When my grandmother brings these to any sort of family function, they are gone before you know it! Special requests are always made for these brownies.
- For the Brownies:.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add eggs and chocolate syrup. Mix until well blended.
- Add flour and mix well.
- Add nuts.
- Bake in a 9 x 13-inch cake pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
- For the Frosting:
- Boil sugar, margarine, and milk for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and add l/2 cup chocolate chips.
- Stir until thick, then quickly spread over brownies (when brownies are cool). This frosting thickens quickly.
We LOVE these brownies and appreciate the fact that they are easy to prepare and the ingredients are not costly. For those who think these are "too cakey" I have two hints to make these brownies more dense. Use WHITE whole wheat flour and make your own chocolate syrup. I make the syrup with the "special dark cocoa powder" and it is delicious (and cheap!). This recipe would also work to combine the ingredients from the brownie recipe along with the syrup ingredients for a one bowl brownie. I might just figure that out, make a sample pan and come back & post the recipe & results later. :-) Geez, if I mix all the dry ingredients X 4, then I have a dry mix for 4 batches of brownies. Or make the mix and cut the ingredients by 50% per batch and bake in 8 X 8 pan. Hmmm..........all kinds of ideas. And the frosting could be made "rocky road" by adding chopped walnuts and miniature marshmallows. Oh yes, it is time to experiment!
I was very disappointed with how these brownies turned out. I was expecting a dense, fudgy brownie, but I ended up with something much closer to chocolate cake than a brownie. I also had to bake an extra 10 minutes because they weren't done in the time specified. The chocolate flavor is good but not great, but I do like the icing and will use it on other brownie recipes. Definitely too cakey for me though.
Sorry but we did not like this.