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Homemade Brownie Sundaes

 Homemade Brownie Sundaes
I serve this super dessert often at baseball barbecues or whenever I have a large group in. Homemade brownies and fudge sauce plus ice cream…you can't go wrong! —Carol Brandon, Uxbridge, Ontario
48 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, cubed
  • 32 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 pound chopped walnuts, optional
  • HOT FUDGE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream and maraschino cherries, optional

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat;
  • stir until smooth. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar on low speed until combined.
  • Beat on medium-high until thickened and lemon-colored, about 12
  • minutes. Beat in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Fold in flour and
  • salt just until blended (batter will be thick). Fold in walnuts if
  • desired.

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Homemade Brownie Sundaes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Transfer to two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Bake at 350°
  • for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the cream, sugar and butter. Cook and
  • stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, without stirring.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes.
  • Place cocoa in a heat-proof bowl. Carefully whisk hot liquid into
  • cocoa until smooth (do not scrape pan). Cut brownies into squares;
  • serve with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. Garnish with whipped cream
  • and cherries if desired. Yield: 4 dozen (2 cups sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie with 4-1/2 teaspoons hot fudge sauce (calculated without walnuts in batter and without ice cream and optional toppings) equals 283 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.