With these scrumptious Halloween brownies, I’m embracing the fall season with open arms! Here in California the weather’s a bit cooler today, thank goodness. Just looking at these fun Halloween treats, I have a special song stuck in my head: The Monster Mash. Now you’ll probably be singing this song too! It’s so darn contagious, just like the craving for chocolatey Halloween desserts like this one! Scroll down the page for the printable recipe card.
About Halloween Brownies
This easy brownie recipe begins with a rich, scrumptious brownie batter. It’s the one I use for making traditional Hershey’s brownies that’ll knock your socks off! From start to finish, it takes only 30 minutes to make. Decorating these seasonal treats is an absolute breeze, 5 minutes at most. So let’s get baking! I’d love for you to enjoy these special Halloween desserts as soon as possible.
Ingredients for Brownie Recipe
Here’s what you’ll need to make brownies from scratch: butter, granulated sugar, 2 large eggs, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, baking cocoa, and all-purpose flour.
Homemade Brownie Recipe
Here’s how to make the best homemade brownies: Start by generously greasing a square baker. Set it aside. Preheat your oven to 350 F. In a small pan melt the butter. Transfer the melted butter to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the sugar and vanilla. With a simple wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir until these ingredients are fully combined. Add two room-temperature eggs to the mixing bowl and stir well to incorporate.
How to Make Brownies
Next, add the cocoa, baking powder, salt, and flour. Mix until all ingredients are combined. You want the brownie batter as smooth as possible, but it’s okay to still have a few small lumps.
Easy Brownie Recipe
Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan. At this point you can already see how scrumptious these Halloween brownies will be. And if you’ve followed my other recipes, you know the drill. Go ahead and lick the spatula before washing it in the kitchen sink. Mmmm….so much chocolatey goodness! Bake your brownies for 20 minutes. Don’t worry about inserting a toothpick and having it come out clean. We don’t want it to be clean. We want yummy, moist brownies.
How to Decorate Halloween Brownies
As soon as your brownies come out of the oven, start decorating them with your favorite Halloween candies. Gently press each candy into the warm brownies. When you decorate this dessert, throw perfection out the door. It’s much better when the candies are just scattered about and crazy looking. The more festive the better!
Best Brownie Recipe for Halloween
I love using colorful Halloween candies to make these yummy brownies. I also use Wilton candy eyeballs in two different sizes. I can never make just one batch of this delicious brownie recipe! I always double it. This dessert is perfect for a wide variety of Halloween festivities to include parties, potlucks, school events, bake sales, family get togethers, and movie nights.
Kitchen Tools for Halloween Desserts
I absolutely love my square USA baking pans. They’re perfect for making this homemade brownie recipe and other yummy Halloween desserts. They’re truly a joy to use and will last for years to come! Heavy-duty and and non-stick, they have an excellent quick-release coating. The exact pan I used today for these Halloween brownies is shown below.
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- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 9 Brownies 1x
These scrumptious Halloween brownies are super festive and easy to make! Perfect for Halloween parties, dessert tables, potlucks and movie nights, this seasonal dessert is guaranteed to delight your family and friends.
- 1 stick salted butter (8 tablespoons), melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure Mexican vanilla (or vanilla extract)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup Hershey’s special dark cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Assorted Halloween candies: M&Ms, candy corn, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar, Reese’s Miniature Cups, chocolate sprinkles, Wilton candy eyeballs
- Generously grease a square 8 X 8-inch baking pan.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium batter bowl, mix together the melted butter, granulated sugar and vanilla with a wooden mixing spoon or spatula. Add in the eggs and stir until combined. Add in the cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir until well mixed. Add in the flour and mix until fully incorporated. Your brownie batter should be smooth, but it’s okay to have a few small lumps.
- Bake your Halloween Monster Mash Brownies for 20 minutes.
- Immediately decorate the brownies as soon as you pull them out of the oven! Gently press a variety of Halloween candies into the top of the brownies.
- Cool to room temperature. Enjoy!
Inspiration for this recipe was provided by Kat and Melinda of Home Made Interest. You can see their fun Halloween brownies here: Witch’s Brew Brownies
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, Dessert, Party
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Halloween brownies, leftover candy brownie recipe, leftover candy brownies
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31 thoughts on “Halloween Brownies”
What a great and easy Halloween recipe – thank you! So perfect for a Halloween party!
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! )
Such a fun recipe – especially for a kids’ Halloween party!!
Look yummy and right on time for Halloween. I will be sure to add those to my snacks and treats for the party.
These are adorable and so easy to make too! Perfect for any Halloween party!
I love this for a Halloween treat for the kids! Unfortunately my kids don’t like sweets, I know crazy right?!
These look super cool, makes me excited for Halloween!
Omg those brownies look so delicious… Would love to grab one right away :D. I am definitely gonna try this :)
Those brownies look so good. I might have to make these using leftover Halloween candy. I love that the combination of treats that you could come up with too. :)
this is so exciting and im sure baking this with the kids is even more fun!
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.
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!
These brownies look so delicious and I would love to make this for this coming Halloween. Thanks for sharing.
These could not be more fun for celebrating the season! I love everything about these brownies and can’t wait to make & take to work!
This is such a cute recipe! I love how the brownies look! It is just perfect for halloween!
Love how these look! I’ll have to make them for the kids:) I especially like to Googlie eyes! They add the perfect amount of fun
these look so yummy. A great dish to bring to a Halloween party.
These look so great. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. Would love to try it out.
These brownies are adorable. My daughter is on my lap and wants to make the “eyeball” brownies tonight lol.
This is such a cute idea! We love halloween, so we need to try this one out!
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 !
Ooo yes, I’m all about Halloween. I’ll be making this with my daughter very soon. I love brownies.
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.
These look delicious. They really make me wanna get into the Halloween spirit, yummy!
How absolutely amazing are those brownies they really are just perfect for the upcoming halloween season! I do need to try them.
Yum! Now I know what to make for a potluck I am going to next week.
Aw these brownies are so festive!
I love brownies and Halloween so this is a big win for me! I’m definitely going to be making these this Halloween!
Great photos! I love that you added the M&Ms and candy corn in the brownie! All my favorite sweet treats are in there – love this recipe already :)
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!
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.