Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies


½ cup cocoa

½ cup butter (1 stick)

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

¼ cup flour

1 cup chopped or broken-up walnuts or pecans OPTIONAL

1 teaspoon vanilla

Pinch of salt


Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Melt butter in saucepan with cocoa and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, nuts and salt. Add to the cocoa-butter mixture. Stir until just combined.

Pour into a greased 8 x 8-inch-square pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Do not overbake; the brownies should be gooey. Let cool, then cut into bars.


Trans Fat: 0 grams
Fat: 10 grams
Calories: 176
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Unsaturated Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 36 milligrams
Sugar: 17 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Carbohydrate: 21 grams
Protein: 2 grams