*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Decadent Halloween Brownies
 
 Recipe By     : Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Milwaukee Journal Sentinel       Cookies And Brownies
                 Holidays
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          (4 sticks) unsalted butter
   16      ounces        chocolate chips
    6      ounces        unsweetened chocolate
    6                    eggs
    2      tablespoons   instant espresso powder
    2      tablespoons   vanilla extract
    2 7/8  cups          sugar
    1      cup           flour
    1      tablespoon    baking powder
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2      cups          chocolate chips
    2      cups          chopped walnuts
    1      tub           prepared vanilla frosting
    1      tub           prepared chocolate frosting
                         Orange food coloring (or mix red and
                         yellow)
 
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt together butter, chocolate chips and 
 unsweetened chocolate in top of double boiler until smooth. Set aside 
 and allow to cool to room temperature.
 
 In large bowl, whisk together eggs, espresso powder, vanilla and sugar. 
 Stir in cooled chocolate mixture; combine well. Stir in flour, baking 
 powder and salt. Mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and 
 walnuts. Pour into buttered 15-by-10-inch baking pan.
 
 Bake 30 minutes in preheated oven. Let cool completely in pan on rack. 
 Cover and
 chill overnight.
 
 In large bowl, whip vanilla frosting until light and fluffy, using 
 electric mixer. Use food coloring to dye frosting deep orange color. 
 Using favorite cookie cutters such as pumpkins, cats or leaves, cut 
 shapes out of chilled brownies, carefully loosening from pan with 
 spatula. Decorate brownies with frosting. Makes about 1 dozen. 
 
 This recipe is from Cristina Ferrare, host of The Family Channel’s “Home 
 & Family” show
 
 
 
 
 
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