Another birthday treat to create this month. Boy do I love my Everday Food Magazine. I usually flip straight to the last pages where they have the treat of the month. The October issue had Scaredy Cat Brownies. I was not sure my 10 year old would agree to have them in class, she did say she wanted brownies but how can I just send plain ones when these looked so cute. She agreed so that also meant I did not have to wait to try them out.
Let’s see how these Scaredy Cat Brownies are made.
TO make more than the 16 suggested in the recipe so instead of making the brownies from scratch I used a “Box Mix” family style that is cooked in a 9×13 pan instead of a 9×9 the recipe suggests.
I adapted this recipe slightly as I was not sure about how the kids would take to the mint flavor. I figured they could take the mint off if they did not care for it, but if I also put one into the batter the brownie would go to waste. Instead I added about 3/4 cup of M&M’s. They were not as visible when cut but the kids enjoyed the extra candy treat..
I followed the post baking directions exactly. However, some of the peppermint patties did not stay on so I added some frosting to those. Using the box mix inthe 9 x 13 pan provided me with 20 brownies. TheScaredy Cat Brownies recipe suggests mini patties, I am not sure if there are smaller ones, but I bought the ones in the bags for Halloween.
The wilton eyes were a little hard to find, they were actually sold out on the website when I looked but our Ben Franklin Store had them. If you can not find them just use white chocolate chips and dap some black cookie icing or add a mini chocolate chip. The eyes are pretty cute.
Caitlin said the kids really enjoyed the Scaredy Cat Brownies Halloween Dessert and I did not have the extra steps of making the brownies from scratch.