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Brownie recipe

If you are looking for a recipe from your childhood (like our reader's aunt's date brownies), remember -- you can start with a basic recipe (like the plain brownies above) and tweak it to suit your taste. (MCT file photo)

2. Bake 40 minutes in a 350-degree oven or until edges are firm. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Sprinkle powdered sugar over top.

Hershey's chocolate robins

Makes: About 16 squares

4 sections (1/2 ounce each) Hershey's Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon each: baking powder, salt

Dash ground cinnamon

3/4 cup chopped nuts

1/4 cup chopped dates or raisins

1.Melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat; cool slightly. In small bowl, beat eggs and sugar until well blended. Add chocolate mixture; beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in nuts and dates. Spread batter into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.

2.Bake 25 minutes in a 350-degree oven until edges are set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.

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