Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Ultimate Brownies




This delicious brownie recipe came from a friend of a friend of a friend. She claims it came from a bakery. But it matters not where it came from the important thing is that now I have it!
 This is one amazing brownie, I served it at Mom's 85th birthday party and it was an instant hit. It makes plenty so it is the perfect party food.

The Ultimate Brownies
1 C. butter
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
Melt butter and chocolate together in a small pan.

Then add:
2 cups sugar
4 eggs beating well after each addition
1 tablespoon vanilla

Gently add:
2 C. flour
2 T. baking powder
1 C. lightly chopped pecans

Spread into greased pan. The pan is a Wilton 11x15x2 inch pan. It can be purchased at Wal-Mart for about $12.00. The deep pan is important because it is a tall brownie.

Cream Cheese layer:
Mix together
1 C. sugar
12 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 C. butter—very soft
4 T. flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla

Spread on top of chocolate layer.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs attached. Brownies should also begin to pull away from the pan.
Spread 3/4 package mini marshmallows on top of brownies and put back in the
oven until puffed and just beginning to brown.
Icing:
Melt together in a pan.
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate

Mix in with a hand mixer:
2 tsp. vanilla
4 oz softened cream cheese
7 cups powdered sugar

Mix until smooth.  Drop on warm brownies and using an offset spatula gently spread the frosting. It will mix with the marshmallow to make beautiful swirls. I used about 2/3 of the frosting. I don’t mind having some frosting in the fridge for a quick dessert.

Plan ahead--this desert is best made the day before you serve it. Store in the refrigerator. Well chilled it cuts beautifully. 

13 comments:

Candise said...

I have been craving these ever since I ate the last (hidden) morsel! They are worth the work - just make sure you have a BIG crowd to share them with.

Rebekah said...

Um, wow!! Those have just about everything perfect about brownies....I have to try them!

Danelle M said...

I'm always on the look-out for new brownie recipes. In fact, I'm off to check out that blondie recipe you posted earlier!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Yes, I agree - these could be the ultimate!
Mary x

Amber said...

These look delicious!!! I always love a good brownie recipe.

Katrina said...

Those look delicious.

Liz Berg said...

Oh, man...these are a must bake!!!

Krista Low said...

Ok, how can you not want to make a recipe called the ultimate brownies? I have to try them now!

Shannon {Cozy Country Living} said...

Brownies with cream cheese- oh my goodness. These sound amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

Erin said...

I'm always looking for great brownie recipes and this sounds wonderful! It has so much awesomeness packed in it! YUM!

Carol TheAnswerIsChocolate said...

I would crawl through the screen for these! Wanted to let you know I'm featuring them as part of my link party wrap up tomorrow.

Carol TheAnswerIsChocolate said...

Wanted to let you know I'm featuring these as part of my link party wrap up tomorrow!

Kayte said...

I suppose, yes, I do, that I will need to make these for the guys. They will love them, no doubt about it.