Gift-Wrapped Brownies Recipe

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Gift-Wrapped Brownies Recipe
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 1/2 cup shortening
  2. 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  3. 3 Eggland's Best Eggs
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  6. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  11. 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  12. Red and green food coloring
  1. In a microwave, melt shortening and chocolate; stir until smooth. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually add the flour, nuts, salt, baking powder and chocolate mixture.
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. rectangles; remove from pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, cream and remaining vanilla until smooth; set half aside. Spread remaining frosting over top of brownies. Tint half of the reserved frosting red and half green.
  4. Cut a small hole in the corner of two plastic or pastry bags; fill one bag with red frosting and one with green. Insert pastry tip if desired. To decorate, pipe ribbon and bows on brownies or create designs of your choice. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
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