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Fudge Nut Brownies
Chef:  Nanette Conger - Fairfield, IA          Category:  Desserts

1 (12 oz.) package chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions: In saucepan, combine chocolate chips, cream cheese and evaporated milk; stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in nuts. Remove from heat. Preheat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, cream sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, mix well. Press half of flour mixture onto bottom of greased 12x9x2 inch baking pan. Spread chocolate mixture over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crust mixture; press down gently. Bake 30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars. Yields 2 dozen.