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Halloween Brownies

Halloween Brownies

I love making fun treats with my kids around Halloween time. With this recipe, we wanted to combine a little bit of sweet and salty and even more chocolate.  These Halloween Brownies are just that and more! Bake a batch and taste how delicious they turn out. 

 

Halloween is my family’s favorite time of year around our house.

We love decorating for the holiday so much, we start a day or two after Labor Day. I know, you’re thinking, why would they decorate for Halloween so early? The reason, it’s fun and festive and looks great.

 Also, we all love Halloween so much, why not start early so we can enjoy sooner than later. As it goes, I do the inside of the house and my son Josh does the entire front of our home. Really, the full front lawn covering every spot. 

So, before I get to these yummy Halloween brownies, I’d like to tell you a little about my son Josh and what he has been doing the last few years during the  Halloween and Christmas season.

  Josh not only decorates the outside of our house to look amazing, he does this so he can donate to his favorite charities. As a result, we are beyond proud of him and most importantly, he is proud of himself. He should be! 

I will post of photo of this years’ display.

Basically, there are blowups, blow molds, a fog machine, and really big animatronics!

Kids and adults come by and walk around the lawn while music is playing and these animated creatures talk and move about.

It’s a great time for all.

Trust me when I tell you, it’s a lot of planning and a lot of work to maintain but, Josh loves doing it especially, because it’s done for charity.

Now, on to these delectable Halloween brownies. 

Why you are going to love these Halloween brownies…

We are big chocolate lovers around my house. However, these Halloween brownies are the ultimate in brownies. We love the different textures and of course, the sweet with the little bit of salty and crunchy from the mummy pretzels.  These have become a hit with the neighborhood kids and our family and friends too.

I must mention, this is a great recipe to make after Halloween. Why, you may ask?  Well, that’s because you can use any leftover candy to top these brownies with. Don’t throw any candy away until you make a few batches of these gems.

You can still make the white chocolate covered pretzels, just leave off the mummy face. Or, keep the faces. They are so cute.

We feel, the pretzels add a great balance to the sweet chocolate candy brownies with just the right amount of salty and crunchy deliciousness to each sweet bite. 

I hope you try this fun recipe and enjoy as much as we do. 

Halloween Brownies

Yields: 6 Big Squares

 

What’s in these yummy Halloween brownies…

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Supreme Triple Chunk Brownie Mix (plus ingredients needed to make on
    package: 1 egg, 1⁄4 cup water OR milk, 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil) Note: If you can’t find this actual mix, use any brownie mix but add in some chocolate chunks and or chocolate chips to the batter.

White chocolate pretzels:

  • 6-12 small pretzel twists
  • 1 cup white melting wafers
  • candy eyeballs

The ganache:

  • 1⁄3 cup black melting wafers
  • 1⁄3 cup orange melting wafers
  • 1⁄3 cup white melting wafers
  • 1⁄3 cup heavy whipping cream, divided

Toppings:

  • 1⁄4 cup Kit Kat Minis
  • 1⁄4 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis
  • 1⁄4 cup Whoppers
  • orange sanding sugar
  • candy eyeballs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How are these Halloween brownies made…

Directions:

  1. Making the brownies: Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a baking pan with parchment paper. First spray pan, then line with parchment paper and lightly spray again. This will
    make removing the brownies from the pan much easier. I use either a 7 x 11  or 9 x 13 baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, prepare the brownie mix as per box instructions and make
    sure not to overmix. You can use milk or chocolate milk instead of water to make the
    brownies more flavorful and if using chocolate milk, extra chocolaty.
  3. Pour the brownie batter into the parchment lined baking pan and spread evenly,
    making sure to fill the corners. Then place in the oven and bake as per box
    instructions, about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted 2 inches from the
    edge comes out almost clean. When finished, let cool on a wire rack completely
    before frosting and decorating.
  4. For the white chocolate pretzel mummies: Line a baking sheet with parchment
    paper then set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the white chocolate melting
    wafers in the microwave on a low or defrost setting for 30 seconds. Give it a stir and
    place back in the microwave for 15 second intervals, mixing each time, until fully
    melted and creamy.
  5. Using a fork, dip each pretzel into the melted white chocolate until fully coated.
    Remove it and tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to help remove the excess
    chocolate. Then place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all pretzels
    are covered in chocolate.
    6) Pour the remaining chocolate into a piping or Ziplock bag and twist to tighten it. Snip a tiny
    piece of the tip and begin drizzling the melted chocolate onto the chocolate covered
    pretzels to make the mummies bandages. Then, take two eyeballs and place them on
    each pretzel. Repeat until every mummy has eyeballs then place in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes for the chocolate to set up.
  6. For the ganache: Wait until the brownies have cooled before starting on the ganache. Then, have three small bowls ready with the different melting chocolate wafters. Heat the heavy whipping cream in the microwave or stovetop just
    until it starts to bubble. Now, pour a little into each bowl of melting
    wafers. Let it sit for about 1 minute and then stir each one until the wafers are fully
    melted.  Set aside.
    8) Once the brownies have cooled, add dollops of the different colored ganache on top
    and alternate the colors. Then, create swirls or designs to mix it up. Use a wooden skewer or toothpick to swirl.
    9) Scatter the Kit Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Whoppers on top. Then place
    the pretzel mummies on top. Add more eyeballs, and orange sanding sugar. Have fun and get
    creative with your toppings. Enjoy these yummy mummy pretzel brownies!

