Shark Bites/Red Velvet Brownies

We’re watching Sharknado 3 tonight (possibly along with John’s shed-building buddies). Desserts need to be made.

These are just the red velvet brownies outlined below + a dab of cream cheese frosting + a shark gummy.


10 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ cup buttermilk (I made my own with milk and vinegar)
½ teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons red food coloring (I used 1.5 because that’s all I had and it was fine)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoons salt

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Line an 8 x 8 glass dish with greased parchment paper.

In a large bowl cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar.

Mix in egg.

Mix in buttermilk, vinegar and vanilla.

Add food coloring and mix to combine.

Mix in unsweentened cocoa powder.

Add flour and salt.

Mix until smooth and well combined, being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Pour batter into pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes (mine took closer to 45, checking every 5 minutes) or until center is set and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Remove brownies and let cool. (I place mine in the fridge when they are warm to speed up cooling.)

Cut brownies into small squares.

To make shark bites, add a dollop of cream cheese frosting (I use this recipe) and a shark gummy.


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