Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 min

I got this recipe from a bowling partner several years ago when I discovered I was out of powdered sugar and asked her for a frosting recipe I could put on "One Pot Brownies" that didn't call for powdered sugar. I don't know where this recipe originated as she recited it to me from memory. It's a snap to make and goes good on brownies, cake, cookies-just about any product calling for frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, place butter or margarine, milk, and sugar and stir to blend over medium heat on top of stove.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil which can't be stirred down.
  3. Boil and stir for 45-60 seconds.
  4. Remove pan from stove.
  5. Add chocolate chips to mixture and stir until smooth.
  6. Pour immediately on brownies or cake and let cool.


Most Helpful

This recipe is almost the same as one that I've made for years. The texture is similar to homemade fudge, and the taste is a chocoholic's dream! I paired this frosting with my brownie recipe, #135577. Just an added note...after adding the choco. chips to the hot mixture, it takes a little time and patience! You will need to stir for awhile. It will be runny, but keep stirring and it will start to thicken and be smooth. Well worth the little bit of time it takes! Thanks Laudee! Hazeleyes

Hazeleyes June 06, 2011

This is the recipe I've used for years and love it!! Much better than the powdered sugar frostings. Thanks for posting it!!!

day8602 June 01, 2011

I ran out of a canned frosting for another recipe, and thought I would give this a go. The flavor is very good, but as others mentioned, texture is a bit gritty and the consistency is thin. I added a couple leftover spoons of the canned stuff, and seemed to help thicken a little.

ltemple99 July 04, 2010

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