Happy first day of fall! Iced chocolate brownies are perfect for fall because they literally match the season with their rich brown color. It’s a family favorite recipe that is so delicious, easy to make and totally from scratch. You cannot ever go wrong with chocolate frosted brownies. A real crowd pleaser. And what’s even better? The recipe is not at all a new one. I’m talking the old fashioned iced fudge brownie recipe that your grandmothers and great-grandmothers would make!
Temple Brownies Are The Iced Chocolate Brownies Perfect For Fall
If you follow me on Instagram then you may have noticed that my oldest son and I went on a youth temple trip last week. (I serve in the young women’s presidency of our church.) Temple trips are an amazing time when the teen girls and boys of our faith spend an evening in the baptistry. Each time I go as a leader I’m reminded of Marilee’s temple brownies, because they were a traditional treat to eat on temple trips.
Old Fashioned Iced Fudge Brownies
Marilee Sylvester was a dear friend of my grandparents. Back in the day, before the St. Louis Temple was built, temple patrons had to travel all the way to Chicago to attend the temple. (Before Chicago it was Washington D.C. and before that it was Salt Lake City.) Church members would travel all together on one big bus and Marilee would always make her delicious chocolate frosted brownies for the trip. Thus the spectacular iced chocolate brownies became known as Marilee’s Temple Brownies. And are these old fashioned iced fudge brownies ever delicious!
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I’m so thankful that my Nana passed her copy of Marilee’s ice chocolate brownies onto me. It’s a recipe that I love to make and it’s full of so many fond memories. Plus, it’s the perfect fall recipe!
Marilee’s Temple Brownies Recipe
Ingredients for the brownies:
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 6 heaping tablespoons cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
That’s all you need to make old fashioned brownies!
What you’ll do to make the old fashioned brownies:
- In a medium sized bowl cream sugar and butter together.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- Add flour with spoon a little at a time.
- Add cocoa.
- Pour into greased and floured 9×13 pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
- Cool and ice.
Iced Chocolate Brownies Icing Recipe
Get ready because this is what really makes the chocolate frosted brownies happen!
Ingredients for the brownie frosting:
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 box powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 heaping tablespoons cocoa
What you’ll do to make the brownie frosting:
- Melt butter and pour into a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Add milk, powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla.
- Mix well.
- Ice brownies.
There you have it. Old fashioned iced fudge brownies that are so very delicious, easy to make and the perfect fall recipe!
Mmmm. Brownie frosting is the best.
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