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Chocolate Syrup Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

3 dozen

These chocolate syrup brownies are a favorite for summer picnics. I received the recipe from a dear friend many years ago, and I still make it at least once a month. Whenever I'm asked to bring a dessert to an outing or I want to send a treat to a neighbor or friend, I prepare these wonderful bars. —Goldie Hanke, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Chocolate Syrup Brownies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/3 cups chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • ICING:
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk or half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add syrup. Gradually add flour and mix well. Fold in nuts. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° until top springs back when lightly touched. 30-35 minutes. Cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, for icing, combine sugar, butter and milk in a small saucepan. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Working quickly, remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and chocolate chips until chips are melted. (Mixture will be thin.) Immediately pour over brownies. Cool completely before cutting.

Chocolate Syrup Brownies Tips

What else can be mixed into Chocolate Syrup Brownies?

There are so many tasty mix-ins that would work in this iced brownie recipe—or any brownie recipe, really. Try white chocolate chips, mint chocolate pieces, crushed peppermint candies, butterscotch chips and more!

Can you use bottled chocolate syrup instead of canned chocolate syrup?

There is some debate among enthusiasts whether there is a difference between bottled and canned syrup. Both canned and bottled Hershey’s chocolate syrups contain the same ingredients; therefore, bottled chocolate syrup can, indeed, be substituted for chocolate syrup from a can. If you feel like experimenting, try making your own chocolate sauce.

How do you know when Chocolate Syrup Brownies are done?

The best way to know when these delicious fudge brownies are done is to test them with a toothpick. The brownies are finished when a toothpick inserted in the middle has some streaks of batter and a few moist crumbs on it when removed. Avoid other common brownie-baking mistakes with these tips.

Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

1 brownie: 177 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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