Jack-o’-Lantern Brownies Recipe

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Jack-o'-Lantern Brownies Recipe
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  1. 3/4 cup butter, melted
  2. 1-1/2 cups sugar
  3. 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  6. 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  10. Orange paste food coloring
  11. Green and black decorating gel
  12. Candy corn and milk chocolate M&M's®
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well.
  2. Line a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Run a knife around edge of pan. Invert brownies onto a work surface and remove waxed paper. Cut brownies with a 3-in. pumpkin cookie cutter, leaving at least 1/8 in. between each shape. (Discard scraps or save for another use.)
  4. Tint frosting with orange food coloring; frost brownies. Use green gel to create the pumpkin stems and black gel and candy corn and M&M's to decorate the faces if desired. Yield: about 1 dozen.
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