Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Creamy Frosted Brownies

So normally I don't frost my brownies, but when I really need MORE chocolate, I like to use this recipe.
The frosting recipe is fantastic and has one ingredient that I had never thought to add to a frosting. Corn syrup! I know what your thinking, oh yum...uhhh corn syrup. But really I don't know what it does to that frosting but it is fantastic. Not to mention that the brownies are moist and delish.

1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Creamy Brownie Frosting (recipe follows)

1. Heat oven to 350. Grease 9 inch square baking pan.
2. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilaa in large bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Combine flour cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread into prepared pan.
3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool; and frost.

3 TBSP butter, softened
3 TBSP cocoa
1 TBSP light corn syrup or honey
1/2 sp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 TBSP milk

1. Beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup, and vanilla in small bowl. Add powdered sugar and milk; beat to spreading consistency.

**Randi's Side Notes**
~ This recipe is really rich so make sure you are REALLY in the mood for some chocolatey goodness!!

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