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Chocolate Sauce Brownies

 Chocolate Sauce Brownies
These moist cake-like brownies are loaded with crunchy nuts and topped with sweet frosting. If you don't have leftover chocolate sauce, substitute purchased chocolate syrup in this recipe with equally tasty results. —Vickie Overby, Wahpeton, North Dakota
60 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups Rich Chocolate Sauce  or 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in
  • chocolate sauce and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to
  • creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or
  • until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on
  • a wire rack.
  • For frosting, combine sugar, milk and butter in a heavy saucepan.

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Chocolate Sauce Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Bring to a boil over medium heat boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • Add chocolate chips; stir or whisk 5 minutes or until smooth. Spread
  • over brownies. Yield: 5 dozen.