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Haunted Graveyard Brownies

This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

These haunted graveyard brownies start with your favorite brownie recipe. Add chocolate frosting, Wilton candy decorations, and cookie "tombstones" to make adorable Halloween treats.

A single haunted graveyard brownie on a black plate

I hope these spooky sweets and treats are getting you into the Halloween mood!

Today's post is a super easy Halloween treat that kids and adults alike will love! I'm going to show you how to turn a pan of brownies into a haunted graveyard.

Chocolate icing being spread on a sheet of baked brownies

It starts with a 9-inch by 9-inch pan of brownies. Fudgy brownies, cakey brownies, whatever you like. I've included my favorite brownie recipe below, but you can substitute your favorite, or even use a boxed mix.

Next, the brownies are topped with chocolate frosting. I'll tell you a secret: if I'm not making Swiss meringue buttercream, I actually prefer store-bought creamy chocolate frosting! The frosting is what helps adhere the adorable little candy ghosts from Wilton, as well as the sandwich cookies that become the tombstones.

Three haunted graveyard brownies on a black plate

When it comes to Halloween baking, Wilton has everything you need for spooky treats, from sprinkles to cupcake liners, pumpkin-shaped silicone molds, cookie cutters, treat bags and more! You can order online from Wilton, or find them at your local craft stores.

These haunted graveyard brownies are perfect for Halloween parties with family, friends, co-workers, you name it. The brownies can be made and frosted a day ahead of time, then covered and stored in the refrigerator. Take them out about 30 minutes prior to serving, and add the tombstone and ghost to each one.

A close-up of a haunted graveyard brownie with orange, black and white sprinkles on a black plate

A close-up of a haunted graveyard brownie on a black plate

Haunted Graveyard Brownies

Yield: 12 brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These haunted graveyard brownies start with your favorite brownie recipe. Add chocolate frosting, Wilton candy decorations, and cookie "tombstones" to make adorable Halloween treats.

Ingredients

  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Adams vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz chocolate frosting
  • 12 European-style biscuit sandwich cookies
  • 12 Wilton candy ghosts
  • Black edible marker

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9 square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Set a medium sized saucepan over medium heat and melt the butter.
  3. Next, add the granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir well with a wire whisk. Then, whisk in the cocoa powder. Remove from heat. and set aside for 10 minutes to cool. 
  4. Add the eggs, one and a time, whisking between each addition until the eggs are fully combined.
  5. Add the flour and salt and stir well, but not fast -- you don't want to incorporate air. 
  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30- 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. 
  8. Remove parchment paper (with brownies) from the pan. Peel away the parchment paper. Frost the brownies with the chocolate frosting, then cut into 16 squares. 
  9. Cut one curved end off of each cookie. Holding the cookie with the cut end down, write "R.I.P." on one side of each cookie, and place cut-side-down in each brownie. Add a Wilton candy ghost to each brownie, and serve. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Saturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam's Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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