 16 bars.