Decadent Halloween Brownies
Author/Submitted by: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(4 sticks) unsalted butter
instant espresso powder
prepared vanilla frosting
prepared chocolate frosting
Orange food coloring (or mix red and
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt together butter, chocolate chips and
unsweetened chocolate in top of double boiler until smooth. Set aside
and allow to cool to room temperature.
In large bowl, whisk together eggs, espresso powder, vanilla and sugar.
Stir in cooled chocolate mixture; combine well. Stir in flour, baking
powder and salt. Mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and
walnuts. Pour into buttered 15-by-10-inch baking pan.
Bake 30 minutes in preheated oven. Let cool completely in pan on rack.
In large bowl, whip vanilla frosting until light and fluffy, using
electric mixer. Use food coloring to dye frosting deep orange color.
Using favorite cookie cutters such as pumpkins, cats or leaves, cut
shapes out of chilled brownies, carefully loosening from pan with
spatula. Decorate brownies with frosting. Makes about 1 dozen.
This recipe is from Cristina Ferrare, host of The Family Channel's "Home
& Family" show