It’s getting close to Halloween and all the kids are getting excited deciding what they want to be. Heck, even us adults are thinking about it. Last year I was a Pirate (complete with my own parrot, Bongo) so this year I’m trying to think of something different. I was at Big Lots this afternoon looking at all the cute decorations and kids costumes and it makes me excited for Halloween.
Another thing I like about this time of year are the creative and cute desserts people make. I’ve been all over the blogosphere and have seen so many creative ideas so I decided to jump right in there and make a pan of Haunted Graveyard brownies for a Halloween twist.
Start with your favorite brownie mix. Bake as directed in the oven and allow to cool. I don’t use mixes much but in this case I was more focused on my graveyard then I was on making my brownies from scratch. I baked mine in a 9×13 pan which gives you a bigger graveyard, but a 9×9 will do as well.
Next, take 10 peanut butter Oreos and smash them up and lay them across the top of the brownies. I used peanut butter Oreos mostly because the color was what I was looking for but also they are my favorite and I needed a reason (HA!) to buy a package. They are very good.
Next, take several Mint Milano cookies and using a pastry bag with a small round tip, write on them to simulate headstones. As you can see, I did a RIP and an ICU with eyes poking out. I thought that was kind of cute.
Arrange your “headstones” on top of the brownies by pressing in the blank end into the brownie & Oreo “ground.”
To make the ghosts, use a white frosting (I used Duncan Hines vanilla in a can) and place it in a pastry bag with your largest round decorating tip. Squeeze out the frosting in a circular motion building up to a point. Add google eyes to your ghosts and you’re done!
I also added some spider webbing and a big scary spider to give it a ghostly look. There you have it…. delicious and spooky haunted graveyard brownies. And it turned out so cute!! If this were your graveyard brownies, what would you add?
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