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!


  • 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)


  • 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.


13 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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  3. I miss brownies – so maybe I’ll give these a try with GF flour (as long as there is nothing in the icing that contains gluten). Thanks Dolly!

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    1. These brownies with definitely work with GF flour, but I am not sure about Pillsbury icing. Since you are not concerned about the icing being kosher, you might want to get any GF icing, and if it isn’t chocolate, just add unsweetened cocoa powder to taste. These are so easy to make – practically a no-fail recipe!

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      1. And a super Christmas treat – thank you.

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      2. Very welcome – enjoy! 😻

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