At first look, this recipe doesn’t seem quite right. There are only 5 ingredients, and not one of them involves flour, sugar, or any standard baking ingredient. However, the combination of ingredients come together magically to become a very, very, very good brownie.
This recipe is from one of my most often consulted cookbooks, The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. There is a new version of this cookbook, but I don’t know if the recipe is included. I didn’t find the recipe on their website, although they do have quite an extensive recipe collection.
The taste of these reminds me a bit of those chocolate-peanut butter-oat no-bake cookies that have been around forever. Of course, there are no oats here, but the flavor and texture is still quite reminiscent.
The best description Quinn and I can come up with for these brownies is “surprisingly good.” Our only complaint was that we didn’t have any ice cream to top them off.