I can still remember my Aunt Marlene teaching me this recipe. I was still in grade school and after I knew how simple it was to make such a delicious frosting, I was armed and dangerous! It is simple enough to commit to memory and very easily adapts into a hot fudge sauce (try it over peppermint ice cream in the winter... oh my!) I still remember her teaching me to cool it in an ice water bath if you wanted to use it more quickly. It was then my contribution to the family cookbook when that came out.
My favorite way to use this frosting is over rice krispie treats, but it also is a great way to take your pan of box mix brownies up to the next level! This recipe is sized perfectly to give a nice layer of fudgy frosting to a 9x9 pan. Though I am sure you could easily spread it out over a 9x13 of brownies if you wanted a thin layer of frosting.
I have been anxious to make this for you guys as it has been a favorite for so many years, so I finally made a batch of maple peanut butter krispie treats and it was amazing!
1 stick butter
1/4 cup milk
1 cup sugar
- Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and heat over medium low heat.
- Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to a boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes, then remove from heat.
- The frosting will be really hot, so you will want to let it cool for a while before you spread it over anything. You can place the saucepan in an ice water bath and stir occasionally if you would like to speed the process.
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