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Fudge Frosted Chunky Monkey Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These heavenly #brownies have #chocolate chunks in the batter & #fudge frosting on top. This addictive #dessert has triple the chocolate threat when you add ice cream & #Ghirardelli chocolate sauce on top!

Fudge Frosted Chunky Monkey Brownies

These fabulous brownies are rich, decadent and addictive! They have triple the chocolate flavor with chocolate chunks in the brownie, fudge icing and Ghirardelli chocolate sauce over top! Perfect dessert for company, tailgating or office parties and summer holiday fun.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 336 kcal



  • 2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup banana mashed with a fork (about one medium-large banana)
  • 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely diced pecans


  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract



  • Mix butter, eggs, sugars, salt and vanilla with an electric mixer until well mixed.
  • Add flour, mashed banana, pecans and chocolate chunks.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  • Spray a 9x13” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread brownie mixture into prepared pan.
  • Smooth the top with a knife or rubber spatula.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes just until lightly golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before adding Fudge Frosting.
  • Allow icing to set about 15 minutes before cutting into bars.


  • Cook butter and cocoa for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Remove from burner.
  • Add powdered sugar and milk and whisk to combine.
  • Then add a dash of salt and vanilla.
  • Spread fudge icing over brownies working quickly so frosting stays smooth.


NOTE: You really have to spread the icing fast or it will harden too quickly.
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Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 3gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 350IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 3.2mg
Keyword brownie, chocolate, chocolate chips, chocolate dessert, cookie, dessert, fudge
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