Mom’s Fudgy Brownies

I LOVE my mom’s brownie recipe. It’s so soft and chewy with a nice thick layer of icing on it. They are super easy to make! This recipe is for all you chocoholics out there πŸ˜‰

Recipe Review:

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – EASY

  • Steps: 5
    • Rating: Easy
  • Involvement
    • 30 minutes prep time
    • Rating: Easy
  • Ingredients & availability
    • 8 ingredients
    • All ingredients you can easily find at any grocery store
    • Rating: Easy

Equipment Required:

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • 8 x 8 in. pan

Time: 30 min. prep + 30 min. bake time = 1 hour total

Servings: 25 squares

Calories/serving: ~ 123

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt

ICING:

  • 1 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons hot water (approx.)

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan melt butter and cocoa.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat eggs until frothy, then add sugar, flour and salt. Then pour cocoa mixture over top and mix.
  3. Spread batter into greased 8 x 8 in. square pan. Bake @ 350F for 30 min. or until edges pull away. Cool before icing.
  4. Beat icing sugar, cocoa, margarine, and hot water until thick and blended.
  5. Ice brownies and cut into squares.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

Ok seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter! These bars are so simple to make and have only 5 ingredients! The only thing that takes time is letting it set in the fridge. I am writing this as Valentines Day is coming up and this could be the perfect indulgent treat for that special someone ❀ You could even cut the squares out with a heart shaped cookie cutter!

Warning…you won’t be able to eat just one bite πŸ˜‰

Time: 35 min prep work, 25 min baking, 2.5 hours chilling = 3.5 hours total

Yield: 2 dozen

Calories/Bar: 390

Ingredients:

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13×9-inch pan size)*
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies

*I just bought Great Value Fudge Brownie Mix from Walmart. You can find it here.

Link to recipe directions can be found here: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolate-peanut-butter-crispy-bars

Equipment Required:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • 9 x 13 pan
  • Microwave or stovetop

 

Recipe Review:

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – EASY

  • Steps: 3
    • Rating: Easy
  • Involvement
    • 35 min prep work
    • Rating: Moderate
  • Ingredients & availability
    • 5-8 ingredients (depends on what extra ingredients your brownie mix calls for)
    • All ingredients are normal and you can easily find at your local grocery store
    • Rating: Easy