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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- 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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