Halloween Brownies

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These homemade Halloween brownies are like trick-or-treat in pan. Rich and chewy, they’re topped with festive Halloween candies. Like candy corn, chocolate squares, M&Ms and spooky candy eyes. A special Halloween treat!

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Halloween Brownies

To make spooky Halloween brownies I use Wilton candy eyeballs in two different sizes. I start by adding the eyeballs first, before adding the other candies so they can be perfectly positioned in the layout.

For the other Halloween candies, select sweets with a taste and texture that pairs well with chewy brownies. For example, we wouldn’t include lemon drops in this recipe, as the lemony flavor and hard texture would not be a pairing for brownies. Chocolaty candies work well.

This Halloween dessert is ideal for a wide variety of festive occasions, to include Halloween parties, potlucks, school events, bake sales, and fall movie nights. It’s also a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy.

Brownie recipe made with leftover Halloween candy.

🛒 Ingredients

  • Salted Butter: We use all butter, no oil, for a rich buttery taste.
  • Granulated Sugar: Adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavor of the other ingredients, and provides a delicious bakery aroma.
  • Large Eggs: Provide rich moisture and structure.
  • Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa: For a deep chocolaty taste. It also gives the brownies the dark color of Oreos which makes them look Halloween perfect.
  • Baking Powder: A leavening ingredient for the perfect rise.
  • Kosher Salt: Balances the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Provides strength and structure. When combined with liquid it develops an elastic gluten network that holds the other ingredients together.
  • Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels: It makes these brownies super chocolaty and irresistible. But if you don’t have them on hand, you can leave them out.
Easy Brownie Recipe for Halloween

📖 Recipe Steps

RECIPE PREP: Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a square 8 X 8-inch metal baking pan with butter. Then line the bottom of the pan with a square of parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper as well.

  • STEP 1: In a medium batter bowl, mix together melted butter, granulated sugar and vanilla with a rubber spatula. Add in the eggs. Stir well to combine.
  • STEP 2: Add in dark cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir well to combine. Add in the flour and mix until fully incorporated. Your brownie batter should be smooth, but it’s fine to have a few small lumps.
  • STEP 3: Transfer brownie batter to the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until the edges are set and the middle no longer jiggles but is slightly under-baked. Do not overcook.
  • STEP 4: Immediately decorate the Halloween brownies as soon as they come out of the oven. Gently press a variety of Halloween candies into the top. They should be scattered about and crazy looking.
  • STEP 5: Place the brownie pan on a cooling rack. Let the brownies cool and set completely, about 2 to 3 hours.
How to make homemade Halloween brownies topped with Halloween candy, step by step.

👩🏻‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

These are the most commonly-asked questions for making the BEST Halloween brownies, and the most helpful answers for recipe success.

How to bake brownies with square crispy edges?

Reach for a square metal pan not a glass one. Grease the pan with butter, then add 2 tablespoons granulated sugar to the pan. Shake and turn the pan until it’s well coated, then pour out and discard the excess sugar. This coating will help give your brownies square crispy edges.

How to properly cool brownies?

Start the cooling process by placing the brownie pan on a metal rack. After 30 to 45 minutes, speed up the cooling process by transferring the pan of brownies to the fridge or the freezer until fully cooled.

How to neatly remove brownies from the pan?

Place a thin cutting board or small baking sheet on top of the pan. Flip the pan over, and gently lift the brownie pan straight up to remove it. Peel off the parchment paper and discard it. Use another board or baking sheet to flip the brownies over again so they’re right-side-up.

How to cut brownies cleanly?

After the brownies have cooled completely, run a sharp chef’s knife (not a serrated knife) under hot water, then dry it completely. Slice down into the brownie in an even motion, then lift the knife up. Wipe the knife clean after each cut. Do not saw back and forth or drag the blade.

How to store Halloween brownies?

Wrap the brownies in plastic wrap, or put them into a zip-top bag using parchment paper between the layers so the brownies don’t stick together. Store at room temperature for up to 4 days. Or freeze the brownies in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Halloween brownies made with Halloween candy

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These homemade Halloween brownies are like trick-or-treat in pan. Rich and chewy, they’re topped with festive Halloween candies. Like candy corn, Hershey’s chocolate, M&Ms and spooky candy eyes.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 stick salted butter (8 tablespoons), melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s special dark cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Nestle Toll House dark chocolate morsels
  • Assorted Halloween candies: M&Ms, candy corn, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar, Reese’s Miniature Cups, chocolate sprinkles, Wilton candy eyeballs

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Preheat oven to 350°F. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a square 8 X 8-inch metal baking pan with butter. Then line the bottom of the pan with a square of parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper as well.

  1. In a medium batter bowl, mix together melted butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract with a rubber spatula. Add in the eggs. Stir well to combine.
  2. Add dark cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir well to combine. Add in flour. Mix until fully incorporated. The batter should be smooth, but it’s okay to have a few small lumps. Stir in the dark chocolate morsels.
  3. Transfer brownie batter to the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for about 22 to 26 minutes, or until the edges are set and the middle no longer jiggles but is slightly under-baked. Do not overcook.
  4. Immediately decorate the brownies as soon as you pull them out of the oven. Gently press a variety of Halloween candies into the top. The more scattered and crazy looking, the better!
  5. Place the brownie pan on a cooling rack. Let brownies cool and set completely, about 2 to 3 hours.

Notes

How to properly cool brownies: Start the cooling process by placing the brownie pan on a metal rack. After 30 to 45 minutes, speed up the process by transferring the pan to the fridge or freezer until fully cooled.

How to neatly remove brownies from the pan: Place a thin cutting board or small baking sheet on top of the pan. Flip the pan over, and gently lift the brownie pan straight up to remove it. Peel off the parchment paper and discard it. Use another board or baking sheet to flip the brownies over again so they’re right-side-up.

How to cut brownies cleanly: After the brownies have cooled completely, run a sharp chef’s knife (not a serrated knife) under hot water, then dry it completely. Slice down into the brownie in an even motion, then lift the knife up. Wipe the knife clean after each cut. Do not saw back and forth or drag the blade.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
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32 Comments

  1. My niece brought me this recipe link and said “THIS, this is what I want you to Make for my school party this year! ” I did a test run on the brownies…. and holy moly, not only are they the best brownies (rich deep chocolate and just the texture I LOVE) but my house smelled amazing while they were baking! Looks like I’ll be making these for Halloween for Jacque! (And just plain for me, but don’t tell anyone! )






  2. Time flies so fast and Halloween and Christmas season is around the corner. Glad I find this cool recipe which is perfect halloween desert. I hope I can be creative just like you.

  3. Brownies is my favorite dessert and I love baking it for the whole family! Lately, I am allowing my 3 year old to help me with the kitchen. I am sure she’ll be excited to make one like this!






  4. Yup !
    Your recipes make me so muchhhhh hungry :)
    I will try tomorrow to make halloween for my baby according to your informations !
    Thanks a lot for sharing with us !






  5. These looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of brownies. I’m pretty sure I think about them at least twice a day. I’m also a huge fan of the holidays so Halloween is so exception. I’m super excited to get into the Halloween spirit. This recipe is a great way to get into the spirit of things. I’ll be sharing this recipe with my siblings so they can make these brownies for my nieces and nephews.






  6. I’ll definitely have to make these for my Hostel mates!! Halloween isn’t celebrated as much here in Australia, but there are no excuses needed for cute brownies! Thanks!






  7. man this looks crazy good and totally what I would of eaten when I was younger and didn’t watch my sugar for health reasons. I still love seeing desserts like this it reminds me so much of my childhood.