Treasured Brownies Recipe
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Treasured Brownies Recipe

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This terrific treat is included in a book of good-but-easy recipes my sister compiled as a wedding present for me. She refers to them as "money-back guarantee" brownies. And I can confirm that they turn out 100% of the time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons hot brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 356 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture. Stir in nuts (do not overmix).
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the icing ingredients until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Cut into bars. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Treasured Brownies in Country Woman May/June 2000, p33

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amaliatrusca User ID: 5819963 52921
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"The icing was not tasting like coffee , I would definetely make it again and try more coffee on the icing! Fudgy and good!"

marciedarciestuff User ID: 3221145 39335
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2009

"These were just okay to me. Regular brownies with icing which in my opinion do not need the extra sweetness from the icing. It was just too much."

cleo4u2 User ID: 3715228 79104
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"These brownies are absolutely delicious. I made them for a Christmas potluck at work and received rave reviews from my colleagues. It is definitely a keeper."

BirdseyeMI User ID: 377309 41740
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"The frosting on these brownies are simply yummy. I made these for my church bazaar, and now I have to make them for myself."

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