Recipe by Wendy G
These brownies have a very different taste than boxed. They're very good though, and easy to make. I didn't time myself so I'm over guessing on the prep time. And how many servings you get depends on how large you like to cut your brownies.
Top Review by KWB
While fine, they are still a little too cakey for my tastes. You can't beat them for quickness, though. Seems like these would be good as the cake portion of a chocolate trifle. I was tempted to chop up and stir in a chocolate bar but was just too tired. i would make these again in a pinch, otherwise, I'd go with the ones that involve cocoa powder.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup softened butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 16 ounces chocolate syrup
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons milk (may need to add more)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- nuts (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Grease a 13x9 pan.
- For the bars: Beat together sugar and softened butter until creamy.
- Add vanilla, eggs and chocolate syrup.
- Blend well.
- Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
- Stir into chocolate mixture and mix well.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- For the frosting: Melt butter in a saucepan.
- Blend in cocoa and heat just until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Blend in powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
- You may need to add additional milk if frosting is too dry.
- Stir in nuts, if you are using them.
- Spread carefully over brownies.
- Let sit for a bit to firm up frosting.