Grandma Melba's Saucepan Brownies

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 one ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate (or 4 TBS unsweetened cocoa and 2 TBS butter)
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1. In a medium saucepan melt the butter and chocolate
2. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and eggs, one at a time. Add other ingredients and mix well
3. Spread in a greased 8x8x2 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Do not overbake. Cut into 16 squares.
~*~ From Grandma Melba ~*~