I was feeling a little chocolate deprived earlier today, so I thought I would share this amazing brownie recipe with you! I’m not sure where it comes from but my aunt is the one who originally shared it with me. And so the legend continues…
“Real Fudge Brownies”
1 cup butter or margarine, 4 squares unsweetened chocolate, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, 1.5 cups flour, 1 cup chopped walnuts optional
-Grease a 9×13 pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate and butter in pan on stove-top, remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, be careful not to over-beat. Stir in flour (and nuts or etc.) and spread evenly in pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until fork comes out clean. Do not over-bake.
“Real Fudge Frosting”
6 tbs margarine, 6 tbs evaporated milk, 1 & 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 4 large marshmallows (or 5 if you want extra creamy)
-Mix butter, sugar and milk in a heavy saucepan. Heat slowly until mixture is boiling. Once mixture reaches rolling boil, let it cook another 1 minute. Remove from heat and immediately add chocolate chips and marshmallows. Beat mixture with mixer until spreading consistency (note that if you add an additional marshmallow it will take longer to reach desired thickness). You can easily frost brownies when they are just 5 minutes out of the oven- frosting will thicken to fudge-like consistency once spread on brownies as well.
These brownies are fantastic, and I will say that the frosting is well worth the effort! It is not so super-sweet that it takes away from the flavor of the brownies, but because it is basically a quick & thin fudge it adds another whole layer of flavor on top of the most decadent brownies you will ever enjoy 🙂
If you try the recipe, be sure to let me know how they turned out!