Treadmill Worthy Brownies Recipe

Treadmill Worthy Brownies

Gail Welch Recipe

By Gail Welch

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."

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25 Min
30 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These brownies have some seriously good chocolate flavor. Definitely worth a spin on the treadmill!


1 1/2 c
2 c
10 Tbsp
1 c
shortening or 1 stick margarine & 1/2 cup shortening
4 large
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
1 c
nuts, chopped ( pecans or walnuts)

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine ALL ingredients: Stir until smooth. (Batter will be stiff) Spread dough into a greased 9x 13 in. pan Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Note: 2 cups of sugar is for the brownie batter. The fudge frosting recipe below has 1 cup of sugar as well.
Fudge Frosting:
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.
Treadmill Worthy Brownies:
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
In a large bowl with mixer on low speed Combine powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes until creamy.
Spread on brownies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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