Fudge Frosting Brownies

As promised, here is a Brownies recipe. It is adapted from Kirbie Cravings, and it is one of many dessert recipes that use Nutella as a main ingredient. I was first introduced to Nutella chocolate spread in Italy, way before it crossed the ocean and took America by storm. You should’ve heard my son, a six-year-old, walking around Rome, begging for it on every corner! There is nothing yummier than Nutella, granted, but –  it is dairy! Are you ready to monitor your kids’ time that elapsed since that hot dog they had grabbed at school? Now, Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge frosting is Pareve, so I adjusted the recipe accordingly.

Brownies 1.jpgI also prefer to use white organic whole wheat flour instead of regular all-purpose flour most recipes call for. It adds more texture and more fiber. A teaspoon of sugar, as everybody knows, makes the medicine goes down, and a teaspoon of rum makes a dessert taste rich, even though there are only two eggs and no additional fat, other than what’s in the frosting. A pinch of baking powder will make your brownies fluffier, like a cake.

Brownies 2.jpgIf you like, you can add some chopped walnuts, or any other nuts of your choice. I have a little cute cupcake baking machine that I also use to bake muffins and brownies. It takes about 7 – 8 minutes to bake a batch of 7, but if you don’t want to patchke, just oil an 8 x 8 baking pan and stick it in the oven for about 40 minutes.

Brownies 3.jpg

A word of warning: those cute little baking machines get pretty hot, even though they look like toys rather than real kitchen appliances. Don’t let little hands near them!

Brownies 4

Remember my Rule #2, The more chocolate, the better? I just put a little pat of that same frosting on top of each brownie and plopped a blueberry on it. I hear what you are saying – yes, raspberries would be better, but I am fresh out of raspberries. So there!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 cup (12 oz, a European cup) of pareve Chocolate Fudge frosting
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda cut with a splash of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts (optional)

PROCEDURE

  • Lightly whip eggs with whisk.
  • Add frosting, flour, rum, nuts. Mix.
  • Add baking powder and mix well until smooth.
  • Bake at 350 F in an oiled 8 x 8 pan for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry. Be careful not to overbake, as brownies tend to harden when cooling.
  • Cool in pan before cutting. Makes about 10 – 12 servings.

Enjoy!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for your approval to share this on The Recipe Hunter blog.

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  2. Dolly – Recipe released – https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/fudge-frosting-brownies/
    Thanks so much – have a great day. Off to work I am ….

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    1. You mean, you work too?!! Do you have 36 hours in a day, or something? Thank you so much, dear Esme!

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      1. Yup I have a full time day job. Feel like 40 + hours some days but its fun. ❤️ It.

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      2. As long as you are having fun!

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      3. Forgot to mention. I ‘hunted’ for it and managed to get it cheap cheap so now I have to use it. 😉

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