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Black Cat Brownie

 Black Cat Brownie
“My Mom made this treat for me and my brother every Halloween as we were growing up, " recalls Janice Korsmeyer of Highland, Illinois. "Today, my own daughter enjoys it each year, too. It's so easy to make, always a great hit with children and a fun tradition to pass on.”
20 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 2 large yellow gumdrops
  • 1 large green gumdrop
  • 1 large black gumdrop
  • 2 pieces black shoestring licorice
  • 6 candy corns

Directions

  • Line two 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; coat with
  • cooking spray and set aside.
  • Prepare brownie mix batter according to package directions. Pour into
  • prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a
  • toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks to cool completely; remove parchment paper.
  • For cat's body, place one brownie circle on a covered board. From one
  • side of the remaining brownie, cut a 1-in.-wide crescent-shaped
  • slice; position tail on board. From the center of the opposite side,
  • measure 2-3/4 in. toward the center. Make a vertical cut, forming a
  • small half circle; cut in half and trim if desired, forming two
  • ears. Position brownie with the flat side against the cat's body;
  • trim sides of brownie as needed, forming the head. Add the ears.
  • Frost cat. Flatten yellow gumdrops. Cut two thin rounds from green

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Black Cat Brownie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • gumdrop; position yellow and green gumdrops for eyes. Press black
  • gumdrop into frosting for nose. Cut licorice into desired lengths
  • for whiskers and a mouth; press lightly into frosting. Arrange candy
  • corns at base of cat for toes. Yield: 20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 299 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.