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Graveyard Halloween Brownies – Bake up a spooky batch of graveyard Halloween brownies, the cutest little Halloween treats for kids, using Milano cookies, Oreos, and candy corn pumpkins.
You can make the cutest little graveyard Halloween brownies with just a little bit of time and a handful of supplies. They’re so cute and fun to eat too, especially if you’re a chocolate lover like me.
The secret to making these brownies quick? Use a brownie mix.
Brownie mix brownies are one of those desserts that taste just as good as homemade… I mean, they do, especially when they’re chewy.
And you can either mix up a quick batch of sugar cookie icing, or you can buy tubes of pre-made decorating icing, whatever is easiest for you. You’ll need green and black.
Below you’ll find a few tips, so hopefully, making these Halloween desserts will be seamless and enjoyable. This is a great opportunity to get your kids in the kitchen and let them help decorate too.
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WHAT KIND OF BROWNIE MIX SHOULD I USE?
When you pick out a brownie mix, make sure you pick out a brownie that’s going to be easy to slice and pull out of the pan, nothing too messy or gooey.
My first batch of brownies turned out to be a really ooey gooey mess; I didn’t realize they’d be quite so gooey. They could hardly be scraped off the bottom of the pan.
I recommend using cake-like or chewy brownies (preferably chewy) that won’t be so gooey and will easily pop right out of the pan.
This brownie mix worked wonderfully for our graveyard brownies.
WHAT KIND OF ICING SHOULD I USE?
You can either mix up a quick batch of my favorite sugar cookie icing and then separate it into the green and black colors.
Or you can use decorating icing that’s ready to go. You can usually find tubes of it at the grocery store in either the baking aisle or the cake decorating aisle.
If you choose to go with pre-made, just make sure it has a fine enough tip for you to write letters on your “gravestone.”
Personally, I love the flavor of homemade frosting. It just tastes so much better! But whatever you decide to use will work just fine.
HOW DO I COLOR HOMEMADE ICING FOR MY GRAVEYARD BROWNIES?
Just separate the icing into two bowls, and mix it according to your specific food coloring directions.
WHAT SHOULD I USE FOR THE GRAVESTONES?
I like the curvature of Milano Cookies, so I decided to cut them in half and use them. You can really use any kind of cookie you want.
Alternative ideas may include:
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE GRAVEYARD HALLOWEEN BROWNIES:
You’ll need just a few things to make graveyard Halloween brownies, including the following:
- Already baked and cooled brownies
- Green and black sugar cookie icing
- Crushed Oreo Cookies
- Milano Cookies, cut or broken in half
- Candy pumpkins – Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins are my favorite.
TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE THESE SCRUMPTIOUS HALLOWEEN TREATS
Slice the brownies into squares or as close to square shaped brownies as you can.
To decorate brownies, follow these steps:
- Using Wilton Round Tip 5 (or the closest off brand cake tip) and a small pastry bag, add pumpkin vines (or squiggles) to the top of the brownie with green icing.
- Crumble crushed Oreos on top of the green icing.
- Break or cut a Milano Cookie in half.
- Using Wilton Round Tip 5 (or the closest off brand cake tip) and a small pastry bag, pipe the letters R.I.P. with black icing.
- Pipe black icing onto the cut end of the Milano Cookie.
- Press the “gravestone” into the corner of the brownie.
- Add a dab of icing to the bottom of a candy pumpkin and set it in place on the “grave.”
Just remember that perfection is overrated and have fun with this! While there’s a few more steps to this brownie, it’s still really easy to make and a really fun way to spend some quality time with your kids in the kitchen.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE CAKE TIPS AND PASTRY BAGS?
Don’t sweat it! You really don’t have to have the cake tip I mentioned above or the pastry bag.
You can get creative with what you already have in your kitchen. Or you can just use ready made icing that comes with a convenient tip for cake decorating, making the process even easier.
However, if you want to use homemade icing and have sandwich bags, you can snip the corner of a sandwich bag, fill the bag with icing, and swirl away. Works like a charm!
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Spooky Graveyard Halloween Brownies
Bake up a spooky batch of graveyard Halloween brownies, the cutest little Halloween treats for kids, using Milano cookies, Oreos, and candy corn pumpkins.
Slice the brownies into squares.
If you make icing, go ahead and separate it into two bowls; then color one green and one black.*
Crumble crushed Oreos on top of the green icing.
Break or cut a Milano Cookie in half.
Pipe black icing onto the cut end of the Milano Cookie.
Press the "gravestone" into the corner of the brownie.
Add a dab of black or green icing to the bottom of a candy pumpkin and set it in place on the "grave."
Repeat the steps above for every single brownie until you're done.
And that's it! They're ready to serve for a fun Halloween treat!
*I used Wilton Kelly Green and Black icing colors for my graveyard brownies. If you don't want to make icing, you can also use ready made icing, which will probably come in a pouch or tube, will already be the colors you need, and have a convenient tip for decorating. No fuss, no mess.
**If you're using homemade icing and you don't have pastry bags or tips, it's ok! You can use a sandwich bag instead. Just snip the corner of a sandwich bag, fill the bag with icing, and swirl away.