Monday, January 26, 2009

Aunt Marylyn's Brownies


These brownies are near and dear to my heart, and the hearts of many in my family...they are a recipe passed to us by my Great Aunt Marylyn who is an amazing lady, she was gracious enough to share with us all. Now, fair warning, if you are diabetic, turn away now...not only is this totally tempting but it might put you into a sugar induced coma just reading the ingredients! These are a great frosted brownie but are delish without the frosting too.

Aunt Marylyn's Brownies

2 Cups White Sugar
1 Cup Butter, melted
3 Tbsp Cocoa, stirred into the sugar
3 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (optional)
1 bag small marshmallows

1. Mix sugar/cocoa mixture, sugar and eggs together. Slowly add flour and baking powder to the mix. After all has been combined, add vanilla and desired add-ins (chopped nuts or chocolate chips). 2. Turn onto a 13X9 floured and greased pan and bake in a 350 degree (preheated) oven for 30 minutes.
3. Remove from oven and add marshmallows over the top and return to oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until melted.
4. Cool slightly and add icing.

Icing
3 Tbsp Margarine
4 Tbsp Cream
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Salt
Mix margarine, cream, powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and salt together until smooth. Spread over brownies once they are slightly cool.

8 comments:

Reeni♥ said...

I have been craving brownies all weekend! These look amazing! I love my brownies very sweet and fudgy, these look like they fit the bill. Can I reach in and have one of these too, for dessert? Thanks for sharing your aunt's recipe.

Chef E said...

Oh My...I feel like I might cry...this looks eeewy and gooey goodness in one bite I might add!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those brownies look absolutely scrumptious!

Nate-n-Annie said...

Whoo! 2 cups sugar right off the bat! You weren't kidding.

But hey, a time honored recipe must be kept to.

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Hornsfan said...

Reeni - grab away! These are great if you're craving fudgy!
Chef E - These definitly fit the bil for eewwy and gooey!
5 star - thanks!
Nate-n-Annie - nope, no joke here, definitely not for the faint of heart :) I love the stuff you guys post, some of my favorite cuisines!

doggybloggy said...

nice and ooey goooey density going on there....

ChefBliss.com said...

These look super and gooey!! Just perfect! I love great hand me down recipes!!

Dee said...

Okay!! Jealous, hope you saved me one at least, ha. I think she said they were from a Mennonite lady. They look delicious as always.