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Lazy Daisy Brownies

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1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1-2/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup melted butter
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
6 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
chocolate curls

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Lazy Daisy Brownies

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About This Recipe

“Lazy Daisy” is a term used to describe a type of frosting that is easy to make, and therefore considered “lazy” by some folks. Of course, baking anything from scratch could never be considered lazy, no matter who you are. The frosting is simply mixed and spread on the cake, then broiled. That’s less work? I think not.

Lazy Daisy frosting is more like a sticky topping than a frosting. It melts into these brownies, helping them keep their creamy consistency. And the coconut, nuts, and cream in the topping is a simply sublime combination.

The brownies, too, are special, because the sugar is melted into the butter mixture before the eggs and flour are added. This ensures that the brownies will be velvety smooth, with no sugar crystals.

All in all, this is one of the best brownie recipes ever.



Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a 13” x 9” pan with unsalted butter or spray with nonstick baking spray containing flour; set aside.


In a large saucepan, combine ½ cup butter, vegetable oil, 1 cup sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, and ¼ cup water and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, until the sugar dissolves.


Remove the mixture from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.


Then beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until smooth. Add 1 tablespoons vanilla and mix. Then stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix just until combined. Stir in the milk chocolate chips and 2/3 cup chopped walnuts.


Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 50 to 60 minutes or until the brownies are just set. Cool on a wire rack while you prepare the topping.


In a medium bowl, combine ¾ cup melted butter, 2/3 cup walnuts, 1/3 cup sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, coconut, heavy cream, and 2 teaspoons vanilla and mix well.


Carefully spoon this mixture over the brownies. Gently spread the topping using an offset spatula, being careful not to tear the brownies.


Preheat the oven to broil. Place the brownies about 6” from the heat source. Broil for 2 to 5 minutes, watching constantly, until the frosting bubble all over its surface.


Remove the brownies from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares to serve.


Linda has a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition with High Distinction from the University of Minnesota. Linda has written 37 cookbooks (and Medical Ethics for Dummies) since 2005.

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