Treadmill Worthy Brownies Recipe @pinch

These brownies have some seriously good chocolate flavor. Definitely worth a spin on the treadmill! They are sweet and decadent but too rich that you can finish a square. The tender and fudge-like brownie is held together by the yummy chocolaty topping. These homemade brownies would be just as good without the topping... but it does make them even better. We opted for the fudge frosting, but the buttercream would be delish too. 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." Great with either frosting - buttercream or fudge.

treadmill worthy brownies
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cakes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) flour
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 10 tablespoon(s) cocoa
  • 1 cup(s) soft shortening or 1 stick oleo & 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 large eggs
  • beaten
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1 cup(s) nuts
  • chopped ( pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 box(es) powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon(s) cocoa
  • 1 stick(s) butter or margarine
  • softened (softened)
  • 3-4 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) cocoa
  • 1/4 cup(s) milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) butter
Intructions :
  • Combine all brownie ingredients. Stir until smooth. Batter will be stiff.
  • Spread dough into a greased 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Buttercream Frosting: In a large bowl with a mixer on low speed combine powdered sugar
  • cocoa
  • butter
  • milk
  • and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes until creamy. For Fudge Frosting: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Stir constantly and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Beat until mixture just starts to thicken.
  • Spread buttercream frosting over brownies or pour fudge frosting over brownies.

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