Rich Brownies Covered With Melted Chocolate Icing
These brownies are so rich, they're positively sinful!
These brownies are incredibly moist and if you are a chocolate lover, you'll feel as though you've died and gone to heaven!
The brownie base bakes up light and moist while the icing has a melting quality that will have you reaching for more. Instead of actual icing, chocolate chips are melted and combined with butter and water for a truffle-like topping that is unbeatable.
The double-whammy on chocolate makes these brownies rich and positively sinful.
This recipe makes a full pan. Brownies can be made ahead and frozen (if you can stay out of them long enough to freeze them!). These sweet treats are perfect to serve when entertaining or when you have a hankering for a rich chocolatey dessert.
Moist, Rich Brownies With Melted Chocolate Icing
Stir ingredients with a whisk to mix:
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1-1 1/4 cup flour
In a deep pot, melt:
- 1 cup butter (remove from element)
- 1 cup dry cocoa powder (mix in with whisk until lump-free)
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Stir well, and check for sweetness. If a sweeter brownie is preferred, add a little more sugar, then add:
- 1 cup (or more) chopped walnuts
Butter a rectangular 9"x12" cake pan and add brownie mixture. Spread over bottom of pan.
Bake at 325 degrees, then reduce heat to 300. Do not overcook. Check after 20 minutes. Continue cooking until brownie mixture is done.
Chocolate Icing for Brownies
On low heat melt:
- 1 pkg. of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp water
Stir until chocolate mixture is melted and smooth. Spread over cooled brownie base and cut brownies while chocolate icing layer is still soft.
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And Chocolate on Top
If you like rich chocolate flavor, you'll love these rich, moist brownies topped with chocolate instead of icing.
© 2011 Athlyn Green
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