chocolate walnut fantasies

1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 cup finely cut uncooked prunes
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 small package walnuts

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Add chocolate, prunes, nuts and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and add slowly. Mix well. Spread mixture in well-greased 9 x 9 x 1 pan. Bake at 325 for about 35 minutes. When cold, frost with Brown Sugar frosting.

Brown Sugar Frosting:
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter

Boil sugar and milk until syrup forms a soft ball in cold water. Add butter. Cook until lukewarm. Beat until thick and creamy. Spread evenly over chocolate fantasies. Cut into bars.

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