Million $$$ Brownies
~ Katy ~
Ah, the Million Dollar Brownies. As a kid, I couldn’t get enough sugar, and sugar in chocolate form was (and still usually is) my sugar-high of choice. This recipe was in one of Mom’s favorite cookbooks, so I gave it a go and never stopped making them. In fact, the frosting was so delicious that I would secretly make batches of it and hide in the bathroom (the only rooms with locks on them) to eat it by myself–a major feat with 8 people in the house.
This reminds me of Mary going to the Dairy Queen with Mom to get Buster Bars for everyone. She had eaten hers on the ride home, and asked, in all sincerity, if they could just sit at the bottom of the driveway and eat them all and pretend they’d never gone to the DQ.
Once, I made the frosting and was rudely interrupted while attempting to consume it. I hid the frosting in the cupboard, and forgot all about it. Mom asked where her pan was for weeks. By that time, I’d forgotten all about it. Someone went looking for something in that cupboard about a month later, and they found the pan and the rock-hard frosting. Mom wasn’t pleased to say the least. Oops!
I haven’t had these in a long time. I’m looking forward to making them again. It’s nice not to have to hide in the bathroom to eat them. I know, gross, right? Desperate times, desperate measures.
Million $$$$ Brownies
makes a 9’x13″ cake pan
In medium saucepan over low heat melt while stirring:
1 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder – Dutch Process makes a darker chocolatier brownie
Add and mix well
2 Cups Sugar
add one at a time whisking vigorously between each addition:
Add and mix well:
1 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
Spray a 9″x13″ pan with cooking spray then pour in batter and bake at 350°
for about 30 minutes or just until it starts to pull away from the edge of the pan.
Let cool only slightly before frosting with:
Million $$$ Frosting
In small sauce pan over medium heat, melt while whisking:
1/2 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Pound Powdered Sugar (about 4 Cups)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
Pour warm frosting over warm brownies – optional to top with chopped Pecans.