If you love brownies and want to make them in the summertime when you don't want to heat up your home with using the hot oven .then you should consider making the brownies in the microwave oven. This recipe tastes just as good as oven baked brownies but in half the time! This is a great recipe for the kids to make while on summer vacation and you don’t need to worry about them getting burned by the stove.
Easy Microwave Brownies Recipe
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Melt the shortening and butter in a glass bowl in the microwave for about on minute. Stir in cocoa poweder until smooth. Blend in sugar and then add eggs and beat well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread batter into a lightly greased 8" square baking dish. Microwave on medium power for a about 7 minutes. Microwave on high power for 3 minutes or until done. You will absolutely love these nice chocolate brownies!