Fourth of July Brownies


I love chocolate. More than most things. But the summer makes me only want citrus and ice cream. Hellooooo Key Limes (coming soon, I promise). And watermelon. And fizzy summer drinks. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room in my heart for chocolate.  There is.  There always is. I typically like my brownies dense and fudgey.   The heavier the better. But heavy in the summer? No thank you. Which is why these are perfect. Light cocoa flavor, perfect for a celebration. No drink required. Milk is a bad choice anyway.  Its 89% humidity. Oh, but there’s frosting, so these are perfect. These are the most natural brownies you will ever eat. I’m kind of in love with cocoa powder when making chocolate things since it isn’t as overtly sweet as when using melted chocolate. And you don’t want sickly sweet brownies when its 101 degrees. But you definitely want this.


I made these brownies for my boyfriend’s brother who happens to share a birthday with America. Its not Independence Day anymore, but these are an essential summertime treat. A little break from ice cream never hurt anyone.  Especially with these. Don’t worry I’ll be back to my summer diet tomorrow.

Fourth of July Brownies
*from my moms recipe vault (Thanks Mom!)


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. melted buter
  • 1 c. flour
  • 2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 c. chopped walnuts

Mix together and bake @ 350 for 20-25 mins.
Cool before frosting!


  • 1/3 c.melted margarine
  • 4-5 T. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T. light Karo syrup
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 box confectioner’s sugar
  • milk (blend until right consistency)



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