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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan of brownies
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 15.9mg; sodium 45.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2013
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. Read More
(22)
532 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
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! Read More
(295)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2011
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. ;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2012
i like it. my name is addison. i am 6 years old. i made it with my nana. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
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) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
I'm not a religious gal - but I said a little prayer after eating this miracle of a frosting. I bet it could make anything taste fabulous... Make sure to work fast though - pour and frost quickly - as I found it started to set as soon as it was out of the pot. Make exactly as the recipe says. I used 'special' dark chocolate chips because I love dark chocolate, but as other reviewers have said, anything will work. Praise the chocolate gods! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
I must admit that I used this recipe to frost two 8" layers of golden cake instead of brownies. It was a simple and delicious recipe! I followed it as written to rave reviews thanks! =) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2013
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. Read More
(22)
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