Before we ventured out on Halloween night, our friends converged on our house to eat some sloppy joes and chips and don costumes.
A friend volunteered to make the barbecues, but I decided, at the last minute, of course, to come up with something for dessert.
I knew I had a brownie mix in the cupboard, but didn’t want to do plain brownies. On a foray to the grocery store, I picked up a jar of caramel sauce. Hmmm — brownies topped with ice cream and caramel sauce???
Nope. Too messy.
Instead, when I was mixing up the brownies, I folded in about half a bag of toffee chips, which were also stashed in the pantry. Then, once it was in the pan, I plopped gobs of the caramel sauce (about half a jar) on top of the brownie batter and swirled it about.
The resulting brownies were still messy — quite gooey, in fact — but they were pretty darned good, too, considering this brownie mix makeover was completely improvised. But then, isn’t improvisation what makes Halloween so much fun?