Sunday, May 24, 2015

Picnic Brownies (Family Favorite)

I recently saw a homemade brownie recipe at someone's blog, and thought to myself...

"Everyone should have a homemade brownie recipe at their blog"...


'I don't have one!  I'd best get on that!!'

This simple recipe is one I made for many years when my kids were growing up.  I remember taking them to church picnics and we always thought we were 'celebrating' something when we got to enjoy these special treats.

They have oatmeal in the batter, but you'll never know because they disappear when they bake, but I love the flavor the oatmeal brings to this special brownie. 

You can add the nuts to the batter, but I have always loved sprinkling them over the top...they get toasted and that makes them oh-so tasty!

Enjoy every scrumptious bite! 


1/2 c. margarine
3 sqs. unsweetened chocolate (3 ozs. total)
(or substitute 1 Tb. melted margarine mixed with 3 Tb. baking cocoa 
for every ounce) 
1-1/4 c. white sugar
(original recipe calls for 1-1/2 c.)
2 eggs
1/2 c. all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. dry oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350. Line bottom and sides of 9" square baking pan with (nonstick) foil. If not using nonstick foil, spray with cooking spray.  Fold ends and sides under bottom of pan.  Set aside. 

Melt 1/2 c. margarine and chocolate in saucepan over low heat; (you can do this on the microwave on low, but be sure you watch it closely). Stir in sugar, then beat in eggs, one at a time, blending well. Stir in dry ingredients and vanilla. Spread evenly in pan; top with nuts. (Of course, you can add them to the batter, but we prefer the nuts that toast on top). 

Bake 25 - 30 minutes.  Cool; cut while slightly warm.  Remove brownies from foil.  Scarf!!

Linked to 

Weekend Potluck 
Lou Lou Girls
Full Plate Thursday

Other desserts you might enjoy...

Patriotic Brownie Dessert

Easy Peppermint Brownies

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