River Road Brownies

This recipe comes from the Baton Rouge Jr. League Cookbook, "Second Helping".
I cut these into 1 1/2 inch squares, and they were some of the best little brownie bites I've eaten.

River Road Brownies
Baton Rouge Jr. League, Baton Rouge, LA
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1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sifted flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until mixed well with butter and sugar mixture. Add all dry ingredients, just until incorporated. Fold in nuts.
Pour into foil lined, greased 8 inch square pan.
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.

Chocolate Butter Frosting

1 1/2 squares unsweetened chocolate (1 1/2 oz)
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk or cream

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Combine chocolate mixture with remaining ingredients, beat until thoroughly blended.

Frost cooled brownies, cut when cooled completely. Yields about 2-3 dozen bite sized pieces.


  1. Yummy! What a view. They look sooo good!

  2. These frosted brownies are calling my name! I might even make some tonight.

    1. These are the best moist frosted brownies I've ever made or eaten in my life! I pushed some leftover Easter candy throughout (Nestle caramel center eggs). This is my new go to brownie recipe. Thanks!

  3. You have so many good brownie recipes! If you had to choose JUST ONE...what would it be?

    1. Hi Anon, I am a brownie lover, for sure. My favorite go-to brownie is the Cook's Illustrated Classic. I've been making it for years. It's just the right combo of a fudgey-cakey brownie. Here's the link:

  4. These brownies look amazing!! I am a newbie to your blog and I'm so glad I found it! =) I invite you to check mine out! I hope you have an amazing Easter weekend!

    -Heidi Harlequin

  5. hi
    I would love to bake these brownies
    I have a question. dont you use baking powder for this recipe?

    1. Hi Mahek, No baking powder or soda in this recipe. They are very dense brownies!


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