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Classic Passover Brownies with Chocolate Frosting

Servings: Makes 16 brownies
Wonderful classic brownies for Passover and so delicious with the rich chocolate frosting. These can be served after a meat or dairy meal, depending on whether you use butter (for a dairy meal), or Parve-Kosher for Passover margarine (for a meat OR dairy meal) in the recipe.

If using margarine, remember to read the ingredients label on the margarine container or box, as some brands of margarine contain milk or other dairy products.

4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks/8 oz./226g) butter or margarine (if using margarine, use margarine that is Parve-Kosher for Passover), melted
6 tbsp. matzo meal
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Chocolate Frosting (see below) optional

Garnish: (optional)
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting tops of brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, blend eggs, sugar, 1 cup butter or margarine. Mix in matzo meal, cocoa powder, and walnuts (if using).

Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Let brownies cool completely on wire rack, then cut into squares and spread with frosting. Dust brownies with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Chocolate Frosting

4 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted
1 tbsp. butter or margarine (if using margarine, use margarine that is Parve-Kosher for Passover), softened
1/8 tsp. water

In a small mixing bowl, blend melted semisweet chocolate, butter or margarine, and water (add additional water, if needed). Spread over brownies when completely cooled.

Makes 16 brownies.

Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall ©2007

Date: April 2, 2007