Does anything say Halloween more than these little brownies? The icing looks more daunting than it really it is but once you’ve done one or two it’s really not as tricky as you first thought. These are classic chocolate brownies (made vegan if you like) and are simply delicious (with or without the spiderwebs).
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- FOR THE BROWNIES
- 150g plain flour
- 40g cacao powder
- 100g dark chocolate
- 40g light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 150ml plant milk alternative
- 1 egg or 2 chia eggs (2 tablespoons of chia seeds mixed with 4 tablespoons of water left in fridge for 10 minutes)
- 100g apple sauce
- FOR THE ICING
- 250g icing sugar
- 4 tablespoons of aquafaba (use chickpeas for a yummy curry or for lunch boxes)
Preheat oven to 180c/350f and grease/line a square baking tray.
Next, melt 40g of the dark chocolate and add to a bowl.
Add the vanilla extract, chia eggs, milk and apple sauce to the bowl of the melted chocolate. Mix until thoroughly combined.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the plain flour, cacao powder, light brown sugar and baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until they’re well combined.
Empty the mixture into the greased/lined baking tray and flatten. Bake in oven for 22-24 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Whilst the brownies are baking, make the icing by whisking the icing sugar and aquafaba together. An electric whisk at high speed works best. Whisk for a couple of minutes until it turns light and fluffy.
Empty the icing into a piping bag and place in the fridge to harden up/set slightly.
Leave brownies to completely cool before cutting into squares.
Melt the remaining 60g of dark chocolate.
Decorating one brownie at a time, cover the brownie in melted chocolate and then, with the icing, pipe a tiny circle in the middle. Continue piping circles around it until the brownie is full of circles.
Using a toothpick or sharp object, draw lines from the inside of the circles to the outside to create a spiderweb effect.
Place brownies in fridge to set for 10 minutes before tucking in!