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Favorite Frosted Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

15 servings

I don't think you can overdo chocolate for this holiday. Candy sprinkles dress up my tried-and-true brownies for the occasion.—Barbara Birk, St. George, Utah
Favorite Frosted Brownies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Decorating sprinkles, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a bowl, beat the butter, milk and vanilla; add cocoa. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 brownie: 445 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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