How to Make Brownies Without a Box
1/2 cup butter
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate (I use dark chocolate, which is lightly sweetened)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 in. pan. (I use coconut oil; butter is a healthier choice, too.) Set aside.
2. Place a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the butter and chocolate. Melt, stirring now and then, until both the butter and chocolate are fully melted. Remove from the heat.
Variation: If desired, you may add 1/2 cup chopped nuts, while stirring in the flour.