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Classic Chocolate Frosting
As I type this post, I am sitting at table in my house with my brothers and dad playing monopoly.

Yup. Monopoly. Old school style.

And it is awesome.

Sometimes, simple and old school is just perfect.

Which is why I have to share this frosting.

Simple, old school and perfect.

You will need… 

1 cup butter (2 sticks), at room temperature.
2/3 cup cocoa powder


3 tablespoons whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar

Start by combing the butter and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix it together on high speed.



Then, with the mixer on a medium speed mix in the milk and vanilla.


With the mixer on slow, add in the sugar until it is as sweet as you like it.



Use frosting as desired. Or just eat it like that.


Love and Beer Floats
Angela  

Classic Chocolate Frosting
1 cup butter (2 sticks), at room temperature.
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar

Start by combing the butter and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix it together on high speed.
Then, with the mixer on a medium speed mix in the milk and vanilla.
With the mixer on slow, add in the sugar until it is as sweet as you like it.
Use frosting as desired. Or just eat it like that. 
Mint Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Frosting

Even though my day job has stresses, like pretty much every other person on this planet, even on the worst days I work at a great company with great people.

It is also a company with awesome perks. We have an awesomely relaxed work environment. One where there is a gym on site, a rocking patio with fire pits and in close proximity the beach. We can wear whatever we want to work and can make our spaces our own. But most importantly, we throw rocking parties.

Tonight was our annual holiday party complete with lots of booze, good food and free stuff.

Well guess who has two thumbs and won something tonight.

This girl.

I was the lucky winner of a primo parking spot at work. Like, super primo. For a whole year. Three hundred and sixty five days, minus weekends and holidays, of up front parking.

Score.

Thank you Quiksilver. For being awesome. For giving me super awesome parking, and for eating all my treats when I bring them to work. 

Just like these tasty morsels that they destroyed.

You will need…

Brownies:
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour


¾ cup cocoa powder


½ teaspoon baking powder


1 cup butter (2 sticks)


2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces (1 pack) mint chocolate chips


Frosting:
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup cocoa powder


2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green sprinkles (optional)

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.

Then in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with a hand mixer, blend together the 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy.


While you are slowly mixing, add in the eggs one at a time.


Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.


Then mix together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and sift it slowly into the wet mixture.


Mix in the chocolate mint chips until completely combined.


Pour into a 9 x 13 inch buttered baking dish.


Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Set aside to cool.

While the brownies are cooling, mix together the remaining butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.





When completely blended and the brownies have completely cooled, use a spatula to evenly spread the frosting.


Top with green sprinkles.


Cut and serve.


Love and Beer Floats
Angela  

Mint Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Frosting
Brownies:
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces (1 pack) mint chocolate chips

Frosting:
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green sprinkles (optional)

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Then in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with a hand mixer, blend together the 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
While you are slowly mixing, add in the eggs one at a time.
Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Then mix together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and sift it slowly into the wet mixture.
Mix in the chocolate mint chips until completely combined.
Pour into a 9 x 13 inch buttered baking dish.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
While the brownies are cooling, mix together the remaining butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
When completely blended and the brownies have completely cooled, use a spatula to evenly spread the frosting.
Top with green sprinkles.
Cut and serve.