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Brownie Frosting Recipe
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Brownie Frosting

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"This frosting comes from my Mom. You can use it on made-from-scratch brownies, or give boxed brownies a special touch. Very rich and VERY good!"

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch pan of brownies Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Combine the milk, butter, and sugar together in a saucepan and bring to a boil; allow to cook at a rolling boil for 30 seconds and immediately remove from heat. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla to the milk mixture and stir until the chips are completely melted. Pour immediately over warm brownies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2009

This is a thick, glossy, fudge-like frosting, perfect, I agree, for brownies, though I used it to frost My Mom's Chocolate Cake, also from this site. I prepared this exactly as written and found both the ingredients and the directions to be spot on. Hubs called this frosting a cross between a truffle and fudge. I just call it darn good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2013

I have used this before but I do not remember it being this grainy. I think 1 & a 1/2 cups of sugar is asking a lot for just one cup of chocolate chips. It's really sweet, sets nicely (especially overnight), and is perfect for brownies.


387 Ratings

Jan 30, 2011

I submitted this recipe and I cannot stress enough how you need to make sure it is boiling properly and for the time specified. Also, the frosting won't separate from the brownie if you put it on when the brownies are still warm. My habit with making this is to put all the ingredients into the pot that need to boil together while the brownies bake. I also put the cup of chocolate chips in the measuring cup and add the splash of vanilla (otherwise I forget it) to that cup. As soon as I mix in the chocolate chips, I pour it over the brownies. I never have problems with separation. It amazes me the ways people have used this frosting and the variations they have found work for them. I can honestly say it never occurred to me to use this on anything other than brownies, and my Mom was equally shocked when I told her people use it on other things! Thanks for giving ME ideas for ways to use this. I do have a friend who refers to the brownies I make with this frosting as "brudge" -- a combination of brownie and fudge. ;-)

Jun 17, 2010

Holy cow! Fudge on top of brownies. How much better could it get? This frosting is like a light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth fudge. The word I would use to describe it is "confection." I missed the part where it said that it frosts a 9x13 inch pan of brownies, and used it to frost an 8x8 inch pan. Whoopsie, my bad! Ok not really, I love frosting.....Anyways, follow the recipe to a tee and you will be delighted!

Mar 08, 2011

Appropriate recipe re-naming? Chocolate Brownie CRAAAAAAACK. Awesome. Really awesome. And not only is this recipe awesome, it's really easy. Not that you could make a great brownie better but this totally does it. CRACK, I tells ya!

Jun 15, 2009

This was a great old-fashioned frosting! It worked fine to use confectioner's sugar (what I had on hand) I also used 1/3c chocolate chips, 1/3c peanut butter chips & 1/3c toffee pieces in place of 1 cup chocolate chips. The peanut butter chips melted differently than the chocolate, so I threw in 2 tbs peanut butter as well. It suited my needs perfectly, and I could tell it'd make a great chocolate frosting (as intended in the original recipe)

Jan 19, 2010

This is the *perfect* frosting for brownies! Thick, fudgey, and wonderful. The husband and kids raved about it. It does set up thick like fudge which is what I was looking for. I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfectly smooth. I poured it over brownies in a 9x13 pan - will definately be making again!

Feb 08, 2011

A nice rich frosting, I used it to frost eclairs. I made 1.5 times the recipe for a 9x13. The chocolate chips didn't entirely melt but that gave it a nice slight crunch.


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  • Calories
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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