Happy Halloween!

When I was a kid, my mom would make us a special treat for Halloween: a large, round brownie, frosted and decorated to look like a jack-o’-lantern. This was exciting for several reasons: we didn’t often have “sweets” in our home, and I was a sugar-fiend; we got to help with the decorating, which meant gorging on as many candy corn and M&Ms as we could shove into our mouths; and, it looked cool.

This year, for the first time, I decided to make my own. However, there was no prerequisite pizza pan with a short “lip” at the store, so I had to improvise and, rather than one large “pumpkin,” make two smaller ones in two glass pie pans.

In addition to the aluminum, lipped pizza pan, the original “recipe” (which I believe was clipped from a Good Housekeeping magazine circa 1984) called for M&Ms, Chuckles and candy corn atop an orange-frosted brownie. My brownies feature white chocolate chips, and I used a cream cheese frosting, but overall, I stayed quite true to the original. Enjoy your Halloween!

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