Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Apple Sauce Brownies for Halloween

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Hi everyone! Today's recipe is another spooky idea for your Halloween Party! Really easy to make and simply delicious! I hope you like it. Enjoy

Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup  All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup  soften Butter (113 g)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt 

Decoration:
  • ½ cup melted Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate mini skeletons (one per brownie)
  • Chocolate Graham crackers 
  • ¼ cup melted White chocolate 

Preheat the oven to 350ºF

Grease and flour your pan. I used an 8x11in pan but I recommend you use a 9x13 in so your brownies wont be too big.

In a bowl combine the dry ingredients: Flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir well and set aside for a moment.

In an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat the butter with the sugar then add in the eggs one at a time, mixing each egg for 30 seconds before you add the next one.  After the last egg is well beaten with everything else then add in the vanilla and the apple sauce, continue to beat on medium speed for another minute, then set this aside for a second.

Sift the dry ingredients onto  the butter mixture, and with a spatula stir to incorporate the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, do not over mix. 

Pour the Brownie mixture onto your baking pan and bake at 350ºF for about 20-25 minutes. You will now the brownie is done when you insert a toothpick right in the middle and it comes out with a bit of crumbs.

Let the brownie cool completely before slicing it and decorating it.

We are going to use melted semisweet chocolate to decorate the brownies and we will also use white chocolate skeletons, I bought a mini skeleton mold at Michel's, so to make the skeletons, I melted white chocolate, pour the white chocolate into the mold, then refrigerate it until the chocolate was solid again.  We will also use Chocolate Graham crackers to make the tombstones.

Once the brownie is completely cold, we are going to trim all around the edges, to make some crumbs from this. just trim a little bit, then crumble it to make crumbs and reserve the crumbs for a minute.

Now cut the brownie into rectangles, for this recipe you want the brownies to have a rectangular shape so they will resemble tombs.  Now cover the brownies with a thin layer of the melted semi-sweet chocolate, and then place the white skeletons right on top the brownies, and then sprinkle them with the crumbs.

Now cover the surface of the graham cracker with a thin layer of semi-sweet melted chocolate, these crackers will be the tombstones.

Decorate the crackers with the melted white chocolate, you can use the white chocolate to write something on the tombstone (cracker), or you can draw a cross or flowers on it if you prefer so.

Use more melted chocolate to glue the tombstones to the tombs and that's it. Enjoy!

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