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1 cup of margarine or butter, softened, divided
1 tsp of vanilla
4 squares of ( 1 ounce each ) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp of salt
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
1 Melt half of cup margarine and chocolate in small saucepan over low heat; set aside to cool.
2 Place remaining half cup of margarine, sugar, and vanilla in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds. Turn to Speed 6 and beat about 2 minutes.
3 Turn to Speed 4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating about 15 seconds after each addition. Stop and scrape bowl.
4 Add cooled chocolate mixture. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Add all remaining ingredients. Turn to stir speed and mix until well blended, about 30 seconds.
5 Pour into greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack and cut.