Tuesday, March 20, 2012

mmmmmm...... Brownies...

So i was in some severe need of something chocolate the other night...had no full cake mixes or any candy laying around so i had to dig around for a recipe containing things i already have in my cabinets....
Thus this really awesome and tastey brownie was born :)

1/2 cup butter or margarine; melted
1cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Creamy Brownie Frosting (recipe below)

Heat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit and grease a small baking pan.... instructions called for 9 inch squared but i think mine is somewhere about 8x9...im not too sure..

In a mixing bowl (I used this small batter bowl by pampered chef for everything) stir together melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and eat well with a spoon. In a separate small bowl stir together Flour, Cocoa powder, Baking Powder and salt; gradually add to the egg mixture, beating well until blended... you can add 1/2 cup chopped nuts if you want to but i dont like nuts in my brownies :).. your batter should look something like this...
at this point i add a good spoonful of Hersheys Hot Fudge Sauce because i like my brownies to be really rich and chocolatey...you dont have to, its just what i do..
Now spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan - Mine looks like this..
Next you want to stick it in the oven and bake it for about 20 minutes...until the sides start to pull from the pan and a toothpick should come out pretty clear...if you add a lot of fudge though keep in mind that the toothpick can get fudge on it if you stick it in a fudgy spot..
Here is what my completely baked brownies looked like..
While the brownies are baking however there is enough time to make the frosting :) my favorite part!!

3 tablespoons butter or margarine; softened
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Honey (you can use light corn syrup but i use honey)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

In your bowl beat butter, cocoa powder and honey (or corn syrup) until well blended. Add powdered sugar and milk- beat until spreading consistency.
Here is what mine looks like when its done being mixed...
Once your brownies are cooled you can frost them and enjoy...they are super yummy!!!!!
Heres a couple more pictures of the finished product...

And again YUM!!!!! :) J and I just had a piece each with a BIG glass of milk... and The Princess will be very very happy when she wakes up in the morning and sees these on the counter.....

Hope Ya'll Enjoy!

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