Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! For Easter dinner, I made two desserts. One was a lovely lemon tart, which I'll post about later. I wanted to show you the Easter brownies today! I saw the idea for these brownies over at this blog. How cute are those? I had to improvise with a few things, though. I don't have a cute mini-brownie pan, so I just made a 9x13 pan and cut them into squares. Also, I couldn't find those big Easter malt ball eggs over here, so I used Easter pb m&m's, which are larger than the regular pb ones. And I just used a simple brownie recipe instead of a mix.

Here's what I did. First, make brownies in a 9x13. Let cool completely while you finish other Easter-dinner-making tasks. When you're ready, cut into squares and place on a large serving tray. Make green frosting (I used a little less powdered sugar this time). Using a small star tip (the Wilton grass tip (233) would have been cool, but I don't own it), pipe "grass" onto the top of cut brownies. Then, place your egg-shaped chocolate candy on top.

Best Brownies from (I doubled this)

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overbake.


Carrie said...

Those look great!

Linda said...

I love that brownie recipe. These are so cute!