Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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If you’ve been to my site before you’d know that we are HUGE fans of chocolate… and dessert! SO, today I’m sharing another delicious chocolate treat for you that I think you will love.

Today’s recipe is Homemade Fudgy Brownies with a delicious Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Oh yeah, and it’s topped with mini M&Ms! Talk about delicious, right?! I made these brownies using a new line of products from Mars that I can’t wait to tell you more about, but back to the brownies first. šŸ˜‰ I made these bad boys last week and the entire family loved them! We usually have brownies with ice cream but surprisingly, the kids didn’t even ask for ice cream. I made enough for the kids in my Sunday School class at church for the next day and they gave them a big thumbs up too. These brownies were so moist and soft and the buttercream frosting made them even better. One of the kids in my class remarked that the brownies had a TON of flavor and I told them it was because I made them using Mars’Ā AMERICAN HERITAGEā„¢Ā Chocolate. This chocolateĀ is flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients available during colonialĀ times, including cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise and vanilla.Ā Yup – all those flavors are what made these brownies AMAZING!

Here is the recipe for these Homemade Brownies with Buttercream Frosting:

Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chocolate American Heritage chocolate drink mix
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • ½ American Heritage chocolate bar (grated)
  • 1 tsp. salt
FROSTING:
  • 6 TB unsalted butter, softened
  • Ā¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or ¼ cup chocolate drink)
  • Ā¼ tsp. salt
  • 1Ā¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 TB milk
  • Ā½ tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine chocoalte drink mix, flour, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add softened butter, eggs and vanilla and beat on LOW until well combined. Fold in ½ cup chocolate bar (grated) and mix well (Batter will be lighter than regular brownie mix but will darken when baked).
  2. Spread into a greased 9x13. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. For frosting, mix butter, cocoa, vanilla and salt in a bowl until well combined. Slowly add powdered sugar and milk and beat until well combined. Spread over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with mini M&Ms.

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I used my regular cheese grater to grate the chocolate bar. šŸ˜‰

Homemade Fudgy Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting topped with mini M&Ms - DELICIOUS! { lilluna.com }

Homemade Fudgy Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting topped with mini M&Ms - DELICIOUS! { lilluna.com }

These are the most flavorful brownies I’ve ever tried! Add the chocolate buttercream frosting and mini M&Ms and you’re in chocolate heaven! ;D

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AMERICAN HERITAGEā„¢ Chocolate is an authentic historic line of productsā€”developed from chocolate recipes from the 1750ā€™sā€”that celebrates the important role of chocolate inĀ the lives ofĀ Americans during the 18th century. As I mentioned above, this chocolateĀ is flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients available during colonialĀ times, including cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise and vanillaĀ andĀ was created by Mars Chocolate to help educateĀ consumers about the history of our nation through one of our mostĀ beloved foodsā€”Chocolate!

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Today, AMERICAN HERITAGEā„¢Ā Chocolate is launching at M&Ms World Las Vegas! But, don’t fret – those who are not in or close to Las Vegas can still try these delicious products.Ā AMERICAN HERITAGEā„¢ Chocolate is sold at over 150 fine gift shops at historic sites and museumsĀ in the United States and Canada such as Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Monticello, TheĀ Smithsonian and Parks Canada.

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The products are available in a variety of formats for eating, drinking or baking. Here are the products that will be launching today:

  • Chocolate Sticks: Individually-wrapped single serving chocolate sticks are great for on the goĀ eating or stirring into your favorite hot beverage, 0.42 oz each, suggested retail price $1.50
  • Chocolate Bites: Individually-wrapped, bite-size chocolates come in a keepsake muslin bagĀ and are ideal for eating and sharing, 1.69 oz per bag, suggested retail price $7.50
  • Chocolate Blocks: Two 3-oz chocolate blocks are perfect for grating, chunking, shaving orĀ baking, suggested retail price $12.00
  • Finely Grated Chocolate Drink: A re-sealable canister filled with a 12.72 oz bag of finelyĀ grated chocolate was created for drinking or baking, suggested retail price $22.00

What I love most is that AMERICAN HERITAGEā„¢ Chocolate can be used in recipes replacing semi-sweet chocolate at aĀ one-to-one ratio. For historic and modern-day recipes using AMERICAN HERITAGEā„¢Chocolate,Ā visit www.AmericanHeritageChocolate.com.

I’m SO excited that I was able to try out this new line of products from MARS and cannot wait to use them in even more of my yummy treats! šŸ™‚

ForĀ a complete location listing or to purchase online, please visitĀ www.AmericanHeritageChocolate.com. And for even more information, be sure to check outĀ AMERICAN HERITAGEā„¢ Chocolate on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

If you’re looking for even more delicious treats be sure to go HERE, and for all recipes go HERE.

ENJOY!

Homemade Fudgy Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting topped with mini M&Ms - DELICIOUS!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Holy YUM, Kristyn! That chocolate sounds amazing, and your brownies look so festive with the colorful M&Ms… šŸ™‚

  2. 2

    These look to die for! I’m totally craving brownies now!
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    Wowwie!! These brownies look amazing!!!
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    Holy cow these look amazing! I’m actually still trying to find a brownie recipe that we all like- I can’t wait to try these. Thanks!!
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  5. 5

    Oh, wow, these look delicious! I am a girl who loves her chocolate, so these are right up my alley! Yum!

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    I LOVE spiced chocolate, so this sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it out!!
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