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Friday, October 26, 2012

Spooktacular Brownie Bars

Lets see...we have about 6 days until Halloween.  Just enough time to bake these these treats up for work, your family, your neighbors or your kid's classroom {that is if you can still actually 'bake' things for your kid's classroom}.

Anyway, I'm giving these to you today, so you have time to plan between now and October 31.  If I've said it once, I've said it a million times.  Halloween isn't my favorite holiday.  In fact, I kind of dread it.  BUT, I don't let my kids know that, so here I am baking up orange brownies and scrambling to find costumes for them.

And thankfully, a good friend of mine is letting us borrow some.  Score.  The little man is going to be a lion, with the little miss being a bumblebee.  That is if she let's me put it on her.  We did a trial run last week, to no avail.

And since Halloween is all about blood, guts and gore {gross!}, I decided to make these a little different as well.  Remember my avocado brownies a few months back?  Well, this brownie is just a mix, but there is definitely avocado in the frosting.

That was all I could manage for my 'gross' factor {even though, tasting it, it is quite delicious}.

Spooktacular Brownie Bars
1 boxed brownie mix
1 very ripe avocado
2 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 c. mini chocolate chips
red and yellow food coloring

Prepare brownie mix according to directions, bake and allow to cool.  In a medium sized bowl, mash avocado {or use food processor to get smooth}, sift in powdered sugar and vanilla until you've reached the right consistency.  A little more powdered sugar can be used for thicker frosting, a little less for thinner frosting, however you like it.  

To make the frosting orange: start with 2 drops yellow food coloring and 1 drop red food coloring.  Stir.  Add in more food coloring, depending on how orange you like it.  There isn't a right measurement, just keep adding drops of red (darker) or drops of yellow (lighter) until you reach the right color orange.

Spread onto brownies, top with mini chocolate chips.

To go along with the orange theme and my top being orange in this photo from a couple of weeks ago, I thought I'd include it too.  My friend {top, dark hair} was the last of us girls finally get married that weekend.  We all grew up together and have known each other since very early grade school.

You name it - we've been through it.  Marriages, deaths, births, moves, the list goes on and on.  It is a riot when we get together, my jaw usually hurts from laughing so hard.

If they lived closer, I'd take 'em a brownie.

I wonder if any of them have entered my King Arthur Flour giveaway?  Probably not.  Slackers.  Have you? I'm picking a winner tomorrow!

Would you like to comment?

  1. No bake brownies?? I love it! And avocado icing? Even more to love! Great recipe. Now, try to enjoy Halloween a bit. It CAN be fun....I suppose.

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)October 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    What a great photo of you ladies!