Monday, April 11, 2011

Fudge Frosting for Brownies



Bake Sales are a tricky thing for me. I always make my best recipes and go over-the-top with the desserts and presentation...but then I have to give them all away! I volunteered to bring Brownies for my son's Preschool Carnival Bake Sale, and I wanted them to be reaaaaaalllllly good. It's not for my ego, it's for the school, right?

I wanted a frosting that would set stiff, so I didn't have to deal with goopy frosting on a hot day. The only "trick" to this frosting is to pour it over hot brownies so that the frosting adheres to the brownies - if they are cold or room temp, the frosting will pop off in a chunk once they cool. I started the frosting in a saucepan on the stove in the last 5 minutes of the brownies baking, so the brownies came almost straight from the oven to being frosted.

I chilled the frosted brownies in their pan overnight, and they sliced up cleanly the next day. I had to package the individual slices into baggies for the Bake Sale, and the frosting did not get all smudgy in the bag. Victory! The pieces that I had were almost over-the-top sweet, and I would hesitate to make them as a weekly snack for our family, but for a Bake Sale, they were fantastic! By the time we got to the Carnival, they were all sold out.

Prepare your favorite brownie recipe (I made Delicious Brownies) or mix up your favorite box mix (no one will notice beneath this decadent frosting!) and get ready for the compliments!

Brownie Fudge Frosting
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

6 tablespoons milk
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1 dash vanilla extract

Combine the milk, butter, and sugar together in a saucepan and bring to a boil; allow to cook at a rolling boil for 30 seconds and immediately remove from heat. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla to the milk mixture and stir until the chips are completely melted. Pour immediately over warm brownies. Makes enough for a 9 x 13 pan.

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