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Easter-Is-Over Brownies

Brownies studded with a hodgepodge of leftover Easter candy

Ingredients

  • For the Brownies:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee you could use water
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup of various chocolate candy
  • For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup of butter 1 stick
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • For the Brownies:
  • Preheat oven to 400 and grease a 17x11 jelly roll pan (or large baking sheet with a rim).
  • In the bowl of your mixer combine flour and sugar.
  • In a heavy saucepan combine butter, shortening, coffee or water, and cocoa powder. Stir and heat to boiling.
  • Pour boiling mixture over the flour/sugar mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Place chocolate throughout the pan and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
  • For the Glaze:
  • While the brownies bake prepare frosting. In a saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder, and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until the glaze is smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven. Cool and serve.