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California Raisin Brownies

California Raisin BrowniesRecipe courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter
6 ounces dark chocolate baking bars, chopped
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups California golden raisins
4 ounces (3/4 cup) chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together in a bowl; set aside.
  3. In small pan over low heat, melt butter with dark chocolate and vanilla extract until chocolate is melted.
  4. In another bowl, beat eggs; add sugar and beat again. Then, add butter and dark chocolate mixture. Stir in flour mixture, raisins and one-half of chocolate chips.
  5. Spread in two 8×8-inch buttered baking pans and sprinkle remaining chips on top.
  6. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and cut each pan 4x4 to make 32 squares.

Makes 32 brownies.

Variation: For more interest, use half white and half milk chocolate chips.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/32 of recipe): Calories: 220; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Total Carbs: 32g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 24g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 80mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.