I have this weakness for brownies! Just ask my kids, they would tell you there isn’t a week that goes by without me making up something with brownies in it. I found this recipe for Trick or Treat Brownies in a Betty Crocker cookbook. This would be a fun recipe for a Halloween party treat. I love using boxed mixes and then spicing them up some. I really like to keep things simple, but you could use your own homemade brownie recipe if you like. I think it would also be fun to make these for Valentines and make the frosting pink and put candied hearts on top. Top these off with your favorite miniature candy bar and your little Trick or Treater’s will have a smile on their face. (As well as a little orange frosting!)
- 1 box Betty Crocker Fudge brownie mix
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup white vanilla baking chips
- 1¾ cups powdered sugar
- 6 Tablespoons butter or margarine softened
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 6-8 drops red food coloring
- 6-8 drops yellow food coloring
- miniature candy bars
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix brownie mix, oil, water and eggs. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until centers are set and toothpick comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes.
- In microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla chips uncovered on medium high 30 to 45 seconds stirring every 15 seconds until melted. Cool slightly.
- In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, milk and food colors with mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Stir in melted vanilla chips. Spoon frosting over cooled brownies, top each with your favorite candy bar. (Mine happens to be either Peanut Butter M&M's, Snickers or Twix)
On Mother’s Day 2011, my son Caleb who is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Houston Texas, sent me this cute plate that he made with a sweet lady who the missionaries called “Granny”and who took such good care of the missionaries in her area. She had them paint these ceramic plates and then send them to their moms. Well, let’s say he isn’t going to make a living as an artist, but I absolutely adore this. I call it my “Brownie Plate”. It serves two purposes, to hold my weekly brownies and to remind me of my wonderful son!