The Easy Bake Unicorn Cookbook: Lil’ Monster Brownies
We are so excited to share with you an excerpt from our new Easy To Bake Unicorn Cookbook! These amazing, simple, kids treats are one’s we made with our mom and grandmother – so we know your kids will enjoy making these new unicorn food classics with you. Interested in more fun ideas? Check out our Unicorn Cookbook!
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In Iowa you don’t trick-or-treat with a orange bucket that looks like a pumpkin. You go up to your bedroom, rip the pillow cases off your bed, and then you ransack the town! My brothers established a very well-worn trick-or-treat route that always looted us the best and fullest lot of candy! We would run home after filling our pillowsacks so full that we could hardly lug it down the block and unload it on to the living room floor. We then ran upstairs, ripped the socks from our sock drawer, and sorted all the candy out into rows in rainbow order. Afterall in the face of so much glorious, color-coated indulgence, socks were pretty useless.
Because we had such an overflow of candy in the house, my mother always would find a creative way to use it. Embedding it into brownies was of course the BEST way to do that!
Easy Bake Option:
Buy a box of brownie mix and some chocolate frosting. Follow the instructions on the box, then follow our decorating tips on the next page!
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What You Need:
1⁄2 cup Canola oil
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Large Eggs
1⁄4 teaspoon Baking powder
1⁄2 cup Cocoa
1⁄4 teaspoon Salt
1⁄2 cup All-purpose flour
Step By Step:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Then grab 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cups oil, and 1 cup sugar, and beat with a hand mixer until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
Add 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cupflour and mix.
Using Crisco (or butter), grease a 9 x 9 square pan, then add a handful of flour and coat all sides.
Place into the oven for 20 minutes. To check if the brownies are done, you can stick a toothpick in them. They’re done when the toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely before cutting.
After the brownies cool, top with chocolate frosting (recipe can be found on page 49) or use store-bought chocolate frosting and fully coat the top of the brownies while still in the pan.
Directly after frosting, place pieces of Kit Kat® bar, Reese’s Pieces®, peanut butter cups, and candied eyes on top of the frosting. Press down on the candy so it is firmly nudged into the frosting.
Grab a set of candy eye sprinkles from the local store and place 2 eyes above and or around the candy pieces.