Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Brownie Heaven!

I have seen the following recipe on two different blogs, Picky Palate and Kevin and Amanda and I've tried the recipe both ways. Although both are out-of-this world wonderful, I prefer the one from Picky Palate.

The best thing about this recipe is that each cook can decide for herself (or himself, as the case may be) what special ingredients they want to include. Kind of a "make your own signature" dessert, if you know what I mean.

The list of ingredients is fairly simple: one brownie mix, oil, eggs, chocolate chips, hot fudge topping and ice cream. It kind of screams wonderful right there, doesn't it?

How you make this your own recipe is by choosing your favorite brownie mix, hot fudge topping(I used dark chocolate - OH. MY. GOODNESS!), semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (heck, I'm thinking peanut butter chips or mint chocolate chips would work depending on your favorite ice cream), and your choice of ice cream (I used chocolate fudge brownie ice cream this time but I used cookies 'n cream ice cream another time.)

First you stir the brownie mix together with 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of canola or vegetable oil. Mix it by hand but be warned that it is a VERY thick batter.

To that mixture, add a heaping 1/2 cup of your favorite ice cream (I just measured 3/4 cup ice cream. After all, wouldn't that be a heaping 1/2 cup???), 1/4 cup hot fudge topping and 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips.

It will take some muscle to mix it altogether but you'll get it done.

Spread the brownie mix into an 8x8 inch baking dish* that has been coated very well with non-stick cooking spray. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F. oven for 45-50 minutes or until the brownies test done using the toothpick method.

*If you prefer thinner brownies I'm sure it would be perfectly fine to spread the mixture in a sprayed 9 x 13 inch pan but the baking time would need adjusting.

Cool, cut into bars and enjoy!

Note: Amanda spread half the mixture in her pan, added a layer of whole Oreo cookies, then spread the remaining half of the brownie mixture over the Oreos before she baked them. The first time I tried the recipe I did it that way. They were delicious but I just prefer the brownies without the added Oreos. Go figure!

Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

1 box brownie mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
3/4 cup of your favorite ice cream
1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup hot fudge topping (chilled)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl mix the brownie mix, 2 eggs and oil until combined. Add ice cream, hot fudge topping and chocolate chips. Mix in until evenly distributed. Spread in an 8x8 inch baking dish that has been generously sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake brownies for 45-50 minutes or until they test done with a toothpick.

Cool completely, cut into bars and serve.


  1. What a fun twist on brownies....icecream? YUM!!

  2. These sound sinful...and I love dark chocolate too. Must try them!

    Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

  3. Knock Knock...Knock Knock...
    Is this Brownie Heaven? Can I come in?

    Oh my how sinful this smells and looks. I could smell it clear out here in Phoenix, and I am so hungry for a brownie now, and sadly it isn't even 7am in the morning. Do you think I could have a brownie breakfast today?

    Hope your weather is nice and that Fall is coming. We actually had a little rain here in the desert yesterday and are expecting some more today. We so need the rain here.

    Have a gorgeous day, and I bet you can guess what I just added to the grocery list? MMmmmmmm.

    Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

  4. Now THAT sounds like something my sweet-tooth hubby would love! :-)

  5. Oh my goodness that sounds so good! I will look that one back up when I get my uncontrollable sweet tooth and NEED chocolate - it happens once a month :)

  6. Ohmigosh, this I have to try. It sounds more decadent than the brownies with a layer of Hershey bars in the middle. Thanks!

  7. When I'm ready to fix a deliciously wicked dessert for guests I will be sure and remember this one. Sounds almost devine :o)

  8. P.S. HAD to share this....the verification word on my comment above on this dessert was "fleshl". Made me laugh!!!

  9. OH MY WORD!!! I just gained 5 lbs.
    That looks delicious!

  10. You had me at ice cream!

  11. Wow, does that sound yummy! I am going to have to try this one. (It is low-fat, right? LOL)

  12. Making brownies with ice cream! Sign me up, no more low fat sweaty betty crocker brownies for me!

  13. Oh I cannot wait to make this this coming weekend when my son Buddy comes in for a visit. If this won't get him out of the dumps nothing will! Thank you sweet pea for this delictable and yummilicious recipe!

  14. Brownies is the only thing I can bake.. so I will have to give this a try

  15. Oh Good Lord... Those look wonderful!!!

  16. low calorie, right?
    Then i would also like a scoop of ice cream and extra hot fudge on top of my brownie!

  17. oh.... wow! I'm sending my friend Shannon at http://northdakotakitchen.blogspot.com/ the link to this!

  18. yep, she sent me over here (Brownie) these look wonderful, I just love brownies anyway but honey....addin' ice cream and hot fudge mmmmmmm Guess what? I was born in Oklahoma! I know...you needed to know that, my dad grew up there and we still have family there too. He is actually heading back now for a high school reunion in Tulsa. have a great day!

  19. Bob is going to LOVE this.