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Double Fudge Brownies

Makes approx 16 brownies

Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder {I used dark chocolate}
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter {1 1/2 sticks}
  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate squares
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Frosting:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9X13 baking dish with foil and then spray with non stick spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Mix with a mixer on low until combined.
  • Add eggs and beat on medium until incorporated.
  • Place the butter in a bowl and break apart the chocolate squares and add them on top.
  • Heat on high in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir. Then heat for an additional minute.
  • Stir until smooth and let cool for 5 minutes. *Heat for an additional 30 seconds if not fully melted.
  • Stir in the vanilla to the melted butter mixture.
  • With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour melted butter mixture into into the mixer bowl. Mix until incorporated.
  • Gently stir in chocolate chips by hand. *Optional:you can roughly chop the chocolate chips into smaller pieces with a food processor.
  • Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing the batter out and filling in the corners.
  • Bake for 23 minutes {exactly!}.
  • Remove from oven and let cool before frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • Add the butter to a medium bowl.
  • Place chocolate chips on top.
  • Pour the can of condensed milk on top.
  • Heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Stir then heat for another minute.
  • Let sit in microwave for 1 minute then remove and stir until smooth . If it's still not smooth then heat for another 30 seconds.
  • Pour frosting over the top of the brownies, smoothing over the corners.
  • Let cool until frosting is set.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

Recipe from Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke.