Miracle Brownies

Why a miracle? Because Lever Brothers said so.

Here’s an explanatory advertisement from the October 6, 1950 edition of The Corpus Christi (Texas) Times:

From a box sold in East Moline, Illinois.

Miracle Brownies

3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour or 3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sifted cake flour
1 cup sugar
7 Tablespoons cocoa (or 2-1/2 oz. chocolate, melted; use 1/2 cup Spry instead of 2/3 cup)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt

Now add:
2/3 cup shortening (1 cube oleo less 1″)
2 unbeaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts
1 tablespoon corn syrup

Heat oven to 350 deg. Bake 40-45 minutes.


  1. Shae

    Error of 1 T cocoa in above recipe. Should be 7 T cocoa, per Spry’s 20th Anniversary Cookbook

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