Chocolate Frosted Brownies


It’s February 1st so that means it’s time to say we had a good four week run on the diet plan and now back to real life and real food. I’m only kidding. We should always try to eat healthy but I do also believe life needs desserts sometimes. Desserts like these over-the-top, utterly decadent and seriously delicious Chocolate Frosted Brownies! These aren’t just your normal everyday brownie. These brownies are extra chocolatey, perfectly chewy and irresistibly fudgy and one taste will leave you smitten. This is how we do Valentines Day.

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These brownies are a chocolate lovers dream! The brownies are made with both unsweetened and sweetened chocolate and then they’re finished with a cocoa buttercream frosting. Now if only they could be healthy so I could eat them every day of my life. These are a diet buster, treat yourself kind of dessert but they’re worth every calorie. Make them for your friends then save a one for yourself. I’m mean don’t you just want to sink your teeth into one now?? This Valentines day, you definitely need to try these brownies! This is what holidays are made for! There’s a a whole lot of chocolatey goodness packed into each luxurious bite.

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Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Yield: About 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 2 oz . unsweetened chocolate , chopped
  • 4 oz . semi-sweet chocolate , chopped
  • 3/4 cup (160g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (73g) all-purpose flour


  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp (20g) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup (56g) salted butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) half and half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish, line with two sheets of parchment paper while leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides. Butter parchment paper.
  2. Add butter, unsweetened chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate to a large microwave safe mixing bowl. Heat in microwave in 20 second intervals stirring well between intervals until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly. Mix in granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt. Mix in eggs one at a time then blend in egg yolk and vanilla. Mix in flour. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 28 - 33 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out with crumbs (there may be a little batter but it should be thick and nearly set). Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack (I like to cover the pan with plastic wrap about halfway through cooling so they don't dry at all).
  3. For the frosting:
  4. In a medium mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer blend together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, butter half and half and vanilla. Add in a little more half and half, 1 tsp at a time, to thin if needed. Mix until frosting is slightly fluffy. Spread over cooled brownies then lift brownies out using parchment overhang. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container (these are pretty rich which is why I listed so many servings for this small pan size).
  5. Recipe source: brownie portion adapted with slight changes from the kitchn


  • Paige: These brownies look incredible! I need to make them f or Sunday!

    Paige February 2, 2017 at 4:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Let me know what you think – thanks Paige! February 16, 2017 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: Such gorgeous brownies, that chocolate frosting is everything! :) February 2, 2017 at 6:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! February 7, 2017 at 11:00am Reply

  • Juliana Ramsey: Hey Jaclyn, I do not own a 8”by8” pan:( Could I use a 6” square pan?? February 2, 2017 at 8:32pm Reply

  • Supriya Kutty: Can’t wait after seeing this pictures. It’s watering my mouth. I’ll try this weekend. Thank you so much for this brownies. February 3, 2017 at 4:03am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Please let me know what you think! I hope they are enjoyed! February 3, 2017 at 10:20am Reply

    • Supriya Kutty: yeah it was amazing. February 7, 2017 at 2:26am Reply

  • Anna: You read my mind this morning! I was thinking of what I want to make for my coworkers for Valentines Day this year – and I came up with frosted brownies! Thanks, will try. February 3, 2017 at 4:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love them Anna! February 3, 2017 at 10:19am Reply

  • Juliana Ramsey: Hey Jaclyn, this is an update from my previous post. I made a full recipe and spread it evenly between 2- 6″ square pans. Just in case someone doesn’t have a 8″, the 6″ works great!! We are going to eat these after dinner! Also made another batch of your Blondies!!Oh and I did not eat the crumbs off the toothpick at all after I stuck it in the brownies, just in case you were wondering ;) February 3, 2017 at 9:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I didn’t get to your comment in time Juliana! I am so glad it worked. Also eating the crumbs off the toothpick is a must! ;) February 3, 2017 at 10:22am Reply

  • charlie: like always your recipes makes me crave whatever you have made! these brownies looks absolutely delicious! February 4, 2017 at 4:07am Reply

  • Sara | Last Night’s Feast: The frosting looks so delicious and creamy! February 4, 2017 at 1:07pm Reply

  • Estella C.: I made this recipe twice over the last weekend. They were delicious, and all my relatives loved them. My aunt declared them the best brownies she had ever had. February 6, 2017 at 3:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad they were enjoyed Estella! February 7, 2017 at 10:52am Reply

  • Megha: I loved the way you styled them with those berries. They look totally mouthwatering. March 7, 2017 at 12:24pm Reply

  • Luke: Hi there

    Just found this site from Pinterest and glad I stopped by, you have quite the collection im sure ill be looking through until 6am.

    A quick question, what sort of camera are you using? Hopefully its not some giant piece of hardware but it would be nice to keep a collection of photos of things I try :)

    Thanks in advance March 27, 2017 at 11:43am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Luke! I use a Canon 5D Mark III. :) March 27, 2017 at 12:11pm Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: Who doesn’t love a good frosted brownie??? April 5, 2017 at 12:36pm Reply

  • Luke: Hello
    Keen to try these and impress the work buddies but im in Australia and stuck trying to find this “half and half”.

    What is an equivalent I could use?

    Thanks in advance May 31, 2017 at 12:12am Reply

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