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Sep 29, 2009


3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon molasses or corn syrup
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon rum
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
Grease bottom only of an 8 inch square baking pan.

Melt chocolate in small saucepan or microwave, stirring occasionally until smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat butter using a wire whisk until it becomes light, gradually adding sugar until well combined. Stir in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add milk and molasses or corn syrup. Add chocolate. Beat well to combine.

Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, nuts, vanilla and rum.

Spread evenly in greased baking pan.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out nearly clean, being careful not to overbake.

Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Recipe may be doubled.