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Fudge Brownies

 Fudge Brownies
True to their name, these rich frosted bars from Inez Orsburn are BIG on chocolate flavor! "My family has enjoyed this special treat for years," relates this avid baker and cake decorator from DeMotte, Indiana.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/4 cups baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, two at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts. Spread into a greased 15-in.
  • x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes.

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Fudge Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Meanwhile, for icing, melt butter and chocolate. Transfer to a large
  • bowl. Add half of the confectioners' sugar; mix well.
  • Beat in the milk, vanilla and remaining sugar until smooth. Spread
  • over warm brownies. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 each) equals 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.