2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp flour
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine the butter, cocoa, and sugar; blend well. Add the eggs to the mixture, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the flour and vanilla extract. Add the nuts and chocolate chips, stirring to incorporate. (Or add in 1 cup of the nuts and save the other 1/2 cup to sprinkle over the top, if desired.)
Pour mixture into a 9-inch pie plate that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the brownie starts to pull away from the sides of the pie plate. Cool on a wire rack at least 5 minutes before cutting into wedges to serve.
Note: This is a file photo.