Sunday, May 20, 2007

Maggie's Decadent Brownies

The making of goodness:



The brownies waiting for the frosting:


Here they are in their glory:




If you are looking for sweet, sugary chocolate goodness you have got to try these brownies! I found them in my Paula Deen cookbook, "Paula Deen & Friends, Living it Up Southern Style"....you can also find this recipe on the Food Network website. Here is the recipe:

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

Frosting:
4 ounces (4 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup pasteurized egg substitute (recommended: Egg Beaters)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar, sifted
4 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a 2-quart bowl in the microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the eggs, sugar, and vanilla and mix well with a spatula. Add the flour and stir to combine. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

While the brownies are baking, make the frosting. Melt the chocolate and butter in a medium bowl in the microwave on high for 3 minutes stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the egg substitute, vanilla, and sugar and stir with a spoon until smooth. Stir in the marshmallows; they will soften but not melt completely. Spread the frosting over the warm brownies. The frosting will set up when the brownies are completely cooled. When cool, cut into 1 1/2-inch squares and store in the refrigerator in a plastic container with a snap-on lid.

I tasted them after they had cooled down because I just could not wait...BUT they are even better if you wait to have one cold out of the frig. It is worth the wait! The bottom is almost fudge like. Jason is not a big fan of brownies.....but he loved these! Bring these to your next gathering and they will be a hit!

4 comments:

Joelen said...

Wow - chocolate heaven! I need to try this... :)

Kayte said...

wow. just...wow!!! they look amazing. i love your pictures!

Amber said...

Those look great. Why are you tempting me with all these chocolate posts this evening. The last thing I need is chocolate. :)

Erika said...

I stole your idea and made these today.. they're cooling off right now. They look SOOO Good :) pictures on my blog soon! :)