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Halloween Brownies

by Adina 20/10/2019 1 comment

hallloween brownies with monsters cookies on top

 

Cute monster Halloween brownies, these chocolate glazed brownies are a perfect Halloween treat for the kids.

 

MONSTER HALLOWEEN BROWNIES

 

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Super delicious Halloween brownies topped with a super easy to make monster face topper, these chocolate glazed brownies are mixed in minutes and you won’t need a long time to make the monster toppers either.

As already mentioned when posting this hearty and delicious Halloween spider meatloaf, although I enjoy Halloween treats and food a lot, I really don’t like disgusting looking Halloween food.

Grotesque feet, skulls and bloody looking dishes make me want to go to the bathroom rather than sitting down at the table… so I let it be.

But I like cute decorated food, I love to make these kind of decorations together with my children and I love it how happy they are to have such treats from time to time and to be able to say they’ve done those things themselves.

So, if you would like to make a little bit of Halloween baking with your children, these Halloween brownies are the thing for you.

Easy to make, easy to decorate and sooooo delicious to eat.

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR THE HALLOWEEN BROWNIES

For making the Halloween brownies you will need the usual brownie ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • White sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

 

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To make the chocolate glaze, you will need:

  • Semi sweet or dark chocolate: whichever you like best, you can also mix the two sorts, if you like that or if you have leftover chocolate that has to go.
  • Heavy cream
  • Unsalted butter

 

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To make the monster toppers for the Halloween brownies, you will need:

  • Chocolate covered cookies:

I needed 12 small round chocolate cookies.

You can use whatever chocolate covered cookies you like or find, the only thing you have to consider is that they are not too large and that the top is rather smooth.

I used mint cookies covered in chocolate, the surface was not completely smooth but good enough to be able to decorate. These were the only small chocolate covered cookies I was able to find, maybe you will have more choice in your area.

My cookies had a diameter of 3.5 cm/ 1.4 inches, slightly smaller or larger is fine.

 

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  • 24 monster eyes made of sugar
  • 1 or 2 long red gummy spaghetti%name Halloween Brownies, for instance from Haribo
  • 1 white gel tube%name Halloween Brownies
  • 1 silver decorating pen, optional, I used it because I was short one eye and to stick the eyes and mouths of the monster. For sticking you can also use the white decorating pen or gel tube or a little chocolate glaze.

 

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HOW TO MAKE BROWNIES?

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a square baking tin of about 23 – 24 cm/ 9 – 9.5 inches with parchment paper.
  3. Melt the butter in a small pan.
  4. Pour the butter into a mixing bowl and add white and brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and salt.
  5. Whisk for about 2 minutes until the mixture is paler and fluffier.
  6. In another bowl mix together the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and baking powder. Sift them over the butter and sugar mixture.
  7. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined, don’t overmix the batter.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes until just set to the touch. Don’t overbake.
  10. Let the brownies cool in the pan for about 20 minutes.
  11. Remove from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. Only decorate when completely cooled.

 

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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE GLAZE FOR BROWNIES?

I love this particular chocolate glaze. It tastes wonderful, it is easy to make, it is easy to spread on cakes or brownies, it stays soft without being smudgy. It is rich, shiny and glossy and makes any cake look pretty.

I’ve made this chocolate glaze countless time already and used it to cover these delicious hazelnut chocolate cake squares as well.

 

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  1. Chop the chocolate, set aside.
  2. Pour the heavy cream into a small pan. Bring to a boil, this will happen super fast, so stand by.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the chopped butter and the chocolate.
  5. Stir well until the chocolate is completely melted and the glaze is smooth and shiny.
  6. You can either glaze the uncut brownie and then cut the squares or you can cut the squares and glaze each square individually.
  7. I prefer the second version, I love when a little bit of the glaze runs down the sides of the brownies.
  8. To glaze the brownies, place the brownie squares onto a wire rack and place the wire rack on a large baking tray or on a large sheet of parchement paper.
  9. This way the excess chocolate glaze will drip onto the baking tray/parchment paper and not make a mess on your kitchen countertop.

