6 squares (1 oz. each) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup, plus 2 tbs. butter, softened and divided
1 tbs. freeze dried coffee granules
1 tbs. boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup M&M's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, divided
1/2 cup white frosting
Assorted food colorings
3 in. Halloween cookie cutters
How to Prepare:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 8x8x2 in. baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving 1-1/2 in. overhang on two sides. Lightly grease foil; set pan aside.
In small saucepan combine chocolate and 2 tbs. butter over low heat; stir constantly until completely melted. Remove from heat; let cool slightly.
In small bowl combine coffee granules and water; set aside.
In lg. bowl beat 1/4 cup butter, sugar and eggs; stir in chocolate mixture and coffee until well blended. In med. bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; add to chocolate mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup M&M's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake 30 - 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Lift brownies out of pan using foil. Cut into Halloween shapes using 3 in. cookie cutters. Tint frosting desired colors. Spread frosting over each brownie shape. Decorate with remaining 1/2 cup M&M's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits.