Old-Fashioned Frosted Brownies

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The following is a guest post by Misty Nagel

Ever find yourself needing to make a dessert for a special occasion? No easy pre-packaged mix in your pantry and no time to run to the store?

This recipe could quite easily step in to save you – most people have these ingredients readily at hand.

These brownies are my mother’s favorite and remind me of hot summer evenings when we snacked on these cakey bars to the sound of crickets chirping outside and the fans swirling warm air inside.

These brownies are made with Hershey’s syrup , so they are milk-chocolate flavored and could almost past for a Texas sheet cake! They are very sweet and so easy you can have them made and ready to serve within an hour.




1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
4 eggs
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 16oz. can Hershey Syrup


  • In a large bowl, mix sugar and softened butter until smooth.
  • Add eggs and stir well until combined.
  • Add flour and chocolate syrup and mix only until mixture comes together, do not overbeat. The butter will not fully blend in but that’s ok.
  • Pour batter into a 9×13 greased pan and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.While brownies are cooling prepare the frosting.


3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 Tbsp. cream
1 tsp. vanilla


  • Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan.
  •  Remove from heat and stir in 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder until a paste is formed.
  •  Add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 6 Tbsp. cream and 1 tsp. vanilla.
  • Whisk until smooth and glossy.
  • Spread evenly over cooled brownies.
  • Cover with plastic wrap until ready to be served.
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Misty is a mother of three  young boys, a wife of 16 years and sharer of recipes, photos and stories at her blog mistysmornings.com.

P.S. Have a sweet tooth? Don’t miss these easy dessert ideas, perfect for sharing with others or surprising your own family!



  1. These look and sound SO delicious! I can’t wait to try them with my children. I know they’ll love them! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!”

  2. Oh my yum. I remember these from when I was a kid but have never tried to recreate them. Now I will.

  3. We make these whenever we have company. Always a huge hit!

  4. Judy @ Contented at Home says

    Saving this recipe for my 13yo daughter, who LOVES to make brownies!

  5. These look awesome! They’ve been pinned to give it a whirl sometime very soon. Just stopping by from The Mommy Club link up. You have a great blog that I’m super excited to get connected to!

  6. If I make these, do I really have to share? They look so good. I am a new follower of your cute blog. Patsy

  7. These look SO delicious!

  8. Karren Haller says

    Thank you for stopping by to share your post, I appreciate your visit and hope to see you again. I am now following on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  9. Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom says


    Thanks for stopping by Free and Fun Friday!

  10. Frances Thompson says

    These look so delicious!! Brownies are my all time favourite naughty treat so I must make these! #justanotherlinky

  11. Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂

  12. Valerie Murray says

    These look so yummy! They remind me of my favorite Mississippi Mudpie 😉 #Mom2Mom

  13. These just look so tasty and delicious!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with #justanotherlinky

  14. Something Crunchy Mummy says

    Oh my these look amazing!! Thanks for sharing on #justanotherlinky x

  15. Karen Del Tatto says

    These sound delicious!!!

    My grandma used to make a molasses sheet cake that had the best chocolate frosting. Her recipe book got misplaced after she died. I’ve been trying to recreate ever since.

    Not that these brownies are molasses cake, but they sure remind me of that cake. I’ll have to try the recipe out!

  16. Jaime Wiebel says

    Looks so Yummy I pinned this right away to keep this for a cool fall afternoon! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Yum! My children love brownies and these look delicious. I think we’ll have to make them today for an after school snack. Thank you for sharing at the #Made4Kids Link Party!

  18. Lyli @3dlessons4life.com says

    Dianna, welcome to Thought-Provoking Thursday! These brownies look delicious. 🙂

  19. Yum! These look great! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

  20. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing with the #GoodFriendsFriday linky. Looking forward to seeing what you share on our new post up today!

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