Family recipe - original source unknown
1 cup butter, melted (must be butter)
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 325.
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into 9x13 inch brownie pan and bake 30-40 min or unti toothpick comes out clean.
Let brownies cool and then with chocolate frosting (recipe below).
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cream (substitutes do not work)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Mix together cream and sugars. Bring to a boil & boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
Add chocolate chips, cover, and walk away. In about 20 minutes, uncover and stir. Keep uncovered. Walk away again.
Let stand to thicken, stirring occasionally.
Frost brownies when the frosting has reached your desired thickness.
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