These adorable Halloween Brownie Bites are always a big hit. Don't you just love Halloween? Carving pumpkins, planning costumes, eating candy...it's all so much fun!
When my kids were still at home, we'd usually head to Disney World for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Do you do anything special? Have a tradition? If we stay home, we make a bunch of Halloween appetizers and have our own festive party!
🖤 Why We Love this One Bite Brownie
These adorable Halloween brownies are definitely at the top of my list for a fun treat. They are the perfect size for little hands, super easy to make, and always a hit with family and friends.
📋What Goes in these Brownies
This set of baking dishes has both rectangular and square baking dishes I use for dessert and it's on sale.
- You can leave the tombstones off the Brownie Bites for a friendlier treat.
- These Halloween brownie bites can be made in mini muffin pans, too.
- Add cream cheese for a richer flavor. Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer first and them swirl it into the mix to take this easy Halloween dessert up a notch!
- Add nuts for a little crunch.
- For a richer chocolate flavor, add a ¼ cup of melted chocolate to the batter or add a ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips. White chocolate would add a delicious twist, too.
- An inexpensive addition would be to simply paint a Jack-o'-Lantern face on large marshmallows and use them to top the brownies. Candy corn could be used as well.
- Frost the brownies with chocolate frosting before cutting for an extra sweet treat.
- If you do frost the brownies, why not top them with chocolate sprinkles or these Halloween sprinkles with candy eyeballs?
👩🏻🍳 How to Make Them
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a square baking pan with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper.
Step 2: Pour melted butter into a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: Stir in the sugar and cocoa.
Step 4: Add the vanilla and eggs and stir well.
Step 5: In a separate bowl, measure out the flour. Many people scoop flour right out of the bag with a measuring cup, but you can end up with more flour than you need making a dry brownie or cake.
Instead, scoop the flour into the measuring cup with a spoon. Level the cup with a knife.
Step 6: Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together.
Step 7: Add the flour mixture to the other ingredients and stir well.
Step 8: Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Step 9: Allow brownies to come to room temperature on a cooling rack before cutting into 24 bars.
How to Decorate These Treats
Making the Icing
Step 1: You will need eggs, powdered sugar, cream of tartar, and green gel food coloring to ice the brownie bites.
Step 2: Combine all ingredients except food coloring in a mixing bowl, mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes.
Step 3: If icing is not stiff enough add powdered sugar until it is thick. (up to about ¼ cup)
Step 4: Spoon the icing into a bowl.
Step 5: Add several drops of green gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing and stir well to mix the color.
Decorating the Brownie
Note: The Peeps tombstones have been discontinued, so these are a little different.
Step 1: Using the green icing cover a corner of the brownie to look like grass.
Step 2: Place a tombstone in the center of the back of top of the brownie.
Step 3: Add a candy pumpkin on the plot of icing grass.
When cutting these Halloween Brownie Bites, a plastic knife often works best as the brownies don't stick as much to the plastic.
Of course! Homemade brownies are always a little better but sometimes I need something easier, too!
Keep these in an airtight container for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
You could add nuts, caramel, or even Rice Krispies to give them a little crunch. Get creative and let me know what you try!
With Thanksgiving right around the bend, bookmark these adorable Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes, a sweet treat that only looks like a turkey!
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Halloween Brownie Bites
For the Icing
- 2 egg whites
- 1 C powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- Green gel food coloring
- candy pumpkins
To make the Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Pour melted butter into a bowl.
- Stir in the sugar and cocoa.
- Add the vanilla and eggs and stir well.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together.
- Add the flour mixture to the other ingredients and stir well.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow brownies to cool before cutting into bars.
Making the Icing
- Combine all ingredients except food coloring in a mixing bowl, mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes.
- If icing is not stiff enough add powdered sugar until it is thick. (up to about ¼ cup)
- Spoon the icing into a bowl.
- Add several drops of green gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing and stir well to mix the color.
Decorating the Brownies
- Using the green icing cover a corner of the brownie to look like grass.
- Place a candy tombstone in the center of the back of the brownie.
- Add a candy pumpkin on the plot of icing grass.