I saw these little treats in the back of the FamilyFun Magazine and thought…what a great way to honor hubby on Father’s Day! My daughter and I stayed up late last night creating the “Grate Gift For Dad!” These were so fun to make and we had a blast decorating the cupcakes. This is a good activity to get your kids involved in and have them surprise their daddy on his special day.
Grate Gift For Dad Recipe (courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine)
- Brownie batter
- Black food coloring
- White frosting
- Orange sugar
- Caramel creams
- Red, yellow, and green candy fruit slices
- Hot Tamales candies
1. To make a batch of 12, place liners in a muffin pan, oil them, and fill them two thirds full of your favorite brownie batter, then bake according to the recipe directions. Let the brownies cool.
2. In a small bowl, mix one or two drops of black food coloring with 1/4 cup white frosting. Transfer the frosting to a ziplock bag and snip a small section from the corner. Pipe grate lines onto each brownie and let them set for 20 minutes. Add embers with a sprinkle of orange sugar.
3. Prepare the grill food as instructed below and press it in place atop each brownie.
Kebabs = A caramel cream and red, yellow, and green candy fruit slices, cut into small pieces + toothpick skewers
Pork chop = two thirds of a caramel cream, molded with fingers + black food coloring, applied with a toothpick
Hot dogs = Hot Tamales candies + black food coloring, applied with a toothpick
Instead of the black food coloring and white frosting, I used Betty Crocker Brownie Toppers chocolate icing to make the grate. I also used yellow sugar for the embers, because I was out of orange. However, the orange would look much better or even red would be a good choice.