Pecan Brownies

¼ cup shortening
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. In a small mixing bowl, cream shortening and cocoa; beat in egg, sugar and vanilla.
3. In another bowl combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until thoroughly combined.
4. Stir in pecans.
5. Pour into a greased 8-inch-by-4-inch-by-2-inch loaf pan.
6. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Yield: 8 brownies

Note: This recipe may be doubled and baked in an 8 inch square pan for 20 to 25 minutes
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