 

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HOW TO DECORATE HALLOWEEN BROWNIES?

  1. Cut the edges of the brownies to be able to have regular, nice squares. It is optional, but the squares will look nicer if you do it. Don’t discard the rest, eat them as they are.
  2. Glaze the brownie squares, letting a little bit of the chocolate glaze drip down the sides of the glazed brownies.
  3. Stick two eyes on each of the chocolate cookies.
  4. Cut the gummy spaghetti into small pieces.
  5. Use a little chocolate glaze or the white decorating pen or gel tube for sticking the eyes and the mouths on the monster cookies.
  6. Use the decorating pen or gel tube to paint the teeth on the monster cookies.
  7. Stick the cookies on the glazed brownies.
  8. Let the glaze set slightly before serving the Halloween brownies.

 

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MORE BROWNIES?

Black Bean Brownies
Vegan Brownies with Coconut Cream
Cheesecake Brownies
Romanian Brownies with Meringue – Negrese
Cherry Chocolate Brownies
Zucchini Chocolate Brownies

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Halloween Brownies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Cute monster Halloween brownies, these chocolate glazed brownies are a perfect Halloween treat for the kids.

Ingredients

  • Brownies:
  • 240 g/ 8.5 oz/ 2 sticks/ 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 135 g/ 4.8 oz/ ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 200 g/ 7 oz/ 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs (medium Germany, large US)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz/ 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 115 g/ 4 oz/ 1 1/8 cup usweetened cocoa powder
  • Chocolate glaze:
  • 85 g/ 3 oz/ scant ½ cup chopped semi sweet or dark chocolate (See note 1)
  • 60 ml/ 2 fl.oz/ ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 35 g/ 1.2 oz/ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Decoration:
  • 12 small chocolate covered cookies (See note 2)
  • 24 small monster eyesballs (made of sugar)
  • 1-2 red gummy spaghetti
  • white decorating gel pen/tube

Instructions

Brownies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Line a square baking tin of about 23 - 24 cm/ 9 - 9.5 inches with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a small pan.
  3. Pour the butter into a mixing bowl and add white and brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Whisk for about 2 minutes until the mixture is paler and fluffier.
    In another bowl mix together the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and baking powder. Sift them over the butter and sugar mixture.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined, don't overmix.
    Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until just set to the touch. Don't overbake.
    Let the brownies cool in the pan for about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Only decorate when completely cooled.

Chocolate glaze:

  1. Chop the chocolate, set aside.
  2. Pour the heavy cream into a small pan.
  3. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
  4. Add the chopped butter and the chocolate.
  5. Stir well until the chocolate is completely melted and the glaze is smooth and shiny.
  6. Cut the edges of the brownies, so that the squares will all look nice and regular.
  7. Cut the brownie squares and glaze each square individually, letting a little of the glaze drip down the sides of the brownies.
  8. Stick the decorated monster chocolate cookies on each square.

Monster cookies:

  1. Stick two eyeballs on each of the chocolate cookies.
  2. Cut the gummy spaghetti into small pieces.
  3. Use a little chocolate glaze or the white decorating pen/gel tube for sticking the eyes and the mouths on the cookies.
  4. Use the decorating gel tube to paint the teeth on the monster cookies.
  5. Stick the cookies on the glazed brownies.
  6. Let the glaze set slightly before serving the Halloween brownies.

Notes

  1. Whichever you like best, a mixture of the two is fine as well.
  2. With a diameter of about 3.5 cm/ 1.4 inches.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 535 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 139mg Sodium: 197mg Carbohydrates: 57g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 40g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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1 comment

Anca 21/10/2019 - 14:44

Wow, these look so cute and I bet they taste delicious too. Love the idea.

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