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Presidential Brownie Sundaes

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 min.
Chocolate brownies and creamy vanilla ice cream make this an all-time favorite.


  • Sundae:6 small squares of chocolate brownies
  • 1/4 cup warm bittersweet chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 2 Tbs chopped, salted pecans
  • 6 fresh bing cherries with stem attached
  • Chocolate Brownies:1 1/2 oz semisweet baking chocolate
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans


  • Sundae:Arrange 3 brownie squares on each of two serving plates or shallow bowls. Top each square with a small scoop of ice cream. Drizzle chocolate sauce over ice cream and brownies. Sprinkle nuts over the top. Top each scoop of ice cream with a cherry and serve.
  • Chocolate Brownies:Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Melt the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler then let cool. In a small bowl beat eggs and sugar until light in color and add to the chocolate mixture. In another bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder; add to the chocolate mixture along with the vanilla and nuts. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Makes 1 dozen brownies.
Recipe courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board

Note: Preparation time includes only the steps for making the sundaes.

Substitution Tip: Box mix or pre-made brownies work great, too.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 655
  Calories from Fat 314 (48%)
(56%)Total Fat 36g
(57%)Saturated Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(27%)Cholesterol 80mg
(18%)Sodium 427mg
(14%)Potassium 495mg
Total Carbohydrate 79g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 29g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(18%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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