Brownies For a Crowd…

But I’ve never been that good at sharing…
I had good intentions. Last week I had just completed my 15 mile long run for my marathon training and was feeling good (If good means hardly able to walk up my stairs).We had a church BBQ and I thought Brownies For a Crowd would be perfect. So I made them…and then we didn’t end up going because my husband had a work function pop up. So Brownies For a Crowd turned out to be Brownies For One. I had a little help from my husband and kids but I did quite a bit of the damage. That’s right, not a single brownie made it out of my house.
Not.  A.  One.
I was expecting more of a chewy brownie so at first I couldn’t decide if I liked them. These are a fudgy brownie that you frost while warm so the frosting turns into more of a glaze. Then I kept eating them and eating them and I decided these fudgy-no-calorie-left-behind brownies were for me. It takes work to earn the name The Girl Who Ate Everything. They were even better the next day after the frosting had sunk in even more.
Overeaters anonymous I think you just welcomed your newest member.

Brownies For a Crowd

Yield: 30 big brownies

Ingredients

    Brownies:
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups of butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups Hershey’s cocoa
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • Frosting:
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • milk

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs with a mixer in a large bowl. Then add sugar, salt, vanilla and beat for 1 minute.
  2. Add melted butter and blend. In another bowl, mix flour and cocoa with a whisk until well blended.
  3. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Spread onto a greased jelly roll pan (12 x 17) and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. You could probably half this recipe and bake it in a 9X13 pan. Cool for 15 minutes and spread with frosting.
  5. For the Frosting: Blend powdered sugar, butter, and cocoa along with enough milk to make the frosting a spreadable consistency. You do not want to add more than 1/2 cup of milk or your frosting will be too wet. You want a thick frosting that's barely spreadable. Spread over the brownies after they had cooled for 15 minutes. Keep spreading as the frosting melts making it even on the brownies. Allow brownies to continue to cool. Makes 30 good sized brownies.

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  1. SO glad you liked them. Your picture is fabulous.

  2. ‘Atta girl…I would have done the same:)

  3. can’t blame ya. these look fab (:

  4. Those look delicious!!! Brownies make the world a better place! lol

  5. Oh my, they do look dangerous!
    They wouldn’t have stood a chance at my house either.

  6. They do look good. I’m glad I can halve or even make a fourth of this recipe! haha

  7. I think you deserve a brownie or 2 after 15 miles! Wow!

  8. 8 eggs?!?! How cow!
    I suppose I will have to try these now ;)

  9. These brownies look simply yummmmm!!!!! Beautiful pics too!

  10. The brownies look yummy! What marathon are you training for? I’m training for my first one in St. George! It’s always fun to find another fellow runner.

  11. I’m doing the St. George one too! I’m just hoping to survive not make a killer time.

  12. OOOH YUMM! These look AMAZING! Gooey and dense. Just the way i like my brownies…..

  13. The 8 eggs is really blowing me away. I keep thinking about it. Despite this I am wanting to try these so bad. I would seriously need to give away 3/4 of the brownies though.

  14. Those look absolutely incredible! Have you ever tried white chocolate brownies? They’re the best!

  15. I’ve made these a couple of times now. They’re great! Except the last time I made them. For a fireside. And forgot to actually put the 2 cups of butter IN the batter. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with them–they tasted okay, just different–until I went to make the glaze and opened the microwave…there was the butter! Ha ha. I glazed them anyway and the next morning, the glaze wouldn’t stick to the brownies. Argh! Couldn’t take that to the fireside, so I traded family for some mixes for the fireside and we ended up enjoying the “ruined” batch SO much that evening. They were like fudge and so good with ice cream! :D

  16. Do you not need any baking powder or soda?

  17. I always get confused when making brownies as to what type of cocoa to use. The kind to make hot chocolate or the unsweetened cocoa?

  18. I always get confused when making brownies as to what type of cocoa to use. The kind to make hot chocolate or the unsweetened cocoa?

  19. Oh ho ho–now those look beautiful. ;D