Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!! Who wants brownies?!

Hello all,

In the great spirit of Halloween, I thought I'd make a super easy treat to bring in for my office mates. I really like Halloween, whatever it may be that you associate it. If your thing is scary movies, you have your fill playing 24 hours a day. If you like dressing like a monster, or slutty fill-in-the-blank, or any excuse to wear face paint, you have your perfect day. If you are a secret hoarder of mini candy bars, get ready to unabashedly indulge your sugar rush.

I like all of the above. Well, that's almost true. I actually get way too scared when watching horror flicks and abhor face paint, but I do love zombie flicks, Rocky Horror, and chocolate :)

Back to the recipe then. You can decide how far you want to take this. It can either be a semi-homemade treat that takes no longer than 45 mins to an hour to complete prep to cool, or a fully from scratch ordeal. Whatever you choose, it's a sure crowd-pleaser. Are you ready witches and warlocks?

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

GF Brownie Mix or GF Brownie Recipe
8 oz light cream cheese
3/4 cup organic pumpkin
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg or egg sub
splash of vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease an 8x8 square pan.
Prepare GF Brownie Mix or GF Brownie Recipe following directions, and pour into pan.
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, egg and vanilla with a mixer until well blended.
Pour cheesecake mixture over brownie batter.
Cook for 30-50 minutes (depending on your oven.)
Cool and try not to eat them all at once okay?

Love the orange and black goodies and so will your allergic/non-allergic counterparts. Have a Happy Halloween and stay safe folks!

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