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Frosted Chocolate Chip Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


1 dozen

These moist, cake-like brownies are so chocolaty-good that they'll go fast at any get-together. The sour cream ifrosting gives these yummy squares a little tang that makes them seem special. —Conni Poto, North Canton, Ohio
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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. 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 chocolate syrup and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Whisk in sour cream. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Frost brownies. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

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  • kbussey
    Jun 30, 2017

    I'm not sure these were worth the effort..... all the chocolate chips sank to the bottom and stuck there. Betty Crocker is definitely easier and tastes better. My d?ughter loves brownies and she barely ate any.

  • keverwann
    Mar 23, 2015

    For costing at least $7 a pan (and that's with buying all the ingredients on sale over the course of a few months), these brownies don't taste as good as the $1box of Betty Crocker brownie mix. To say we were disappointed would be an understatement, particularly with all the 5-star reviews. I used high-quality ingredients that I trust with all my other baking that turns out wonderful. The only new item was the can of chocolate syrup and I assume that was the culprit for the chalky taste and gluey texture. Not sure if the syrup should have been a specific brand. The texture of mine also looked nothing like the photo.The frosting was tasty and set up nicely in the fridge, which is why I still gave the recipe 2 stars.

  • KY_Cook
    Jan 26, 2015

    This is a favorite with my entire family and all my friends. My co-workers are huge fans of these scrumptious brownies, too. Definitely one I make often!

  • BB100
    Apr 21, 2014

    My favorite brownie recipe, and I have plenty!

  • lurky27
    Jan 22, 2010

    Soooo yummy with the sour cream frosting. A hit with my students!~ Theresa

  • tinkaandme
    Sep 24, 2008

    Great recipe! A big hit at work and at church. Very moist and chocolatey. The icing adds a great flavor. Thank you!Debbie H., Tenn.

  • jilraw
    Apr 5, 2008

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