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Rich Chocolate Brownies

 Rich Chocolate Brownies
I'm one of those people who need chocolate on a regular basis. I looked high and low for a rich brownie recipe that called for cocoa instead of chocolate squares...and this is it. My family loves these brownies - they never last more than a day at our house. -Karen Trapp, North Weymouth, Massachusetts
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat in butter.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to
  • batter and mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for
  • 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, combine the cocoa and butter. Combine the water and

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Rich Chocolate Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • coffee granules; add to cocoa mixture. Stir in sugar until smooth.
  • Frost brownies. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 257 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.