– Sugar – Cocoa powder – Salt – Vanilla – Butter (a lot)
Melt your butter however you see fit to melt it and set it aside to cool a bit. Put your eggs in a large bowl. Beat the eggs up with an electric mixer. By the way, if you have a stand mixer this batter will just fit in that bowl so go for it.
Add in sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat for about a minute or until it’s good and blended.
Add in the flour, melted butter, and milk and beat again until well combined and a good brownie batter is formed, scraping down the sides as needed during the mixing process.
Spread into a greased 18 x 13 half sheet pan (I just spray it with nonstick cooking spray). Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.
For the frosting, just put everything in the bowl and beat the heck out of it with an electric mixer until it is smooth and creamy.
Let your big batch brownies cool a bit and then spread the icing on them. Sprinkle with nuts immediately after icing, if desired.