Thursday, October 16, 2008

Great Pumpkin Brownie

Note: I make this brownie every year as our Halloween night treat. We don't do Halloween in the traditional sense. Instead of trick or treating and costumes, we have sneaky treat. We turn out all the lights, watch a fun video, eat snacks in the living room and the boys get an envelope of money with the money amount that we would have spent on costume and candy. I couldn't find my picture of last year's brownie which was one of my favorites since the boys decorated it for me, so I borrowed this one off of the Taste of Home website. Just like carving pumpkins, this is a great way to let your kids express themselves!

Great Pumpkin Brownie

1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Orange paste food coloring
16 green milk chocolate M&M's
22 yellow milk chocolate M&M's
13 orange milk chocolate M&M's
8 dark brown milk chocolate M&M's
20 pieces candy corn


Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudge-like brownies. Spread on a greased 12-in. pizza pan to within 1 in. of edges. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Tint frosting orange; frost entire top of brownie. For stem, arrange green M&M's in a square pattern at top of pumpkin. For each eye, arrange 11 yellow M&M's in a triangle. For nose, arrange orange M&M's in a triangle. For mouth, place brown M&M's in a horizontal line; surround with candy corn, tips pointing out. Yield: 16-20 servings.


Live.Love.Eat said...

Awesome and totally cute!!! Your alternative to Halloween is a nice idea.

From the Doghouse said...

That looks cool!