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Brownies from Heaven

There's always a flurry of activity around the snack bar in my kitchen, especially when I set out a plate of these brownies. Topped with a fluffy chocolaty frosting, they really live up to their name.—Linda Hardin-Eldridge, Lake Alfred, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and cocoa; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in walnuts.
  • Spread into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread over brownies. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 319 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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