Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Better than Boxed BROWNIES

I tried these brownies a few years ago and have been making them regularly ever since.  It takes just a few extra minutes versus a boxed brownies but the results are fantastic. The recipe includes a frosting/glaze that you spread on while the brownies are still warm. The brownies become these ooey gooey mound of Delicious chocolate. Try it out and it will be your new favorite recipe!


1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder


3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.

In the microwave, melt 1/2 cup butter. Stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.

To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm.