– 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell – 4 tablespoons butter – 2 oz unsweetened chocolate – ½ cup granulated sugar – ½ cup milk – ¼ cup flour – 2 tablespoons corn syrup – 1 teaspoon vanilla – ½ teaspoon salt – 3 eggs – 1 cup chopped nuts

Place the butter and unsweetened chocolate  in a large bowl.  Microwave, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted. 

Whisk in the sugar, milk, flour, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, and eggs until smooth.  Fold in the nuts with a spatula (substitute chocolate chips if you prefer).

Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350°F for  30–35 minutes. 

Serve while still slightly warm, topped with ice cream, hot fudge, and sprinkles.  More topping ideas: whipped cream, chopped pecans, caramel sauce, mini M&Ms. 

Tip:  Make this recipe even easier by using a boxed brownie mix instead of making your own  (I tried it with Ghirardelli).  Follow the baking time on the box for an 8x8 inch pan.