Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Hey, y'all, this here's Petronella Nightshade, but most everbody calls me Punkin, and today I am presentin the Easy-Bake Coven for our 31 Days Of Halloween. Today I was thinkin that brownies would be a nice treat for a Halloween party, and so this here is Graveyard Brownies, which uses a basic brownie recipe but has got a little bit of a Halloween feel to it. This is also a homemade brownie recipe, but of course some folks has not got time to do homemade as everythin nowadays is all fast-paced and whatnot, so I reckon this will work just as fine with your favorite brownie mix if you are pressed for time. Just be sure you follow the package directions.

What's In It:
12 Vienna Fingers Cookies (or other similarly shaped oval cookies)
5 eggs
2 sticks of softened unsalted butter
8 oz. unsweetened chocolate
3 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Optional: tubes of decorating frosting and gel, green cake frosting, crushed chocolate cookie crumbs

What You Got To Do:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and grease up a 9x13-inch pan. Combine the chocolate and butter in a double boiler and heat it over simmerin water till it’s all melted. Take it off the heat and hold aside.
Beat your eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer at high speed for 10 minutes. Turn your speed down to low and add in the chocolate-butter mix and the vanilla, and blend it all together. Add the flour and salt and mix till everythin is all combined.
Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake it up for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are dry but the center is still soft.
Now here’s what you need the cookies for: they are goin to be the gravestones. When you take the pan out of the oven, press the Vienna Fingers into the brownies so that they stand up like little gravestones. Space them out evenly, mind, so that when you cut the brownies up for servin, each piece will have one gravestone cookie. Let them cool for 20 minutes before you cut and serve them. If you are feelin artistic and such you can use tubes of decoratin frostin or gel to write R.I.P. on the cookies before stickin them in the brownies, or put some green frostin and chocolate cookie crumbs (for grave dirt) on top of the brownies to make them look more graveyardish.
So I am done here, and hope you all enjoy this recipe from the Easy-Bake Coven. Don’t forget to serve these with tall glasses of cold milk, and I shall see you all next time for the 31 Days Of Halloween cause I am goin to have me a Graveyard Brownie right now. Blessings be on all of you this Halloween!
Sincerely, Petronella "Punkin" Nightshade