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Decadent brownies

Decadent brownies

Makes 80 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1, 16-ounce can chocolate syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Icing ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Beat the sugar and butter with a mixer; add the chocolate syrup and one egg at a time, continue beating until you add all of the eggs; stir in the flour; pour into a 9 x 13-inch greased pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or, if using a jelly roll pan, bake for 20 minutes.

Icing directions

  1. Heat the butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan; stir constantly until it starts to boil and then time mixture for 1 minute.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate chips; beat until smooth and pour over the brownies.
  3. Let cool before cutting into squares.

Chocolate caramel pretzels

Makes 24 servings


  • 1 package of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package of caramels, wrappers removed
  • 1 package of large pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups of finely chopped pecans or almonds


  1. Melt the caramels and stir until smooth; stick one end of a pretzel into the caramel and then place on waxed paper to harden; continue doing this until all of the pretzels are coated with caramel.
  2. Next, dip the caramel ends into the melted chocolate until the caramel is covered, you will only see the chocolate.
  3. Sprinkle the chocolate ends with chopped nuts while the chocolate is still soft.

Note: Pretzels may be decorated with sprinkles after dipping in chocolate.

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