When my husband saw this recipe on my computer screen he asked me what made Gravestone Brownies different from regular brownies. I told him I liked the name because it seemed appropriate for Halloween but he kept saying, "if you are giving them a name, doesn't it have to relate to what's unique about them? Like "Cajun Chicken" means the chicken is made with Cajun spices." I thought it about it for a second and replied, "they're so delicious and to die for". He was still dubious, so I gave him a brownie to try and finally....he agreed!
These brownies are so rich and chocolatey I'm not sure I would advise making them for any kid under the age of 5, because when my 4 1/2 year old saw them cooling on the kitchen counter, I think he nearly fainted from excitement (I still think "Gravestone Brownies" is better than "Fainting Brownies").
If you're having a get together for an older crowd, these are seriously easy and a ton of fun to make!
Gravestone Brownies (Makes 14 â��Gravesâ��)
- 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 Tsp Salt
- 15 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate, chopped (You can also use chocolate chips)
Preparation1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
2. Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
3. In a standing mixer or bowl, whisk the melted butter, sugar and vanilla.
4. Add the eggs one at a time until combined, then slowly mix in the dry ingredients and semi sweet chocolate pieces until combined.
5. Pour the batter into a greased and parchment lined 9×13 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
6. Cut into bars and top with “grave stones” (like the picture above).
*When cutting your brownies, use a long serrated knife and wipe it off in between cuts.