Buttery Fudgy Brownies


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The perfect brownie with added gourmet touches of homemade cream cheese icicing and chocolate drizzle.

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  • ½ C. butter or margarine
  • 3 oz. Unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 C. all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ C. chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 recipe Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting with Drizzles (follows)

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In a medium saucepan melt butter or margarine and unsweetened chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; cool. Meanwhile, grease an 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside.  Stir sugar into chocolate mixture in saucepan.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating by hand just till combined.  Stir in vanilla. In a small mixing bowl, stir together flour and baking soda.  Add flour mixture to a chocolate mixture; stir just till combined.  Stir in nuts, if desired.  Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven, allowing 30 minutes for an 8 inch pan or 25 minutes for a 9 inch pan.  Cool on rack. Before serving: if desired, frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting, then spoon or pipe with chocolate drizzle and/or white chocolate drizzle.

Makes 16 bars.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting with Drizzles


½ C. semisweet chocolate pieces

1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

2 to 4 Tbs. powdered sugar

1 recipe Chocolate Drizzle and/or White Chocolate Drizzle (recipe follows)


Frosting:  In a small saucepan, melt semisweet chocolate pieces over low heat, stirring constantly.  Cool.  In a small mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese and sugar.  Stir in chocolate till smooth.  Spread frosting over cooled brownies.  Let frosting set, then top with Chocolate and/or White chocolate Drizzles, if desired. Chocolate Drizzle:  In a small saucepan combine 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, 2 Tbs. margarine or butter, and 2 Tbs. milk.  Stir constantly over low heat till melted.  Remove from heat.  Stir in 1 C. sifted powdered sugar and ½ tsp. vanilla, beating till smooth.

White chocolate Drizzle:

Prepare Chocolate Drizzle, substituting 1 oz. white baking chips (1/4 C.) for the unsweetened chocolate.

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