Kid’s Party Food: Easy Halloween Brownies
This is a sponsored post for Mazola® with One2OneNetwork. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With the cooler weather, comes baking season. I love spending time in the kitchen with Sam, creating tasty treats. This weekend, we decided to do some baking together as we get in the mood for Halloween around our house. Everyday is a party with Sam — so it’s only appropriate we have some tasty kid’s party food options as well. I picked up Mazola® Cholesterol Free Corn Oil plus a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter and some Halloween candies at the store and we got ready to bake.
I found this tasty — and easy — Halloween brownie recipe on the Mazola® website and decided it would be perfect for our evening of baking. They have tons of recipe ideas that include everything from stir-fry to baking. It’s a great way to get inspired in the kitchen.
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Did You Know?
- New research shows corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil.
- The study results suggest corn oil has significantly greater effects on blood cholesterol levels than extra virgin olive oil, due, in part, to the natural cholesterol-blocking ability of plant sterols. These findings add to those from prior research supporting corn oil’s positive heart health benefits.
- Corn oil has a unique combination of healthy fatty acids and plant sterols, which research suggests help lower cholesterol. Corn oil has four times more plant sterols than olive oil and 40 percent more than canola oil. Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States.
- Plant sterols are plant-based substances naturally present in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes and vegetable oils, such as corn oil. To the extent that plant sterols play a part in reducing blood cholesterol levels, they could have an important role in a heart healthy diet.
1/4 cup butter OR margarine
1/4 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup, dark OR light
2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
1/3 cup butter OR margarine, softened
1-1/2 tablespoons Karo® Light Corn Syrup
1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
2-1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Orange food coloring
Candies for decorating: candy corn, orange slices, chocolate coated candy pieces, etc.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- To make Brownies, combine butter, oil and chocolate in a large saucepan over low heat. Heat just until chocolate and butter are melted. Remove from heat and beat in sugar, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.
- Pour brownie batter into greased 12-inch pizza pan. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes until center is just set. Cool on wire rack at least 30 minutes before frosting.
- To make Frosting, beat butter, corn syrup, vanilla and salt in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and gradually add milk until frosting is desired spreading consistency. Beat in orange coloring until desired shade of orange.
- Frost brownies. Make a jack-o-lantern face using candies.
Sam and I had so much fun together. He’s becoming quite a little assistant, helping pour in the ingredients I measure, plus mixing everything in the bowl. Of course his favorite job as my assistant is to be the official taste tester! Although, he also loved being able to make the candy faces on the brownie after I scooped on the frosting. I love creating these memories together!. In precious moments like these, I’m especially thankful that I get to be Sam’s mom.