- 2 T butter
- 1/3 c. granulated sugar
- 1/4 c. cold water
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 T. cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 T. chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- 1 tsp. powdered sugar
Melt butter in small saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in granulated sugar, cold water, and vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa, and baking powder until thoroughly combined, then add nuts.
Spray the bottom of a large (8x4x2") loaf pan. Pour batter into pan and top with extra nuts, if desired. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until no longer gooey. Cool completely in pan on a rack. Cut into 8 equal bars; sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
(I'd have a picture here, but my mountain-top wifi here in CO is currently refusing to deal with pictures. Fail. Guess you'll have to make them yourself to figure out how delicious they look and taste!)