Red, White, and Blue Brownies

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So pretty. So patriotic. So easy.

White Frosting
Red and Blue Berries

You could make brownies from a mix.
I actually quite enjoy brownies from a mix. So easy. So fast. So chocolaty.
I usually add chocolate chips to the mix to make them even chocolatier.
I'm sure that is a word.

You could use white frosting from a can.
But why?

If you have time and desire...
make these.

At least make the frosting.

It won't take much longer
they'll taste so much better.
Totally worth the extra few minutes and effort.

Chocolate Brownies

3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine eggs, oil, vanilla, and milk. Add sugar and powdered sugar. Mix well. Stir in cocoa, salt, and flour. Mix just until smooth. Add chocolate chips. Grease bottom only of an 8 or 9-inch  square dish. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes for the 8-inch dish or 35 minutes for a 9-inch dish. Allow to cool before frosting.

White Frosting

3/4 cup butter, soft
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Butter must be very soft but not melted. Combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth, creamy, light, and fluffy. Add more milk until it is the consistency that you like. I prefer it to be very soft. Pile on top of brownies and decorate with red raspberries and blueberries and sliced strawberries.


  1. That looks really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've always wanted to try making my own frosting.