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“These yummy brownies are the color of candy corn with layers of orange, yellow and brown. On Halloween, you can decorate the brownie squares with a partial spider web and serve on a platter on which a few plastic spiders reside. Orange candy melts for the spiderwebs are available in stores selling party and cake decorating supplies. They are also called candy wafers. Other times you can decorate as you like. These are appropriate all autumn long. Recipe comes from Woman's Day. Note that preparation time includes chilling time”
1hr 45mins
25 brownies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup butter, melted and cooled (3/4 cup)
  • 1 34 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 12 cups plus 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted in medium bowl in microwave
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • yellow and red food coloring
  • Spiderwebs
  • 14 cup orange candy melts


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, letting foil extend above pan on 2 sides Coat foil with nonstick spray or use nonstick foil.
  2. Whisk butter and sugar in a medium bowl until blended. Whisk in eggs, one t a time. Stir in 1-1/2 cups flour and the baking powder until just combined.
  3. Remove 1 cup batter, add to chocolate and stir until blended. Spread evenly in lined pan. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until slightly firm.
  4. Meanwhile, stir orange extract and 1/4 cup flour into remaining batter, tint yellow. Divide batter in half. Tint half orange using a little red food color.
  5. Spoon yellow batter onto chocolate layer; gently spread even. Refrigerate 30 minutes, until slightly firm to the touch.
  6. Spoon on orange batter; spread even. Bake 40-45 minutes until a wooden pcik inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pan on wire rack 10 minutes; then invert on rack to cool completely; remove foil. Cut in 25 squares.
  7. To make spiderwebs: Melt candy melts as package directs. Scrape into a sturdy 1-quart ziptop bag. Cut tip off one corner and pipe a quarter of a spiderweb on each brownie. The web will have 4 spokes, two of which follow 2 sides of the brownie and meet in the corner. The other two are spaced inbetween. There will be room for a couple of rows of web lines connecting the 4 spokes.

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