Friday, February 12, 2010

Easy Brownie Torte

Brownies are one of my hubby's favorite desserts so I had decided to make up some for the Valentine's Day weekend for our enjoyment.  When I pulled out a box from my pantry and to my delight found this recipe on the back of the box!! What a great idea to make for a special occasion like Valentine's day!  It is so simple to make but it looks so elegant.  The best part is that I have all the ingredients in my pantry!  However, I am going to change the Reese's peanut butter cups with either chopped Snicker bars(hubby's favorite candy) or Heath bits.  If I use Heath bits I am going to put some of the bits between the layers of brownie too.

Easy Brownie Torte

1 box brownie mix
3 Tbsp. water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 container chocolate frosting
1/2 cup Reese's peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped 

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. Make brownies as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using foil-lined pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Remove brownie from pan by lifting foil; peel foil away. Cut brownie in half lengthwise; place 1 half on serving plate.(or a 10x5 piece of double thickness cardboard covered in foil, cellophane, or coated giftwrapping paper)

Spoon frosting into microwavable bowl. Microwave on High 15 to 20 seconds. Stir frosting until smooth. Pour half of frosting over brownie half on plate. Place other half of brownie on top; pour remaining frosting over top. Sprinkle with candies. Refrigerate 30 minutes to set. Store loosely covered.

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ButterYum said...

Ah these would be too dangerous to have in the house for me to nibble on all day long. I'll have to make these when I can take them somewhere to share.


Ann Kroeker said...

I'm with ButterYum...danger! danger!

I do like the sound of your Heath bits substitution...I really love toffee.