Brownies

Picnics, family reunions, summer bbqs, potlucks – what do they all have in common?  Food, lots of food, delicious food, gooey & chewy food and there is a good chance there are brownies there.

These are dense & chewy brownies; better the 2nd day and completely non-dairy.  My taste-testers (including me) loved these.  I hope you do too.

Brownies

Brownies

1/2 cup (one stick) Earth Balance*

1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco*

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 cups flour

3 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups egg whites (or 4 eggs)

1/4 tsp salt

4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp coffee extract (optional)

1 package non-dairy chocolate chips

Frosting

1/4 cup butter flavored Crisco or soft Earth Balance

1/2 + 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used cashew)

1/4 heaping cup of cocoa powder

3-4 cups powdered sugar

dash salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 tsp coffee extract (optional)

 

 

Preheat oven to 350*; grease pan; flour greased pan (helps brownies not stick); set aside.  Cream ‘Butter’ & Sugar together; add extracts and cocoa powder to creamed sugar and whisk until smooth.  Whisk in 2 cups flour until smooth.  Add one bag of non-dairy chocolate chips, mix well.  Pour into prepared pan; smooth; bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes; check at 20 minutes and every 5 minutes thereafter until cooked through.

While brownies are cooking, make frosting:  Combine “milk” and “Butter”/Crisco; add cocoa powder and extracts; mix well.  Add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth and no lumps.

Cool brownies completely.  Spread with frosting & let harden; slice & enjoy.

 

Grease pan

Grease pan

Flour greased pan

Flour greased pan

Greased & Floured Pan (helps brownies not stick)

Greased & Floured Pan (helps brownies not stick); set aside

Cream 'Butter' & Sugar together

Cream ‘Butter’ & Sugar together

Add extracts and cocoa powder to creamed sugar;

Add extracts and cocoa powder to creamed sugar;

whisk until smooth.

whisk until smooth.

Whisk in 2 cups flour

Whisk in 2 cups flour

whisk till smooth

whisk till smooth

Add one bag of non-dairy chocolate chips

Add one bag of non-dairy chocolate chips

mix well.

mix well.

Pour into prepared pan.

Pour into prepared pan.

smooth; bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes; check at 20 and every 5 minutes until cooked through

smooth; bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes; check at 20 and every 5 minutes until cooked through

While brownies are cooking, make frosting

While brownies are cooking, make frosting

add cocoa powder and extracts

add cocoa powder and extracts

add powdered sugar

add powdered sugar

Whisk until smooth and no lumps

Whisk until smooth and no lumps

Cool brownies completely.

Cool brownies completely.

Spready with frosting & let harden

Spread with frosting & let harden

Slice & enjoy.

 

* I prefer half Earth Balance and half Crisco – the reason is all Earth Balance makes my baking more rock solid than I like – using half of each of these makes it a texture & density more like butter would.

If you have a go to vegan “egg” substitute you could try it – I don’t know how they would turn out, so if you do make these with an egg substitute, let me know how they turn out.

How do you like your brownies?  Comment & let me know.

 

 

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