Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EASTER EGG BROWNIES & BROWNIE EASTER EGG NESTS

Photo: Kraft Recipes
Here are two adorable ideas for Easter Brownies. The first recipe for Easter Egg Brownies is adapted from a recipe I found on Kraft Recipes. You can always use your favorite brownie recipe with your preferred chocolate. Whatever works for you. In a pinch for time? Use a great brownie mix, although there's not that much more work in making brownies from scratch. The second recipe is from Babble for Brownie Easter Egg Nests with Cadbury or Robins Eggs. So cute!  It will work with jelly beans, too, but the eggs are perfect! Do you have a special

EASTER EGG BROWNIES

Ingredients
4 ounces unsweetened Chocolate  (or very dark chocolate and reduce the sugar)
3/4 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped Walnuts
assorted decorating gels
assorted candies

Directions
Heat oven to 350°F.
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends extending over sides. Grease foil; set aside. Melt chocolate and butter in saucepan over another saucepan over simmering water. Stir until chocolate is completely melted (but don't burn).
Add sugar; mix well. Blend in eggs and vanilla.
Stir in flour and nuts until well blended; spread into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.)
Cool completely.
Use foil handles to lift brownies from pan. Cut into egg shapes with 3-inch oval cookie cutter.
Decorate with decorating gels and candies to resemble Easter eggs (as in photo or get creative!) Serve in an Easter basket! How fun!
Photo: Babble

BROWNIE EASTER EGG NESTS

For this recipe from Babble, make a batch of brownies in mini-muffin tins. Fill half full with brownie batter. Bake 30 minutes until set and toothpick comes out clean. Cool ten minutes. Remove from muffin tins and cool. They will deflate, and you can drop in Cadbury Mini-Eggs or Robins Eggs. Very cool! If you're using these as a centerpiece, but them on some branches (flowering cherry? plum?)..

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