Choco-Cloud Brownies Recipe
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Choco-Cloud Brownies Recipe

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True to its name, this mild chocolate brownie is covered by a cloud of light fluffy frosting. The recipe has earned raves at over table. My husband, a pastor, and I have three young daughters who like to cook as much as I do.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 milk chocolate candy bar (7 ounces), melted
  • 3 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • FROSTING:
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Baking cocoa

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 315 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in
  2. chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended. Stir in pecans.
  3. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until center is set and edges pull away from pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine flour and milk,. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add milk mixture; beat for 5 minutes or until fluffy. Frost brownies; dust with cocoa. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Choco-Cloud Brownies in Country Woman January/February 2001, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 315 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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