Fudgy Frosted Brownies

Fudgy Frosted Brownies

People are often surprised at how much I eat, particularly when it comes to dessert.  Don’t get me wrong, most of the time it’s oatmeal, wild fish, and kale.  All foods I love just as much as treats.

I can eat the crispy skin from two pounds of king salmon no problem.  I devour blueberries like they are going extinct.  And on those days when I eat dessert, I sometimes can’t stop.

This is okay with me; we all have and need cheat days.  They keep me sane and satisfied.  They keep life fun, and since I exercise and eat right most of the time, they are a healthy and natural part of my life.

Fudgy Frosted Brownies

These Fudgy Frosted Brownies are one of those desserts I couldn’t stop eating.  Hot out of the oven with the frosting melting all over the place, they are just ridiculously good.  And then even when cooled they have a fudge like texture that is truly unbeatable.

Fudgy Frosted Brownies

My parents couldn’t stop talking about how rich they thought they were, though delicious, and I just wanted MORE!  If you don’t have a giant sweet tooth like me, you may only want a small piece, otherwise, be prepared to give these away to friends and neighbors and coworkers and basically everyone because you will need to get them out of the house before you eat the whole pan.

These decadent brownies are easy to make.  I made them with carob (which you should really try because it’s fab!) but cocoa will work too.  And I have a super fun recipe using them coming up on Sunday, so don’t miss it!

Fudgy Frosted Brownies

Fudgy Frosted Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: About 24 brownies

Ingredients

Brownies

2 sticks unsalted butter, melted

½ cup carob or cocoa powder

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Frosting

½ stick unsalted butter, very soft

¼ cup milk (I used almond, use what you love)

¼ cup carob or cocoa powder

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, stir together butter, carob or cocoa, and sugar until well combined. Add the flour. Then stir in the eggs and vanilla until the batter comes together.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

While the brownies bake, make the frosting. In a large bowl, beat together butter, milk, and carob. I did this by hand but a hand or stand mixer will work. Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until a spreadable frosting is formed. If the frosting is too thick, add a bit more milk. If it is too thin, add some more sugar.

Spread the frosting over the hot brownies. Serve warm or cool completely in pan before storing in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Brownies may also be frozen, individually, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag. Thaw in the microwave about 30 seconds.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Life in the Lofthouse

http://piesandplots.net/fudgy-frosted-brownies/

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Comments

  1. These look terrific! And yes, I could eat the whole pan. Which is why we always give away most of what we bake — otherwise we’d eat every last crumb. 🙂

  2. Seems like a perfect breakfast or dessert idea. So nice! Let me try to make it soon :).

  3. DO NOT put these anywhere near my mouth. That is if you want anymore. They look fabulous.

  4. I try to eat healthy as much as possible, but I have a wicked sweet tooth too, and sometimes it’s hard to say no! Your brownies look like they’d tempt me sorely.

  5. Debbie Eccard says:

    These look scrumptious!!! You do so well managing your diet and exercise but as you say, it is important to satisfy those cravings and this is a delicious treat that certainly will satisfy!

  6. I wish I usually ate fish and blueberries lol.

    It’s more like chicken and potatoes and chocolate. Yepp. 😛

    And these brownies look SO decadent-I love the texture!

    • I can tell we have pretty different diets, based on what we blog, but it’s awesome because we all love different things. I will say fruit is a super easy thing to add into your diet. It’s sweet and juicy and sometimes almost dessert like (I promise!). I have the biggest sweet tooth ever an fruit reall satisfies me. Right now mangoes, pears, and strawberries are seriously amazing. Next time you’re at the store, pick up one or two fruits you haven’t had in awhile (or maybe evr) and check them out. You might fall in love. If that fails, make the brownies 😉

  7. Lol I do eat fruit! I actually just got some apples and strawberries–but they’re not the sort of thing I binge on. I eat some and am good :p

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