This recipe turns an ordinary box of browniemix into fun, festive brownies using a creamy homemade chocolatefrosting sprinkled with miniature candy-coated chocolates anda decorative drizzle of white icing.
Recipe: Confetti Brownies
1 (19.8 ounce) package fudge brownie mix
Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Greasebottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
Prepare brownie mix as directed on packagefor fudge-like brownies. Spread half of brownie batter into preparedpan.
Sprinkle 3/4 cup candy-coated chocolatesover batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over candy-coatedchocolates.
Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from ovento wire rack; cool slightly.
Prepare Chocolate Frosting: Melt butterin a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add cocoa stirringuntil smooth. Add vanilla and salt.Gradually add powdered sugar with hot water, stirring until smooth.Spread over brownie.
Sprinkle 3/4 cup candy-coated chocolatesover frosting and gently press candies down into frosting.
Prepare White Chocolate Drizzle: Placewhite chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safebowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary,microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirringafter each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture issmooth. Drizzle over candy-coated chocolates. Cool completelyin pan.
1 1/2 cups miniature candy-coated chocolates – divided use
Chocolate Frosting:1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons hot water
White Chocolate Drizzle:3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
Makes 12 brownies.
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