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Spooky Brownies for Halloween

These easy and fun spooky brownies for Halloween are perfect for sharing. If you need fast and easy Halloween treats, these brownies are the perfect solution.

Try out this recipe for Halloween treats with brownies that you can make at home quickly and easily. If you need a snack to share with classmates, coworkers, friends, or party goers these spooky spider web brownies are cute and tasty!

You don't have to overthink it when it comes to holiday treats. Halloween brownies that are iced and decorated are not hard to make which adds the appeal!

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pin showing the finished spooky brownies for halloween ready to eat with title across the top.
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The great thing about these halloween treats with brownies is that they're not hard to make. If you can draw a rough circle you can make some of these cute, decorated, brownies. It doesn't take a master chef to create these adorable spider web brownies.

When it comes to fast and easy halloween treats you can't do better than brownies from a box and some simple icing on top! Even kids can have fun helping to make these cute spooky brownies.

Featured image showing the finished spooky halloween brownies ready to eat.

Is this royal icing on top?

Nope. This is just regular icing on top of these halloween brownies. Royal icing dries kind of hard and crunchy which is not super appealing. It looks cute but it isn't the most delicious.

I'm keeping things really simple with this fast and easy halloween brownie recipe. You'll just grab a can of white frosting from the grocery store and to make the black we'll scoop some out and dye it with food coloring. Easy peasy!

A cute view of the finished spooky halloween brownies ready to eat.

Can I make these halloween brownies into squares?

You can absolutely just chop these into squares if that is what you want to do. You can still decorate with the circular spider webs or you can draw them on at the corners, etc.

Decorating the brownies is easy and fun and you can mix it up to suit your needs / style. Feel free to make them whatever shape you like.

I think the circles are easy because you can just draw the circles and lines and then drag them out to make the spider well design. You can freehand the spider webs onto the icing in whatever design you like though if you are more confident with the piping bag so feel free to go crazy!

Some of the finished halloween brownies ready to eat.

How many spooky brownies will this recipe make?

My recipe made about 12 circular brownies because of the size of my cutter. If you use a smaller or larger circle cookie cutter you will have more or less brownies to decorate.

You can size your cutter accordingly or you can make more than one batch if you need enough to share, etc. It's easy to just grab double the ingredients when shopping and make an extra batch to share!

When it comes time to decorate there's not much extra work involved if you are making 24 versus 12 so don't get too stressed about doubling or even tripling the recipe.

If you have kids helping in the kitchen you can create an assembly line and get them all finished in a flash! A spooky brownies assembly line sounds like the perfect holiday fun!

Halloween table with finished spooky brownies ready to eat.

What do I need to make these halloween treats with brownies?

For this recipe you will need a boxed brownie mix, prepared and cooled. You will also need a circle cookie cutter, vanilla frosting, black food coloring, piping bag, and toothpicks or similar shaped tool for decorating.

That is all you'll need. Nothing crazy or exciting and with these simple step by step instructions you'll see that it's just as easy to make the spooky brownies as it is to gather the ingredients.

Ingredients needed to make spooky halloween brownies

How to make fast and easy halloween treats:

Pepare brownies as instructed. Let cool a little and then run the knife along the edge of the pan to release.

knife going around edge of brownie pan.

Then take a cooling rack and lay over top of the pan and flip, be careful because the pan will still be hot.

brownies being flipped onto cooling rack.

Once they are out of the pan, place a cookie sheet over and flip again, so brownies are right side up.

brownies flipped right side up again.

Take a round cookie cutter and cut out as many brownies as you can get. Let cool completely.

brownies cut into circles.

Take ½ Cup frosting and add 3 drops black food coloring. Spoon into pastry bag and cut off small tip. 

black icing prepped and ready

Frost top of cooled brownies with white icing.

brownies all iced in white ready to be decorated.

Then pipe a spiral with black icing.

spider web design on the white frosting.

Then take a toothpick and starting in the center drag through frosting and continue around the whole brownie to create the spider web. 

Finished brownie on a plate ready to eat.

Serve and enjoy!

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finished brownies ready to eat.

Printable Recipe for Spooky Brownies For Halloween:

Yield: 12 Brownies

Spooky Brownies for Halloween

Featured image showing the finished spooky halloween brownies ready to eat.

These easy and fun spooky brownies for Halloween are perfect for sharing. If you need fast and easy halloween treats these brownies are the perfect solution.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • One Box Brownie Mix, Prepared
  • Circle Cookie Cutter
  • One tub Vanilla Frosting
  • Black Food Coloring
  • Piping Bag
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Prepare brownies as instructed. Let cool a little and then run the knife along the edge of the pan to release.
  2. Then take a cooling rack and lay over top of the pan and flip, be careful because the pan will still be hot.
  3. Once they are out of the pan, place a cookie sheet over and flip again, so brownies are right side up.
  4. Take a round cookie cutter and cut out as many brownies as you can get. Let cool completely. 
  5. Take ½ Cup frosting and add 3 drops black food coloring.
  6. Spoon into pastry bag and cut off small tip. 
  7. Frost top of cooled brownies with white icing.
  8. Then pipe a spiral with black icing.
  9. Then take a toothpick and starting in the center drag through frosting and continue around the whole brownie to create the spider web. 
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 26gProtein: 0g
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