Monday, April 26, 2010

Ultimate Homemade Brownies

I am in love with these brownies! I have to admit that normally I prefer the box mixes when it comes to brownies but this recipe is definitely the exception! And these are no regular brownies, not only are they topped with creamy chocolate frosting, but they are filled with your choice of peanut butter cups or caramel filled chocolate bars. I mean does it get any better than this???

Ultimate Homemade Brownies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon balking powder
  • bag of peanut butter cups or chocolate filled candy bars (or any other candy you like)
preheat oven to 325 degrees. in a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. add eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. in a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. beat dry mixture into butter mixture until well combined. Grease and flour (or use Wilton Cake Release) a 9x13 inch pan. pour half of the batter into the pan and then layer candy on top. cover with remaining batter. bake for 45-50 minutes. cool completely and then frost with chocolate frosting.

*chocolate frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar + more
  • 1 tablespoon milk + more
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
combine all ingredients and beat with a hand mixer, adding more milk and powdered sugar until you get the creamy consistency that you want.

2 comments:

Caryn said...

Yum!

michelle said...

I love homemade brownies! I don't usually frost mine, so I'm sure my family would heartily approve of these.