1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
Beat eggs in a bowl. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, and beat
well. Blend in melted butter/margarine.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
Gradually blend the flour mixture into egg mixture until thoroughly
blended. Stir in nuts at this point if desired.
Spread the batter into a greased, 8-inch square baking pan.
Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull
away from edges of the pan.
Cool in pan, frost if desired.
Cut into squares to serve.