2oz unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease a square pan, 8x8x2. Melt chocolate and shortening over hot water. Beat in sugar and eggs. Sift flour, then measure. Blend flour, baking powder and salt; stir in. Mix in nuts. Spread in pan.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until slight imprint remains when touched lightly with finger.

Cool slightly and cut into squares.

If desired, spread with Chocolate Icing (below) before cutting. Makes 16 2″ squares.

Chocolate Icing – Melt over hot water

1 Tbsp. butter and 1 oz. chocolate. Blend in 1 1/2 Tbsp. warm water. Beat in about 1 Cup sifted confectioners’ sugar (until icing spreads easily).

My friend, Jan, gave me this recipe from her Betty Crocker Cookbook.