½ cup shelled Brazil Nuts

2 Tbsps. Sugar

3/8 (1/4 cup + 2 Tbsps.) cup unsalted Butter

3/4 cup Sugar

3 Eggs

½ cup Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

½ cup Cocoa

1 Tbsp. Milk


  1. Place the Nuts along with the 2 Tbsps. Sugar in a food processor and PULSE just until the Nuts are roughly chopped; set aside.
  2. Cream the Butter with the remaining Sugar and Eggs.  Be sure to mix until all the ingredients are well-blended.
  3. Combine the Flour with the Baking Powder andCocoa; add to the Butter mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in the Milk and the chopped Nuts.
  5. Grease an 8” square baking pan; spoon the Batter into to the prepared pan.
  6. Bake in an oven which has been preheated to 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cut into 16 pieces and serve.  Wrap any leftover pieces in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.

Yield:  16 – 2” squares

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