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Big Easy Brownies

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Everyone will be cheering you when you bake up a batch of our "salute to New Orleans" Big Easy Brownies. Whether for game-watching, movie night, a potluck or bake sale, these awesome brownies will always score you big points!

Makes: 24
Cooking Time: 25 min

What You'll Need:

  • 1 (18.3-ounce) package fudge brownie mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • What To Do:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Stir 1/2 cup pecans and the chocolate chips into prepared batter.
     
  • Bake as directed, 25 to 30 minutes; cool completely.
     
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine heavy cream, butter, and brown sugar, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
     
  • Whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Cool 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • Pour frosting evenly over brownies. Sprinkle remaining pecans over top. Allow to stand 30 to 45 minutes, or until frosting is set.
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