One of my favorite parts about baking is that you can always have a spectacular looking dessert without a lot of effort if you are short on time. These Glazed Chocolate Brownie Squares I made this past week are a perfect example of that.
I purchased this Wilton Bake it Better 12 Cavity Bar pan ($10.97 and available at Walmart) at the Wilton Tent Sale earlier this month and got the itch to try it. So when we were having several guests come over for dessert I wanted to make a few desserts that were simple but still had some wow factor.
I used a boxed brownie mix that makes a 13×9 inch pan of brownies and filled the cavities almost half way. They baked for approximately 28 minutes but I simply chose the shortest time on the back of the box and then used a toothpick periodically after that to check they were done.
I let them cool inside the pan and used a butter knife to gently pull them out. They didn’t stick at all but it would have been hard to get them out otherwise. For the glaze I used my newest favorite baking product, Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes and used about a half a bottle over the tops. Simply warm the bottle in the microwave, shake and pour!
I topped them off with rinsed and dried maraschino cherries for a pop of color. They looked great on a platter and certainly got attention. Best of all they tasted moist and delicious. With just a few minutes of my time I had created a dessert that turned heads but was very easy!