I have been hanging on to this dessert recipe to share with you for a few weeks now… not because it isn’t good. These rich and moist brownies are actually really amazing, especially with the creamy chocolate frosting and chopped Diamond walnuts. The reason I haven’t shared this recipe with you yet was because I didn’t want it to get over shadowed by all of the Christmas goodies being shared around the web. Although I would love to eat brownies just about any time of year, they just don’t quite fit into the traditional holiday baking mold like say, eggnog desserts or cut out sugar cookies.
I’ve mentioned on Dine & Dish before that I’m a bit of a brownie snob. I am a purist… I don’t like things mixed in to my brownies that don’t belong. However, I LOVE brownies with toppings like this recipe. I took a brownie recipe I love and adapted it by replacing some ingredients with some vanilla Greek yogurt. Then I topped it with the most amazing, rich chocolate frosting and walnuts…the same topping I use on my Texas sheet cake recipe. I just can’t even get over how good it is.
So, now that Christmas is over and before you all start your “I’m going to be good and healthy in 2014” resolutions, I think you need a little brownie love in your life, don’t you? Add some ice cream to really be naughty. Enjoy!
Decadent Frosted Brownies
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
For the frosting:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup miniature marshmallow
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Diamond Chopped Walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, vegetable oil, greek yogurt and vanilla. Mix well
- Add in dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clear. Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before cutting.
For the frosting:
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir in sugar and milk, and bring to a boil, stirring.
- Allow the mixture to boil for one minute, stirring the entire time. Remove from heat.
- Stir in milk chocolate chips and marshmallows until melted.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Quickly pour over brownies (or spread if it gets too thick).
- Top generously with chopped walnuts and serve!
Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Diamond Nuts. I’m honored to be a compensated part of the Diamond Nuts blogger ambassador program. All opinions expressed are my own.