Is there be a chicer brownie than one topped with edible gold dust? You can find edible gold dust for very cheap at most craft or cooking stores or just order it here from Amazon. If you don’t have gold dust, this brownie recipe is still a delicious one to have one hand. I gilded them for my Phantom Masquerade party to up the fancy factor. These would also be perfect for an Academy Awards party or a New Year’s Eve party.
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup dark cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s Special Dark)
3 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Gold pearl dust (you can find this at most craft or cooking stores or buy it here from Amazon)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan, line with parchment paper, and grease the paper.
- In a large bowl with a wooden spoon, mix the melted butter, sugar, and salt. Add the cocoa powder and stir well to incorporate. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the flour and baking powder. Add vanilla.
- Pour into prepared pan. Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely in the pan.
- Pour a teaspoon or so of gold pearl dust in a shallow dish and apply to cooled brownies using a pastry brush. Ooh and ahh as it sparkles!
To read more about my Phantom Masquerade, click here.