Liz’s Kitchen: Carrot Patch Easter Brownies Recipe
This recipe was circling around Facebook and my mom ended up posting it and tagging one of her crafty friends to make for Easter. I actually had an Easter celebration this past weekend and was put in charge of dessert and I thought that this would be perfect. Reading through it didn't seem like that hard of a dish and it really wasn't. The thing that was the most difficult was getting the chocolate the right shade of orange. It is a pretty simple and straight forward recipe that will have everyone at your party talking!
Carrot Patch Easter Brownies
- 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients called for on box
- 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 12 wooden skewers, for dipping
- 12 large strawberries
- 1 tub chocolate frosting
- 1 package Oreo cookies, crushed
- Robin Eggs candies, for garnish
- Orange food coloring
- Parchment paper
Cook the brownies as the box says! However, line your dish with parchment paper so you can lift out the full sheet of brownies once they're cooked and cooled. While the brownies are cooking you can get everything else in place. Wash and dry your strawberries and skewer them at the end so you'll be able to dip them in chocolate. Next take the row of Oreos and smash them up. I put them in a ziplock bag and took my heavy ladle to them. Take a giant baking pan and also line that with parchment paper and set to the side.
Next grab your chocolate and melt it in the microwave. This will melt differently depending on the strength of your microwave but you want to check it about every 20-40 seconds and give it a stir so your chocolate doesn't burn. Once your chocolate is melted add the coconut oil and stir that in. once it's mix you'll add the dye. If you have orange dye start with about 10 drops and then add more if it's not the orange color you want. If you don't have orange dye follow the box for the color combinations to make orange and the add more if you're not at the hue you would like.
Once the chocolate is ready to go start dipping your strawberries in the chocolate. Try to cover as much of the strawberry as possible without covering the green leaves on the berry. Once dipped place them on the cookie sheet that in lined with parchment paper. When all the strawberries are complete place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
When the brownies are done let them cool. Pull the entire sheet of brownies out and place on a large cutting board. Spread the icing evenly on the top of the brownies and then sprinkle the Oreos evenly across the brownies. You can go one of two way now. I cut the brownies up here because I couldn't imagine a non messy way to cut the brownies and pass them out once they were complete. However you want to handle it. When the strawberries have harden pull the out of the fridge and remove the skewers. Then Place the "carrot" strawberry on each of the brownies but male sure you leave room for the robin's egg!
Next it's time to layout your masterpiece. I grabbed a serving platter and put down some fake grass and laid all the brownies out. For those that decided to leave the brownies together don't forget your knife so you can cut them up when it's time to serve! ENJOY and HAPPY EASTER