Little debbie brownies

I loved all “Little Debbie” treats when I was little, especially the brownies! That weird frosting on top was awesome! It is funny how all the stuff you love when you were little was so appealing (twinkies and hostess stuff, boxed mac and cheese etc). Then as you when.. Ahem… Get older, it’s not so appealing. Do the formulas change for the treats or is it more our tastes change? Anyways, now, I like to make homemade versions these treats… And today, it is the Little Debbie brownies. They are very fudgy and soft. The frosting is a ganache..(melted chocolate chips and heavy cream). I can’t find a way to duplicate her frosting.

And, btw, is there really a little debbie?

Ingredients

  • 10 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 3 tbs baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tbs corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8×8 pan with baking spray or butter spray. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add cocoa. Mix in eggs, yolk, corn syrup and vanilla. Fold in flour, cornstarch and salt. Spread into pan (mixture is thick). Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions –microwave chips in a microwave safe bowl for one minute. In a separate microwave safe container, microwave heavy cream. Pour cream over chipa and let stand 10 minutes. Stir smooth and spread over brownies.

Store in covered container.

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