Grandma’s Brownies are my grandma’s recipe for the best brownies – a rich, chocolaty brownie topped with fudgy frosting!
Tailgating season is upon us, which means finger foods, snack and treats are aplenty. For Sunday Supper this week, we are partnering with Gallo Family Vineyards to celebrate football season by sharing some tasty recipes and wine pairings. This year I was inspired make something chocolaty to pair with Gallo’s Merlot, and my grandma’s to-die-for brownie recipe instantly came to mind.
After devouring Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Cups, hummus with veggies, along with other savory and spicy tailgating fare, our tailgating menu definitely needs something chocolate to balance things out. My grandma’s brownies are the perfect ending to such a delicious party feast!
The recipe for my Grandma’s Brownies starts with a simple brownie made with chocolate syrup. Most brownie recipes I make do not use chocolate syrup, so I assume that is what makes her recipe so unique, moist and tasty. And while the brownies alone are rich, chocolaty and good, she always topped them with the most amazingly fudgy, delicious frosting. The combination makes them a definite fan favorite among her family and friends, and a definite crowd pleaser for any tailgating celebration (or emergency chocolate fix).
For wine pairing, the Merlot from Gallo Family Vineyards is always popular. It pairs well with many standard tailgating foods, and is a perfect complement to a chocolate dessert, such as my Grandma’s Brownies. My grandma would have definitely approved! 🙂
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 1 can (1½ cups) chocolate syrup
- 1 cup flour
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
- 6 tablespoons milk
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with baking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until combined.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.
- Stir in syrup and flour, gently folding until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Be careful not to over bake - a toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
- FROSTING: In a small sauce pan, bring sugar, butter and milk to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Stir until chips are melted and frosting is thick enough to spread.
For our tailgating celebration with Gallo Family Vineyards, the Sunday Supper tastemakers are sharing recipes featuring at least one of the nine varietals of their mini wine bottles (187ml size).
Merlot is my favorite party wine, closely followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, which also go very well with meats, cheeses and of course…chocolate! These little bottles are perfect for tailgating. And so are all of these wonderful recipes below. Enjoy!
- Buffalo Chicken Dip by Whole Food | Real Families
- Chicken Thigh Kabobs with Spiced Yogurt Dip by MealDiva
- Chorizo Queso Dip by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms by Casa de Crews
- Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs by Shockingly Delicious
- Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Skillet Jalapeno Popper Dip by Life Tastes Good
Game Time Mains
- Al Capone Dog by Palatable Pastime
- Bacon Bleu Cheese Sliders by The Crumby Cupcake
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Quail by Flavor Mosaic
- Brat Burger by Curious Cuisiniere
- Brie Tomato and Quinoa by Family Foodie
- Crispy Chicken Wings by Feeding Big
- Crispy Maple Hot Wings by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Melty Turkey Cheese Sliders by Feed Me, Seymour
- Sticky Sweet and Sour Baby Back Ribs by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
The Victory Celebration
- Apple Crisp in a Jar by Desserts Required
- Caramel Apple Dip by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Double Crusted Apple Pie Galette by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Grandma’s Brownies by Alida’s Kitchen
Who says you have to be at the stadium to tailgate? Here are Five Easy Tailgate Food Tips plus Football Party Recipes #SundaySupper with Gallo Family Vineyards. Need more tips on tailgate planning? Check out Gallo Family Vineyards’ blog.
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