June Bolhafner adds 1/2 cup of dried cherries to boxed brownie mixes. “I reserve a little of the mix and coat the cherries with it, then fold them into the batter right before baking,” she writes from Ballwin, Missouri.
This is such an easy dessert that everyone goes crazy over! I have brought it to church and work potlucks, and everyone always begs for more. The recipe is so easy—it goes together in a snap. —Ann Vick, Rosemount, Minnesota
Our kids beg for a one of these big brownies every year. I just bake brownie batter in a pizza pan, spread with orange-tinted frosting and let the kids design a pumpkin stem and jack-o’-lantern face using candy.