FATHER'S DAY "GRILL" BROWNIES
1 box brownie mix (plus ingredients to make them)
white frosting (from a can or homemade- *see below)
black food coloring
red sugar crystals
Hot Tamales candies or red Mike and Ike candies
*Homemade Buttercream Frosting: Mix 1/2 stick butter, softened, 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 TBS milk. If too thick you can add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time until spreadable.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make brownie batter according to box directions. Line cupcake pan with liners. Fill each 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake 20-22 minutes. Don't over bake or they'll be dry. Let them cool.
Meanwhile, tint about a cup of the frosting with a little black food coloring, just enough to turn it gray. Set aside.
Then, warm the caramels (either hold them in your hands for a while or put in microwave for 5 seconds (NOT LONG or they'll melt). Then mold them into pork chop shapes. Using a toothpick dipped in black food coloring, make grill marks on the pork chops and the Hot Tamales hot dogs.
Spoon the gray frosting into a small ziploc bag. Snip the tip of the corner with scissors. Draw the grates onto brownies.
Add the pork chops and hot dogs.
My husband loved the brownies! Cute and delicious! If you've got a Grill Master Guy in your life, make these and ensure a Happy Father's Day!