Chewy Graham Brownies

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.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup of peanut butter (creamy or chunky), and a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir constantly until chocolate melts and the ingredients are well mixed. Next, remove the pan from heat and stir in 1/2 cup of toasted chopped pecans and 2 cups of chocolate graham cracker crumbs.

Press the (very thick) batter into a generously greased 8″x8″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 to 24 minutes.

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.

7 Comments

  1. Anna August 3, 2006 Reply

    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.

  2. jennifer August 3, 2006 Reply

    Oooh, that sounds good. I’ll have to look that one up. Thanks for the tip, Anna!

  3. meredith September 13, 2006 Reply

    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…..

  4. anne August 28, 2012 Reply

    Would it be fine if I used normal graham crackers instead of chocolate ones?

  5. jennifer August 28, 2012 Reply

    Anne, that should be just fine. Enjoy!

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