Chocolate Icing

DSC_7757 (1600x1060)Mrs J made a pan of brownies last night from a box mix.  The photo on the box showed a piece with a shiny chocolate icing and I was disappointed that there was nothing like that included in the box.  I had a vague memory of someone making icing using unsweetened cocoa powder so I looked online and found several recipes.  I really like the Allrecipes.com how-to videos on their recipe pages so we went with theirs.  We used Splenda in our version, mostly.  Three cups of it and a half cup or so of confectioner’s sugar gave us the look we wanted.  More sugar or less milk/butter would firm the icing for spreading – we spooned ours on.