This Halloween treat is chocolate brownies with white chocolate gravestones, green buttercream grass, and a Mellowcream Pumpkin. They not only adorable they are really simple to make too.
We are finally heading into the fall season which means Halloween is on its way. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays right there next to Christmas.
We aren’t really into the horror gruesome Halloween treats we are more into the cute Halloween desserts. If you are too then you are going to love these brownies.
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Pastry Flour– Our favorite is from Bob’s Red Mill. But if you can’t find pastry flour all-purpose flour works just as well.
- Cocoa Powder. We have recently been using Ghirardelli 100% Unsweetened Ground Cocoa. It has really made a difference in our baking it has a better taste and quality.
- Sea Salt. Our favorite is Maldon Sea Salt.
- Butter. We always use salted butter for our baking.
- Chopped Dark Chocolate. Our favorite one is the Endangered Species Chocolate Strong + Velvety Dark Chocolate.
- Espresso Powder. We use Café Bustelo.
- Light Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract. Our favorite is Molina Original Vanilla Blend.
- White Chocolate Chips.
- Edible Black Food Coloring
- Edible Green Food Coloring
- Buttercream frosting. This can be homemade(we used the recipe from our Harry Potter Birthday Cake) or store-bought frosting.
- Pumpkin Shaped Mellowcremes
Tools that you’ll need:
- Gravestone Silicone Mold. We got ours from Joanna Fabrics.
- Hand mixer
- Parchment Paper
- 8-inch Square Baking Pan
- Piping Bag
- Wilton #3 tip
How to make Graveyard Brownies
Step 1:The first step is to make the gravestones. In a heat-proof bowl melt the white chocolate chips in 30-second intervals until the chocolate has melted. Then stir in a little bit of black food coloring until you get your desired color of grey you want.
Step 2: Fill each silicone mold cavity with the melted chocolate. Allow them to chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Step 3: While the gravestones are chilling in the refrigerator we are going to get started on the brownies.
Preheat the oven to 350°Farenheight. Prepare the baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and parchment paper.
Tip: Hang some parchment paper on the side of the baking pan so it makes it easier to take the brownies out of the pan when they are done.
Step 4: In a large bowl mix together the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract until everything is combined and smooth.
Step 5: Add in the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and espresso powder. Stir until combined. Then fold in the chopped chocolate.
Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
Step 6: Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Allow it to cool completely.
Step 7: After the brownies have completely cooled cut them into squares.
Tip: Run warm water over a sharp knife. Dry it and cut the brownies into squares to get a nice clean cut. We learned this trick from Broma Bakery.
Step 8: Mix some green food coloring into the buttercream frosting. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag with a #3 Wilton tip.
Step 9: Remove the gravestones from the refrigerator and start placing them into the brownies. You can cut a slit into the brownie if they don’t stick. (We had to do that with a few of the squares)
Step 9: Pipe on some green frosting near the gravestone and place a Mellowcreme pumpkin on top of the frosting.
And that is all to it. You now have some adorable brownies to munch on while watching your favorite Halloween Movies. Enjoy.
- 1 cup White Chocolate melted
- Black Food Coloring
- 1 cup Butter melted and cooled
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder sifted
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1½ Tbsp Espresso Powder
- 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate chopped
- Buttercream Frosting
- Green Food Coloring
- 1 Bag of Mellowcream Pumpkins
- In a heat-proof bowl melt the white chocolate in 30-second intervals until melted. Stir in the black food coloring until you get your desired shade of grey.
- Fill the gravestone silicone mold with the melted chocolate. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Preheat the oven to 350° Farenheight.
- Prepare an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and parchment paper. Hang a little of the parchment paper off the sides of the pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together the melted butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract until combined and smooth.
- Add in the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and espresso powder mix until combined.
- Using a rubber spatula fold in the chopped chocolate. DO NOT OVERMIX!
- Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let them cool completely.
- Mix the green food coloring into the buttercream frosting. Fill in a piping bag with a Wilton #3 tip.
- After the brownies have cooled completely cut them into squares. Remove the gravestones from the refrigerator and place them into each brownie square. (You can cut a slit into the brownie to make the gravestone easier to place.)
- Pipe on some green food coloring next to the gravestone and place a Mellowcream pumpkin on top. Repeat for the rest of the brownies and enjoy.
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