So, if you followed some of my tips in last week's column and made the Spinach Quiche the low-fat way, you saved yourself a few calories, which is good, because this week, you're going to need the cushion.
Milky Way Bar Icing is sweet and decadent, it's more than likely you will only be able to eat one small brownie; two, and your teeth may begin to hurt, but it's worth it.
I got this recipe many years ago from a woman named JoLynn. I can't even remember her last name, but I never forgot those brownies. Over the years I made them for parties and fundraisers and they were always a big hit. In fact, my youngest daughter would often make them when she worked for the county over the summer, and the employees in the office where she worked loved them so much, she wondered if that was how she got hired back every summer.
They are decadent and delicious, and definitely easy to make. So if you have a sweet tooth, this just might be the answer.
JoLynn's Milky Way Bar Icing
2 full-size Milky Way bars or 8 fun size, chopped
1 stick of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar (approximately)
3 tablespoons milk (approximately)
1 13-inch by 9-inch pan of brownies (from a mix or your favorite recipe)
Melt butter in a large sauce pan, then add chopped candy bars. Melt completely. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and three cups of powdered sugar, then beat with a mixer to incorporate sugar.
Add a tablespoon of milk, and a little more of the powdered sugar. Add remaining sugar and milk as needed until you have the desired consistency for spreading.
Spread icing on cooled brownies and allow it to set before cutting. Cut brownies in 1 and one half inch squares.