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Farmers Brownies

I have made this recipe many times and usually put a chocolate icing on top. I was intrigued by this different topping so decided to try it. This recipe is found in 'Cooking with Grace' cookbook.
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
1. Mix cocoa in hot water, stir in butter and allow to cool
2. Whisk together dry ingredients, stir in cocoa mixture and eggs
3. Beat in buttermilk, vanilla and nuts
4. Spread in large cookie sheet.. approx 13" x 17"
5. Bake in 375ยบ oven for 20 minutes.

  • 454 g bag of miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups rice krispies
1. When cake is baked spread marshmallows over the top and put cake back in oven until the marshmallows melt. Set aside to cool completely.
2. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in microwave for 1 minute, stir in rice krispies and spread over cooled cake. Chill in fridge to set the topping.
3. This cake freezes well.


  1. Peanut butter, chocolate and nuts! What could be better!?! Thanks so much!


  2. oooh, that does look good.
    what a different topping, that looks like a good recipe to try out soon.
    thanks meine liebe Betty.

  3. Oohh, death by chocolate! Yummy!

  4. Betty, this would have been a great recipe for me to 'whip' up this weekend had it been a 'normal' one....the weekend that is :o) Love the simplicity of it yet the chocolately moistness I know it has. Cool topping....that would definitely be a hit! By the way...the title? Did I miss something? Where did the title come from?!

  5. I think I know some farmers that would like this! But I guess it's up to the farmer's wife to prepare...right?

  6. These look moist and delicious.I love the big size pan for family gatherings.

  7. This would be ideal for a take-along. Oh my. All that goodness and sweetness. Love the topping.

  8. As my kids would say... YUM YUM Gimme some! Looks yummy!

  9. I'm always making them! I like the idea of the rice krispies added to the topping..going to try it!
    Come check out my new post..I'm new and learning! :D

  10. You guys took out all the calories right!! LOL!! Those look wonderful!!

    I love checking in and seeing what you are cooking next....ready for some Fall cooking!!

    Keep up the GREAT work.....
    Lori Hull

  11. This looks amazing. I always feel like I've got dumb questions after reading the instructions...freeze only the cake or the whole thing completed freezes well?

  12. Oh my...two of my favorite things!! Will have to try this one!!

  13. It's 10:00pm and now I'm hungry. I need to have one of those. Looks like a great lunch snack for that little one of mine.

  14. Yummmm... Delicious topping! Love it!

  15. YUM YUM YUM that is the response from my three baking sons who will be trying this as soon as I get the buttermilk from the store!


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