Saturday, January 28, 2017

Super Chocolatey Frosted Brownies

Just a warning: you might go into a sugar coma if you make these, because they are VERY hard to stop eating, even though they are really rich!

Ingredients

BROWNIES:
1 cup plus 3 tbs. butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 & 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup chocolate chips
 FROSTING:
8 tbs butter, softened
2 & 2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs to 1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350 F.  In a saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in sugar and cocoa, then remove from heat and allow to cool.  In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Once chocolate mixture has cooled a bit, crack eggs into chocolate mixture and quickly mix in with fork or whisk (don't let the eggs cook on the warm mixture!)
2. Add vanilla to chocolate mixture, then combine flour mixture with chocolate mixture.  Fold in chocolate chips and then pour into a GREASED 9x13 baking dish.  Bake 25-28 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs.  Cool on a wire rack.
3. For frosting, cream butter, sugar, and 2 tbs. milk in a large bowl or mixer.  Melt chocolate in microwave and allow to cool slightly.  Beat in cocoa and vanilla.  Pour in melted chocolate and mix well.  If needed, add more milk to reach desired consistency.  Spread over cooled brownies.  Yields apporoximately 2 dozen squares.

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