Have seen High Hat Cupcakes? Just Google it – they are all over the internet!
However, I have never seen a High Hat Brownie! And to make it even better, I stacked the brownies, filled them with marshmallow fluff frosting and added a fun orange cherry just for Halloween!
I loved the entire look of this dessert!
If that isn’t just asking to be eaten…
This post was inspired by a recipe I saw in a magazine. It had traditional Maraschino Cherries and was covered in a basic buttercream frosting with chocolate on top. Been there. Done that. Got the tee-shirt. I wanted something DIFFERENT.
I had the orange cherries and I knew I could do something better than buttercream.
And that’s when I came up with these!
I’m a genius. I know. You can tell me all about it in the comments below 😉
If you’ve never made High Hat cupcakes, don’t worry. I think that the brownies were a bit easier to handle. For one thing, brownies aren’t going to fall apart. I know I’ve had bad luck with cupcake liners coming loose if I handle them too much.
Also, since the brownies were made in an individual Square Treat Cake Pan
, the sides are all baked edges. I wasn’t nervous of poking my finger into the brownie. They were perfect for handling.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to see these brownies come to life. I really wasn’t sure if it would work or it would look odd. Sometimes my ideas seem a bit over the top, and this was sure was a leap for me.
The bright orange on top with the chocolate coating was so beautiful.
You could totally make this with maraschino cherries, but the orange just sets them apart for Halloween!
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- Mix the butter until smooth, add in marshmallow fluff and slowly add in 1 cup of powdered sugar. Add a tablespoon of milk, vanilla and food coloring. Add additional sugar or milk until you've reached the desired frosting consistency. It should be thick and hold a spatula upright.
- Transfer the frosting to to piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1A tip (or any large open tip). Pipe on the frosting in three circles on top of half of the brownie squares. Place them into the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a deep mug or bowl for 30 seconds at 70% power. Stir and repeat. Let the chocolate sit and continue to melt before trying to melt it again in the microwave. When the chocolate is smooth and slightly cooled, take your brownies out of the freezer.
- Holding the base of the brownie, dip the frosting in a straight up and down motion in the melted chocolate. Give it a little shake to get rid of the excess, then add the cherry to the top while they are still wet. Set them aside to dry and harden.
- Add some frosting to the other brownies and top with the high hat brownie.