Scary Halloween Dessert, Just Add Eyes
This Halloween dessert may be more cute than scary, but either way, its sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next Halloween party.
The brownie recipe I used for this Halloween dessert is basically a legend around my circle of friends. It’s easy to make, and hands down one of the best brownies you’ll ever have. The right amount of dense with the perfect chocolate flavor, which I achieve by melting semi-sweet chocolate chips into the batter, as well as powdered cocoa. Together they simply can’t be beaten.
And to take it over the edge, I also mix in another half cup of chocolate chips after I pour it into the baking pan, because why ever not?
Add eyes to everything
And as far as the eyes go, use them on everything until they’re gone or Halloween comes, whichever is first. They get you laughing at dinner, and make lunches a fun surprise. Start the day off with them on pancakes. Get creative and let them work their magic.
The exact Wilton eyes I found on Amazon are out of stock now, but here are a few others that are similar. Also, any craft or cake store should have them in stock!
Enjoying the holidays and making things special doesn’t always mean lots of planning and effort. It’s simple things like this that you can easily do and bring a light and a laugh to your kids day.
What other simple hacks do you have for making Halloween or another holiday special?
These have been called "the best brownies" I've ever had by multiple people. It's all in the chocolate chips combined with the cocoa powder! Enjoy!
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips If you're a light chocolate kind of girl you can to milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup NOW Foods Official cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
In a saucepan melt butter and chocolate chips, once melted transfer to a Kitchen-Aid or other stand mixer.
Add in two cups sugar, 4 eggs, and mix until combined. At low speed, slowly add flour, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and baking powder. Once combined spoon into a parchment-lined 9×12 pan. You can also skip the parchment and line the pan with butter or cooking spray, but I like to be able to remove the entire brownie from the pan and cut it into smaller pieces and store it easily.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Depending on your oven, you may need to adjust the cooking time. Brownies are a beast to know when they’re fully cooked. No one wants under or overcooked brownies! A good rule of thumb is the brownies don’t move when you shake the pan, and the outer edges are cracking.
Happy baking friends! Make sure you’re following me over on Instagram for real-time recipe creations, and if you need more desserts, whip up these pumpkin cookies next! And if you’re looking to add some fun outdoor decor for your home this Halloween, you need to see this post where I hang giant spiders all over my house!