Bake all your favourite Halloween brownie characters like Murphy the mummy, Owen the owl and Frankie the Frankenstein. Betty Crocker’s delicious Halloween brownie treats are ready for you to bake with all the ingredients and directions needed below.
Read on for directions to make these Ghoulish Treats!
2 mini chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, cut into quarters
8 edible candy eyeballs
Green food colouring paste or gel
8 red sugar-coated mini chocolate beans
1/2 teaspoon chocolate strands
1 small tube black writing icing
4 short pieces liquorice, halved
Preparing the Brownies
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 20cm square shallow cake tin and line the base and 2 sides with baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl, stir the brownie mix, oil, water and egg together until well blended. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared tin.
Bake for 20-22 minutes until a round bladed knife inserted into the brownie comes out almost clean. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely in the tin; about 30 minutes.
Lift the brownie from the tin using the baking paper and cut in half. Cut 1 half into 8 squares. Cut the other half into 6 triangles, each with a 4cm wide base (see diagram). You will have some brownie left over at the sides from this half to discard or eat!
The brownies will keep for 2-3 days in a cool place.
Roughly swirl the chocolate fudge icing over 4 square brownies with the tip of a small palette knife.
For the eyes, place 2 white chocolate buttons on each brownie, then attach 2 dark chocolate drops to the buttons with a tiny dot of any remaining chocolate icing.
Attach 1 mini jelly bean to each brownie to resemble beaks.
Place 2 peanut butter cup quarters, cut-side down, at the top of each brownie for eyebrows.
Halloween Mummy Brownies
Spoon 30g vanilla icing into a small disposable piping bag and snip off the end.
Pipe the icing over the remaining 4 square brownies in zig-zag lines to resemble bandages.
Attach 2 candy eyeballs to each brownie.
Place remaining vanilla icing in a bowl and use the green food colouring paste or gel to colour the icing bright green. Spread over the 4 brownie rectangles.
Place 2 red chocolate beans on each iced brownie for eyes.
Sprinkle the tops of 2 of the brownies with chocolate strands for hair.
Dot the eyes with black writing icing for pupils and use the icing to pipe mouths, hair and stitches on the faces.
Push 2 pieces of liquorice into the side of each brownie for bolts.