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Black and White Brownies

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Black and White Brownies

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp. water
1/2 cup thick fudge ice cream topping
1-1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups white chocolate chips
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
3 Tbsp. water
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In heavy saucepan, melt 1 cup butter with brown sugar and 3 Tbsp. water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and blend in fudge topping with wire whisk. Beat in sugar until smooth. Then add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and vanilla and mix well. Spray bottom of 13x9" pan with baking spray containing flour. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until just set.

While brownies are baking, melt white chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl in microwave oven. Set the power to 30% and microwave the chips for 2 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Repeat. Then remove from oven and stir until melted and smooth.

When brownies come out of oven, evenly pour melted white chocolate over the hot brownies and gently spread to cover. Set aside.

In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar and cocoa and mix with wire whisk. In microwave safe bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter and 3 Tbsp. water and microwave for 30-45 seconds until butter melts. Add to powdered sugar mixture and beat with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. You may need to add more water to reach a pouring consistency. Then carefully pour this frosting over the white chocolate and gently spread to cover. Don't worry if some of the frosting mixes with the white chocolate; that just looks pretty!
Cool completely and cut into squares.