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Sour Cream Brownies



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1 cup water
1 1/2 cups butter, divided
6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 carton (8 oz.) sour cream
2 eggs
4 cups powdered sugar
6 tbsp. milk
1 cup chopped nuts


  1. 1
    In a medium saucepan, combine water, 1 cup of the butter and 3 tbsp. of the cocoa powder. Cook and stir until boiling. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  2. 2
    In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 3
    In a large mixing bowl, combine sour cream and eggs. Beat well. Add hot cocoa mixture; beat well. Add the flour mixture to sour cream mixture; beat until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 15"x10" baking pan. Bake at 350° F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
  4. 4
    In small mixing bowl, beat remaining 1/2 cup butter for 30 seconds. Stir together powdered sugar and remaining 3 tbsp. cocoa powder. Add powdered sugar mixture alternately with milk to butter, beating well after each addition. Spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle chopped nuts over frosting. Cut into bars.

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