Here are a few more fun and yummy Halloween desserts to see…

Bright Orange Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Clusters

Chocolate Spice Truffles

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Pretzel Bark

 

Halloween Brownies

I love making fun treats with my kids around Halloween time. With this recipe, we wanted to combine a little bit of sweet and salty and even more chocolate.  These Halloween Brownies are just that and more! Bake a batch and taste how delicious they turn out. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, Dessert, Halloween, Halloween Brownies, Halloween Desserts, Pretzels, Sweet and Salty Desserts
Servings 6 large brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Supreme Triple Chunk Brownie Mix (plus ingredients needed to make on package: 1 egg, 1⁄4 cup water OR milk, 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil) Note: If you can’t find this actual mix, use any brownie mix but add in some chocolate chunks and or chocolate chips to the batter.

White Chocolate Pretzels

  • 6 to 12 small pretzel twists
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting wafers
  • candy eyeballs

Colored Ganache

  • 1/3 cup each, black, orange, and white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Toppings

  • 1/4 cup each Kit Kat Minis, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis, and Whoppers
  • orange sanding sugar
  • candy eyeballs

Instructions

  1. Making the brownies: Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a baking pan with parchment paper. First spray pan, then line with parchment paper and lightly spray again. This will make removing the brownies from the pan much easier. I use either a 7 x 11  or 9 x 13 baking pan.

    In a large mixing bowl, prepare the brownie mix as per box instructions and make sure not to overmix. You can use milk or chocolate milk instead of water to make the brownies more flavorful and if using chocolate milk, extra chocolaty. Pour the brownie batter into the parchment lined baking pan and spread evenly, making sure to fill the corners. Then place in the oven and bake as per box instructions, about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted 2 inches from the edge comes out almost clean. When finished, let cool on a wire rack completely before frosting and decorating.

    For the white chocolate pretzel mummies: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the white chocolate melting wafers in the microwave on a low or defrost setting for 30 seconds. Give it a stir and place back in the microwave for 15 second intervals, mixing each time, until fully melted and creamy. Using a fork, dip each pretzel into the melted white chocolate until fully coated. Remove it and tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to help remove the excess chocolate. Then place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all pretzels are covered in chocolate.6) Pour the remaining chocolate into a piping or Ziplock bag and twist to tighten it. Snip a tiny piece of the tip and begin drizzling the melted chocolate onto the chocolate covered pretzels to make the mummies bandages. Then, take two eyeballs and place them on each pretzel. Repeat until every mummy has eyeballs then place in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes for the chocolate to set up.

    For the ganache: Wait until the brownies have cooled before starting on the ganache. Then, have three small bowls ready with the different melting chocolate wafters. Heat the heavy whipping cream in the microwave or stovetop just until it starts to bubble. Now, pour a little into each bowl of melting wafers. Let it sit for about 1 minute and then stir each one until the wafers are fully melted.  Set aside.8) Once the brownies have cooled, add dollops of the different colored ganache on top and alternate the colors. Then, create swirls or designs to mix it up. Use a wooden skewer or toothpick to swirl.9) Scatter the Kit Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Whoppers on top. Then place the pretzel mummies on top. Add more eyeballs, and orange sanding sugar. Have fun and get creative with your toppings. Enjoy these yummy mummy pretzel brownies!

 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy todays Halloween Brownies along with some of the other Halloween desserts.

 

Don’t forget to scroll up so you can print out todays Halloween Brownies and, scroll down to see the photos of Josh’s Halloween decorations.

 

 

A happy and safe Halloween to all!

 

 

 

Bye for now…

 

 

 

Look how tall this guy is!

 

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