Bake a batch of boo-licious brownies

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Scare your brownies or any dessert by simply adding candy eyeballs that are easy to find at HEB or any grocery store. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. MELISSA THEIS | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

If you need a quick and spooky treat, but don’t have a lot of time or feel like you’re lacking the creativity to “do your best”, here’s a Brownie Recipe in a Seven Ingredient Bowl. which is not too difficult to prepare.

These boo-licious brownies are sure to double down on those passing by the dessert table.

Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted melted butter *

• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

• 1 cup of sugar

• 2 large eggs

• 1 teaspoon of vanilla

• 1/2 cup of flour

• Small candy eyeballs

* If using unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Instructions:

• Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Grease an 8 × 8 square pan or line with foil and set aside.

• In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, cocoa and sugar. Stir until completely dissolved.

• Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, and stir until combined.

• Stir in the flour (and salt, if necessary) until the flour is completely combined. Be careful not to over mix.

• Optional: add 1 cup of nuts, chocolate chips or whatever you like. (Don’t add candy eyeballs yet.)

• Spread in pan and bake for about 20 to 22 minutes or until center is lightly set. Be careful not to overcook.

Now here’s the fun part: Right after taking out of the oven, before they cool down, place candy eyeballs on top of the brownies. Apply light pressure just enough to make sure they don’t roll.

• Cool completely, then cut into nine large squares or 16 small squares.

Holiday Tip: Keep candy eyeballs handy (so to speak) so you can turn any dessert into a holiday hit. Besides brownies, these eyeballs can be added to cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or any other sweet treat. A little frosting makes a great glue. Do not add eyeballs before cooking.

Next stop: Thanksgiving! Do you have a holiday or fall recipe or a quick tip you’d like to share? Send it to [email protected]

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