Best 4th of July Patriotic Brownies
These are really delicious brownies. I adapted the brownie recipe from another recipe and added my own holiday pizzazz for our 4th of July celebration! Serve heated up or at room temperature. Enjoy!
- Serves: 1 person
- 1tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed
- ⅔cup unsalted butter
- 1¼ cups white sugar
- 1cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2teaspoons water
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2large eggs
- ⅓cup all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups white chocolate chips, divided
- 3drops red food coloring, or as desired
- 3drops blue food coloring, or as desired
- 3tablespoons red and blue candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®), or as desired, divided
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper with vegetable oil.
Step 2Melt butter in a microwave in a microwave-safe bowl; stir until smooth. Pour in sugar, cocoa powder, water, and vanilla extract. Stir until well blended.
Step 3Pour eggs into batter and mix until batter becomes shiny. Stir in flour quickly until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Step 4Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.
Step 5Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before transferring to the refrigerator to cool completely, about 30 minutes more.
Step 6Place 1/2 cup white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir until well blended and mixture is smooth and yogurt-like in consistency.
Step 7Stir red food coloring into white chocolate chips until it reaches your desired shade.
Step 8Remove brownies from the refrigerator. Spread red-colored chocolate over the top in a stripe. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon red and blue candy-coated chocolate pieces before it hardens.
Step 9Melt another 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in a microwave. Stir until smooth.
Step 10Stir blue food coloring into white chocolate chips until it reaches your desired shade. Spread onto top of brownies for a second stripe. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon andy-coated chocolate pieces.
Step 11Melt remaining 1/2 white chocolate chips in a microwave. Spread onto top of brownies for a third stripe. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of candy-coated chocolate pieces.
Step 12Transfer brownies to a refrigerator to allow chocolate to harden for at least 30 minutes.