Jun 22, 2012

best-ever {ooey gooey} brownies

Happy (belated) Father's Day!  Okay, I know this is super-late, but that's how my life has been lately.  Forgive me?

So, last weekend was Father's Day.  And my sister and I are proud to say that we have the best dad in the world.  (He happens to be an awesome photographer and taught me some basics for my new camera...hopefully the pictures will start to show off what I learned soon.)  So for a once-a-year-type-splurge I made these brownies to celebrate the wonderful dad that he is.

They were just as gooey and delicious as they look.  Sadly, they're long gone now.  The way this past week went, I could have used some more of this chocolatey deliciousness (hence the embarrassingly late post).

If you're looking for a (slightly) healthier brownie, try these instead.  I'd made enough kohlrabi, cauliflower, kale, and bok choy lately that I needed some ooey gooeyness in my life.  It's all about balance.

Best-Ever Brownies
Recipe from Grandpa's Cousin
Makes a 9x12 tray

Brownie Ingredients:
  • 1 stick margarine (usually I'm a butter girl, but you can't argue with this recipe)
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can chocolate syrup (2 c.)--found in the baking aisle
  • 1 c flour
Icing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c margarine
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream the margarine, sugar and eggs.

Add the chocolate syrup and the flour and mix just until combined.

Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 cake pan.  Bake brownies for about 25-30 minutes, until the edges start to brown and pull away from the pan.

Allow brownies to cool completely on a cooling rack before icing.

To make the icing (which is NOT optional), heat the sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat.  Allow them to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Turn the heat down to low, add the margarine, stirring to melt it into the icing.

Finally, add the chocolate chips and stir them in until they're incorporated well.

Allow the icing to cool well before frosting the brownies.  The top of the icing will start to harden, but just mix it again well before topping the brownies.

Once the brownies and icing are cool, pour the icing over the brownies and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm...It does look the best EVER!!!

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