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.
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I love Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. Have you tried the Chocolate Glazed Triple Layer Cheesecake? I believe it’s in there. It’s so good. As for the brownies, one day I’m going to make these. I’ve been curious about this graham cracker/condensed milk version for quite a while.
Oooh, that sounds good. I’ll have to look that one up. Thanks for the tip, Anna!
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I’m not sure whether you’ll see this comment, as it’s so far past your original post date…
..but I made these last night, intrigued by the graham cracker/sweetened condensed milk idea. ONLY – instead of 1 cup choc. chips, I used mini dark chocolate Reese’s cups, which I melted w/ the milk and p.b. Used slightly more than 2 cups graham crumbs, as I had crushed my graham supply, and didn’t want to have any leftovers……perhaps a total of 2.5 cups in the recipe. Baked in a 9″ pan for approx. 25 minutes. VERY dense. VERY rich. I adore p.b, so they’re fine by me, but others might find them over-the-top. I was expecting a more “fudgy” bar…..
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Would it be fine if I used normal graham crackers instead of chocolate ones?
Anne, that should be just fine. Enjoy!
I made these quite a while ago, and realized I didn’t leave a comment on how they turned out. I let them bake for too long and they ended up coming out rather tough. That’s probably why I didn’t write a comment in the first place, hahaha. What prompted me to write now was the updated photos! You’ve made another batch! They definitely look more appetizing than mine 😀
I made these today and they are incredible! I used regular graham crackers, omitted the pecans, and used creamy peanut butter. Mine baked for 20 minutes. They are amazing and so easy to make!