• Sometimes you just need chocolate. Sometimes baking with your kids can turn a bad day into a great one. Some days you just want brownies. Now, I honestly don’t have much against a good brownie mix, they are easy and awfully convenient. However, as with many things I think making something completely from scratch every now and again will return better results. And for those days I am giving you my go to rich, chewy, delectable, brownie with fudge frosting recipe.

    3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
    1 stick of butter, unsalted
    3 room temperature eggs
    3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    1 cup white sugar
    3/4 cup all purpose flower
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Place the chocolate and the butter into a sauce pan over low heat. Cook until chocolate and butter have melted together, stirring occasionally. Set this aside until cool. I usually put the whole pan in the fridge to help it cool.
    Beat the eggs in a stand mixer until foamy. Add the sugars and mix well. In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
    By this point your chocolate mixture should be at least room temperature. Slowly pour into the egg sugar mixture, with the mixer on low. Stir until the chocolate is all incorporated. Mix in the flour.
    Pour the batter into a buttered rectangular pan.
    Bake at 350 until set.

    As soon as the brownies are out of the oven make the frosting.

    Brownie Frosting:
    6 tablespoons milk
    6 tablespoons softened butter
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Place the milk, butter, and sugar into a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Allow it to boil for about thirty seconds, turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Stir until the chips are well melted and the whole mixture is smooth. Then pour over your warm brownies. Allow it to set for about 15 minutes while your kids help you clean up (especially, the left over batter and frosting from the bowls, which are finger-licking good).  Sit back with a tall glass of milk and enjoy!