Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I don't know why these are called Iowa brownies; my sister-in-law gave me this recipe and she lives in Ohio!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar'til fluffy.
  3. Beat in chocolate syrup, then eggs 1 at a time.
  4. Beat in flour gradually.
  5. Fold in nuts.
  6. Pour onto a grased 10x15" baking pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  8. Cool completely- frost with CHOCOLATE CHIP FROSTING.
  9. In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, and evap.
  10. milk.
  11. Bring to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes.
  12. Stir in choc.
  13. chips and take off stove; let sit for 2 minutes to melt chips- don't stir during this time or frosting will be grainy.
  14. After 2 minutes, stir well.
  15. Frost brownies while icing is warm; cool completely and cut into squares.


Most Helpful

A nice, tender, cake-like, brownie with very tasty frosting !! Loved this recipe and will make again !! Thanks !

Theresa P September 18, 2007

These are an all time favorite. My Aunt gave me this recipe ages ago and I lost it. I can't believe I found it here! Now I will be able to bring "THE BROWNIES" to gatherings again!

Butler8657 April 10, 2007

I was going to post this recipe and noticed you had the exact one. I got my recipe from the Phoenix Arizona newspaper back in the early 90's. I love them. I would never use a box mix again. I like to sprinkle mine with confectioners sugar but maybe I'll try the frosting that you posted.

zuzuzpetals February 08, 2005

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