This is an adaptation of a Martha Stewart Everyday Food recipe which was submitted by one of her readers. I chose to use salted instead of unsalted butter and I used semisweet chocolate morsels instead of a combination of unsweetened and semisweet chocolate. I really like this recipe because you can pretty much make these at the last minute with staple items from your kitchen. They are chewy, moist, and rich in chocolate flavor.
Pecan Fudge Brownies
1 stick butter
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
4 oz semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8" square baking dish and line with parchment, leaving an overhang on two sides. Grease the parchment and set aside.
2. Place butter and chocolate in a bowl and microwave until melted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in sugars, eggs, vanilla, flour, and half of the pecans. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes. Cool completely. Lift out brownie in parchment and cut into 16 squares.