Fudgie Chocolaty Nutty Brownies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

2 cups sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

4 eggs

1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa

2 tbs. canola oil

1 cup all-purpose/whole wheat flour

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped Louisiana pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 8x8x2 inch baking dish and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time; beat until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and canola oil mixing with a spatula until moistened (if you use a hand mixer, the powder will probably fly all over your kitchen. If using a stand mixer, it’s less likely to happen, so use your own judgement).

Mix in the flour; blend until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Turn into the baking dish and bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool; cut into squares and serve.