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Jack-o-Lantern Brownies



  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Yellow and red food color
  • 1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting
  • Garnishes: Mini chocolate kisses baking pieces, licorice Twizzlers and bits


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 12-inch round pizza pan. If using a disposable pan, place on baking sheet to bake.
  2. Beat melted butter, sugar and vanilla extract with spoon in large bowl.
  3. Beat in eggs.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients; beat with spoon until well blended. Spread into pan.
  5. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Add yellow and red food color to frosting for desired shade of orange.
  8. Frost brownie; garnish to resemble jack-o-lantern.

Makes 12 to 16 servings.


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