Traditionally on the Jewish holiday of Purim, hamentashen are filled with jam or poppy seeds. I used brownie batter instead for a lovely twist.
Try to avoid your temptations to overstuff the hamentashen. Remember, the brownie batter also has a leavening agent in it, so it will rise a bit when exposed to heat and will try to seep out of the hamentashen's sides. For best results, only place 1 tablespoon of batter in the middle of each biscuit.
You may substitute orange juice for the apple juice.
I just made this recipe using my own brownie recipe. It come out outstanding! My neighbors couldn't believe that it was butter/margarine free. Thanks for the great idea and recipe. - 24 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These were very good, just make sure you don't put too much brownie mix in...they explode. The kids liked that though, gave them more brownie. - 25 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I think people were more impressed with the idea than the execution. I wasn't crazy about the dough with the brownie texture. Also, if I made these again, I would use a different dough recipe. The brownie expands during baking and the dough had a lot of trouble staying closed - even with pinching overload. A great idea to spice up regular old Hamentashen! - 02 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)