Treadmill Worthy Brownies
|1 1/2 c||flour|
|1 c||shortening or 1 stick margarine & 1/2 cup shortening|
|4 large||eggs, beaten|
|1 c||nuts, chopped ( pecans or walnuts)|
Try Diamond of California Nuts
I got this recipe from a Southern Living cookbook when I was a teenager. It was called "Virginia Brownies" and is super easy to make. When I changed the frosting and made it out of powdered sugar my co-workers dubbed them "Treadmill Worthy Brownies."
(See Janet's Test Kitchen Version of Recipe)
These brownies have some seriously good chocolate flavor. Definitely worth a spin on the treadmill!
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa
1/4 cup Milk
1 1/2 Tbs Butter
Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Stir constantly and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Beat until mixture JUST starts to thicken. Pour over brownies while still warm. This is like a thin layer of fudge.
Bake brownies as above and top with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: (instead of the Fudge Frosting)
1 Box Powdered Sugar or 3 1/2 cups
4 tbsp Cocoa
1 stick Butter or margarine (softened)
3-4 Tablespoons Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
Spread on brownies.