brownies for a crowd

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By Ruth Ann Vokac
from Mansfield, IL

This recipe is in an old Farm Journal cookbook, Homemade Cookies, published in the 1971. The brownies are cake-like, the chocolate syrup making them nicely moist. I have made this recipe many times, and it is always a family favorite.

serves 24
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For brownies for a crowd

  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c
    hershey syrup (one can)
  • 1 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    chopped nuts (optional)
  • ICING INGREDIENTS
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter
  • 6 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla

How To Make brownies for a crowd

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease well a 15 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 1" jelly roll pan.
  • 2
    Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in chocolate syrup.
  • 3
    Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to chocolate mixture. Add nuts if using.
  • 4
    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake about 22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • 5
    Cool in pan.
  • 6
    When brownies are cool, prepare frosting:
  • 7
    Combine butter, sugar, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla.
  • 8
    Stir until mixture thickens slightly. (I hasten this process by putting pan's bottom in ice water.)
  • 9
    Spread icing over brownies. If I haven't used nuts in the brownies, sometimes I sprinkle nuts over the icing as soon as I spread it.
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