Special Brownies

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 850
Yield: 9 - 10 dozen


4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, divided
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Buttercream Frosting:
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in a 4-cup microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High until melted. Add sugar, eggs, and flour, and mix well. Stir in pecans. Spoon into a greased 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until brownies pull away from side of dish. Let stand until cool. Spread Buttercream Frosting over the top. Chill in refrigerator.

Melt remaining 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan, stirring to mix well. Pour over Buttercream Frosting, tilting the pan so the chocolate mixture will spread evenly. Let stand until cool. Cut into bite-size pieces.

Buttercream Frosting:
Beat butter in mixer bowl until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla, and beat until smooth.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 850
Calories from Fat: 411

This Special Brownies recipe is from the Best of the Best from the East Coast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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