Double Fudge-Glazed Brownies (Gluten-Free!)

Double-Fudge Glazed Brownies (Gluten-Free!)

I never used to think about when I ate. Until I had children.

Turns out, kids like to eat on a schedule. A predictable one. They like to know that they’ll eat, I guess. Constantly. And as a result, I now always contemplate my next snack or meal as well. I think I used to spend that spare energy napping.

But seeing as how I haven’t napped since 2008, I spend a lot of time preparing meals and snacks for my brood. You’d think that I’d be eating a lot more as a result, but I kind of lose my appetite after I’m done fetching milk and napkins and yogurt squeezies and more napkins to wipe up the spilled milk and then more milk because, you know, it spilled.

Double-Fudge Glazed Brownies (Gluten-Free!)

In other words, I don’t sit down. So in those rare moments that the house is kid-free, I suddenly remember that I haven’t eaten and I make a beeline for the brownies.

Double-Fudge Glazed Brownies (Gluten-Free!)

These brownies really threw me. I’ve never been able to resist a brownie, but these are covered in thick, fudgy glaze. Two layers of it. When I brought these to Thanksgiving dinner as both a gluten-free option and an alternative to pie, they just started flying off the serving plate. I had to grab a few and hide them before they were totally gone for my bedtime snack.

Double-Fudge Glazed Brownies (Gluten-Free!)

Something about the glaze is ridiculously addictive. It reminds me of the decadent fudge topping you find on bakery cakes and cookies. I couldn’t really stop eating it. And it comes together very quickly on the stove top.

Double-Fudge Glazed Brownies (Gluten-Free!)

Bottom line is, I spend a lot of time being grossed out as I watch my children do unspeakable things with Cheez-Its. I need the good stuff to be available when they’re sweetly asleep. These are a perfect option!

 

Double Fudge-Glazed Brownies (Gluten-Free!)

Ingredients

Brownies
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oat flour (labeled gluten-free)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, divided
Glaze
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons water, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8 X 8 pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cocoa into the melted butter until it dissolves. Add the sugar and stir again. When the sugar is incorporated, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt and flour, mixing until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the center is set and the edges are firm. Cool completely.
  4. When the brownies are cool, make the glaze. Melt the chocolate in a saucepan with the butter and 2 tablespoons of water. When it's melted, take the pot off the heat and stir in the powdered sugar. Add the remaining tablespoons of water and stir until smooth.
  5. Allow the glaze to thicken for about 15 minutes. When it's a little thicker, pour half the glaze over the brownies. Let the glaze set.
  6. Pour the other half carefully on top of the brownies and let the second layer of glaze set.
  7. When the glaze is hard, cut into squares and serve.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These brownies look incredible, Mir! I’m seriously drooling over here. I’ve never had a fudge covered brownie either, so this sounds amazing! I definitely go could for these for breakfast right about now!
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    1. Mir

      Never?! Oh my goodness, Gayle. You are officially missing out. If you see one anywhere, try it and let me know what you think!

  2. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen

    Just look at those fudgy brownies and glaze! They look so good, and I’d love to have one for a bedtime snack!
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    1. Mir

      I probably had more than one, Kristine! They took me a little by surprise. Thanks much! I need to check out your donuts!

  3. Mira

    I would definitely prefer to eat these over pie. Like how thick and fudge they are! Awesome gluten free sweet treat!
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    1. Mir

      You know, it’s tough, because I love pie. But these were definitely the winner for me, Mira! The kids, too.

  4. annie@ciaochowbambina.com

    Oh gosh…I cannot get over that fudge glaze! These brownies look amazing!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Annie! The glaze is really a favorite of mine!

  5. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    GLUTEN FREEEEEEE? saving these. need to make. omg. so excited 🙂

    1. Mir

      Ha! Thanks, Kelsey!

  6. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Hahaha, your description of your kids and eating made me laugh, because you were describing my life! I so often forget to eat, and am always wondering why I’m eating lunch at 3pm, and then why I’m not hungry at supper at 5:30! The life with kids! These brownies look like the perfect snack to hide away for when they’re in bed!
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    1. Mir

      I think we moms have a lot in common, Stacey! I kind of just eat whenever I can. I’m sure health experts would not approve.

  7. CakeSpy

    Scientifically, the lack of gluten means more room for chocolate. I’m totally cool with that, and with this recipe. Yum!
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    1. Mir

      You are so right! I couldn’t have put it better myself!

  8. Manali @ CookWithManali

    These look so fudgy, Woahhh!! I’m seriously drooling Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Super fudgy, Manali! The best way to be if you’re a brownie!

  9. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Oh my gosh that GLAZE Mir…you’re killing me! Brownie perfection! Pinned 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for the pin, Trish! And you’ve gotta try the glaze. You can even sub in peanut butter instead of butter, since we both love that so much!

  10. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    YES. It’s so frustrating how that works! Now that Jordan’ is 9, I can’t eat anything in front of her except at mealtime because then she thinks she deserves a drink/snack/treat too! These brownies? Sinfully amazing!
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    1. Mir

      I totally miss eating dessert for dinner in front of my kids when they were babies and didn’t know any better! I guess we won’t be able to do that for a while now, Dorothy. Something to look forward to!

  11. Matea

    Yum! I can understand why you make a beeline for these brownies 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I think sprinting is probably a better word, Matea! I’m only a but sorry they’re gone. Too deadly!

  12. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    Double. Fudge-Glazed. Brownies. You already had me drooling with that title and your first pic! 😉 They look sinfully good!
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    1. Mir

      They were, Jocelyn. I’m making an inner sad face now they’re gone!

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