By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, Marysville, MI; June 1997, p. 4).

(1947 – from the popular radio program that evolved even before daytime soap operas, with ‘Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories’, sponsored by Spry’s pure vegetable shortening.)


1 ½ cups flour

2 cups sugar

10 level TB unsweetened cocoa (dry)

1 tsp salt

½ cup Spry (or Crisco or butter)

4 eggs, well beaten

½ tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Mix together, in order listed, all ingredients for 300 strokes by hand or electric mixer for 3-5 minutes, at medium speed, until blended. It should be the consistency of rich icing. Spread evenly in greased and floured, 13×9-inch, oblong, baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean of any wet batter. (These will rise wherever batter has been put, as it doesn’t spread much – so try to spread batter right to sides of pan.) When “done”, brownies have a shiny top. Cut into 2-inch squares and dust in powdered sugar while still warm. Makes 24 pieces.


See also…

Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Goodbye August, Hello September

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Hi! I'm Laura Emerich and Gloria Pitzer, the ORIGINAL Secret Recipe Detective, is my mom. This website is lovingly dedicated to her memory and legacy.

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