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Choco-Cloud Brownies

 Choco-Cloud Brownies
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.
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in
  • chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture until blended. Stir in pecans.
  • 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.

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Choco-Cloud Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.