* 8- 1 ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate * 1 cup butter * 5 eggs * 3 cups sugar * 1 tablespoon vanilla * 1-1/2 cups flour * 1 teaspoon salt * 2-1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat; set aside. In a mixer, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla at high speed for 10 minutes**. Blend in chocolate mixture, flour and salt until just mixed. Stir in the nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. (Don't overbake.) Cool and frost if desired, but that is not necessary.