June 15, 2015

The Best Chocolate Brownies

I know, I know- I was totally due for a new recipe! Since it's been so long for the sweet section I really wanted to give you a recipe straight from the heart, and one that I know and love. Not only is this recipe pulled from my family vault, but it is easily the best tasting brownie I have ever eaten. Even though these ooey-gooey, chocolaty brownies are my Great Aunt Harriet's special recipe, I swear I'm not just being biased- you can ask any of my friends! I really don't even bother eating other brownies because I know deep down they won't compare. Am I being too boastful? Probably, but it's true! This recipe has been passed down and it's one I seriously cherish. We still have the original recipe card where I wrote in my 8 year old handwriting "Aunt Harriet's Brownies". It's a classic.  And, if that's not enough to make you try them then maybe these facts will: you will use one bowl to whip up the batter, it takes all of 10 minutes to throw together, and there is no mixer required! In fact, you want you stir by hand to ensure you don't over mix the batter. And don't even think about skipping out on the icing. Heavenly, chocolaty, decadent and divine. I know you'll love these as much as my family does!

Brownie Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup chopped nuts (we use pecans)

Brownie Instructions:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees (325 if using glass pan)
Place all ingredients in a bowl in order listed above.
Stir by hand until combined. Do not over mix.
Pour into parchment lined 13 x 9 baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes maximum. No longer! Seriously you want them gooey. I always start with 25 minutes and go from there.

Icing Ingredients:
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups mini marshmallows

Icing Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in heavy pan.
Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Boil for 1 minute without stirring.
Place pan in another pan that is filled with cold water.
Beat until creamy and thick.
Stir in mini marshmallows.
Pour on brownies when they are totally cooled.



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