Spooky Halloween Cobweb Brownies

Total Time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes
Servings: 12 brownies

Turn a simple slab of Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Fudge Brownie into a spooky Halloween scene with sweet and sticky marshmallow cobwebs, candy eyeballs and chocolate bats!

All You Need Is ...

  • Small check mark in a circle icon 40ml vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 box Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 medium egg
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 75ml water
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 6 white marshmallows, halved
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 24 small edible candy eyeballs (see Tips)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 12 large dark chocolate buttons, 6 halved

Betty's Easy Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted oven)/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 20cm square shallow cake tin and line the base and sides with baking paper.
  2. Make up the brownie mix as directed on the box with the oil, egg and water. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared tin.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a round bladed knife inserted 5cm from the edge of the tin comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely in the tin (about 30 minutes). Lift the brownie slab from the tin using the baking paper. Remove the lining paper and place on a board or serving plate.
  4. Place the marshmallows in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water and leave for 8-10 minutes until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Using 2 teaspoons, take small blobs of the melted marshmallow and drop and drag the mixture all over the brownie, pulling strands with the back of the spoons to resemble cobwebs (you will have a little mixture left over) or use your fingers (see Tips). Place 12 of the edible candy eyeballs in pairs randomly over the cobwebs.
  6. For each bat, arrange 1 whole chocolate button and 2 halves (for wings) on the brownie, pressing down gently to attach them to the sticky cobwebs. Use the tip of a fine paintbrush dipped in the remaining melted marshmallow to attach the rest of the edible candy eyeballs to the chocolate bats. Cut into 12 brownies (see Tips).

Betty's Tips

  • A messier way to add the marshmallow cobweb – which children will love – is to use clean fingers. Make sure the mixture is cool enough to handle, then take small blobs between fingertips and stretch and drape the stringy mixture over the brownie slab.
  • Instead of the edible candy eyeballs, you can use green, red and yellow mini sugar-coated chocolate beans and dot the eyes with black icing using a small tube of writing icing.
  • Before cutting, rub the knife with a little oil. This will help to prevent the marshmallow sticking to the knife as you cut into squares.