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Rich Brownies Covered With Melted Chocolate Icing

Updated on November 8, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share.


The Double-Whammy on Chocolate Makes These Brownies Taste Positively Sinful.

If you like rich chocolate flavor, you'll love these moist brownies topped with real chocolate instead of icing.

Rich Brownies

Brownies are good at any time but when you top them with real chocolate instead of icing, you create something truly special. 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.

This recipe makes a full pan. Brownies can be made ahead and frozen (if you can stay out of them long enough). These sweet treats are the perfect thing to reach for when you have hankering for a chocolatey dessert or want something to serve when entertaining company.

Read on for the recipe and baking tips.

Moist Brownies With Melted Chocolate Icing

Brownies bake up to a decent height and oh... that chocolate on the top.
Brownies bake up to a decent height and oh... that chocolate on the top. | Source

Making the Base

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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