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Dark chocolate-chocolate chip brownies

Dark chocolate-chocolate chip brownies

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup dark cocoa powder (Hershey's Special Dark or Dutch Processed)

1 teaspoon salt

6 large eggs

1 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

Makes 24 medium size brownies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13-by-9-by-2 inch baking pan. Alternatively, line pan with a sheet of baking parchment, pressing seams in corners so that the entire pan interior (bottom and sides) are parchment lined. In a medium mixing bowl blend together sugar, flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil and extracts. Beat for 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients. Blend until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips (and walnuts, if using). Place in prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Let cool thoroughly before cutting for neat-cut brownies. But if you just can't resist, go ahead and enjoy a brownie or two with a glass of milk.