Wednesdays Unplugged – Chocolate Syrup Brownies

“Chocolate is happiness that you can eat.” – Ursula Kohaupt

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, along with an update and photos of what has been going on in our lives. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

This picture of our snow-capped grill with green grass coming up through the snow exemplifies this crazy spring. One week we broke out the grill to cook burgers in the 88-degree heat… the next week it snowed…


I first made these brownies more than 50 years ago, when I got the recipe from my college roommate. I hadn’t made them in a long time and made them this week because they are our daughter’s favorite… rich, but oh so good…


  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup (16 ounce can)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)
  • Pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.

Add flour, syrup and nuts if desired. Mix well and pour into 13 x 9 inch pan coated with non-stick spray.

Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine butter, suage and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Let boil 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from stove and add chocolate chips.

Beat until smooth and frost brownies. Frosting will harden ON brownies.

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