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Brownies from Heaven Recipe

Brownies from Heaven Recipe

There's always a flurry of activity around the snack bar in my kitchen, especially when I set out a plate of these brownies. Topped with a fluffy chocolaty frosting, they really live up to their name.—Linda Hardin-Eldridge, Lake Alfred, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and cocoa; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in walnuts.
  • 2. Spread into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread over brownies. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 319 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.