King Kong Brownies

These King Kong Brownies are simply Decadent Chocolate Brownies! The frosting on the brownies contain nuts so if you have an allergy you may want to skip them

King Kong Brownies

I’ve had so many different kinds of chocolate brownies over the years and these King Kong Brownies are by far the best I have ever had. These brownies are almost cake-like in nature. And the delicious chocolate frosting is to die for.

King Kong Brownies

While I realize that this brownie recipe is far harder to make than those out of a box, it is well worth the extra effort. There is no comparison between this recipe and what comes out of the box.

The chopped walnuts in the chocolate frosting are optional for those of you with nut allergies or if you simply don’t like nuts! You could even substitute the chopped walnuts for some mini chocolate chips.

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

If you like mint-flavored desserts, you have to try my Mint Mississippi Mud Brownies. They will blow you away! Prefer peanut butter? Got you covered with my Awesome Buckeye Brownies.

King Kong Brownies

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes. Since this recipe calls for 1/2 cup you will need to adjust accordingly.

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

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You will need the following ingredients to make this King Kong Brownies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Canola Oil, Water, White Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Cocoa Powder, Eggs, Baking Soda, Buttermilk, Vanilla Extract, Powdered Sugar and Walnuts.

  1. Preheat Oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large pot, bring butter, canola oil and water to a boil. Turn heat to low.
  3. Add sugar, flour, and cocoa and mix well. Add beaten eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  5. While the brownies are baking, combine butter and buttermilk in a mixing bowl. Add sifted powdered sugar and beat well. Add cocoa, vanilla and optionally the chopped walnuts. Frost brownies while hot

Printable Recipe Card

King Kong Brownies

King Kong Brownies

These King Kong Brownies are simply Decadent Chocolate Brownies! The frosting on the brownies contain nuts so if you have an allergy you may want to skip them
4.60 from 10 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 660 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Baking Dish (9 x 13)

Ingredients
 

BROWNIE BATTER
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
FROSTING
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • 3 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Walnuts, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 350°F.
  • In a large pot, bring butter, canola oil and water to a boil. Turn heat to low.
  • Add sugar, flour and cocoa and mix well. Add beaten eggs, baking soda, buttermilk and vanilla and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  • While the brownies are baking, combine butter and buttermilk in a mixing bowl. Add sifted powdered sugar and beat well. Add cocoa, vanilla and optionally the chopped walnuts. Frost brownies while hot

Notes

→ If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.
→ This recipe may contain wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. Please take the necessary precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 660kcalCarbohydrates: 89gProtein: 6gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 327mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 3gSugar: 69gVitamin A: 545IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2.2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Nicky says:

    These brownies are to die for. I left out the nuts as my son is allergic but other than that they were delicious. I will make these again.

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