Hot Mess Brownies


This is a "cheatin'" recipe, you know when everything is not homemade.

Hot Mess Brownies
40 small or 20 large brownies
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1 (2-pound) frozen pecan pie, thawed
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Vegetable cook spray
Smuckers Hot Fudge Sundae Topping ( not optional)

1. Cut pie into cubes

2. Microwave butter and chocolate chunks in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute. Stir and microwave 1 more minute. Stir until mixture is smooth.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat chocolate mixture, sugar, eggs, milk, and half of the pie cubes at low speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended. Add flour and baking powder, stirring with a wooden spoon until blended. Stir in remaining half of the pie cubes into batter. (batter will be thick.) Spoon batter into a 13 x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 minutes. Cool brownies completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

5. Serve with heated Smuckers Hot Fudge Sauce Topping. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is optional, but it sure doesn't hurt.