This Halloween, I am going to be the mouse from ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.’ I needed something that I could wear to work, but still be able to sit in. Unlike my past costumes, which utilized a cardboard box in some way.
Not only will I be rocking this costume at work next week, I will also be wearing it for my friend Kim’s Sleepy Hollow Soiree. While she is known as a talented calligrapher, she is also an incredible host. The invite had detailed instructions about a costume AND dish contest.
I chose pumpkin beer brownies because they are two of my favorite things. The recipe only calls for half of a beer, so I recommend you enjoy the other half while you prepare these heavenly chocolate squares.
Recipe via B Britnell
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 8 ounces of chocolate (I accidentally bought the giant chocolate bar with almonds. Surprise!)
- 1½ sticks of butter
- ½ cup of white sugar
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ½ cup of pumpkin beer
- 3 eggs
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a square baking pan.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt and then set aside.
In a double boiler melt together the chocolate and butter until fully melted and combined. Take off of the heat. You can also use the microwave – I won’t tell, but if you do, put it in one minute increments. Also, don’t put a metal bowl in the microwave. This is obvious, but hey, I am looking out for you.
Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl and stir in the sugars, extract, and beer.
One at a time, whisk in the eggs to chocolate and sugar mixture. Add the dry ingredients to the wet chocolate mixture and stir until well combined.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and top with powdered sugar.