It’s the weekend before Halloween and if you’re looking for a dessert that’s as decadent as it is ghoulish, I’ve got just the recipe for you! These rich velvety brownies are topped off with a simple cream cheese glaze, creepy sprinkles, and Halloween candies for a fun and festive treat! I’ll tell you in advance that the truly scary thing about these is just how addicting and delicious they are, so you may want to double the batch. I had so much fun creating these and I know you and your family will too!
(makes 16 brownies)
1/2 cup + 2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tube (roughly 1 Tbs) purple gel food coloring
2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
Cream Cheese Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Skull and bones sprinkles
Halloween colored M&M’s
Halloween candy bars
You get the idea!
Preheat oven to 325 F and line an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with parchment paper. Lightly coat with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by buttermilk, vinegar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in food coloring, then slowly beat in cocoa powder, flour, and salt until completely mixed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Distribute batter evenly into prepared baking dish and place in the oven to bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
While the brownies are baking, prepare the cream cheese glaze.
In a small bowl using a fork, whisk together all of the glaze ingredients until smooth. While brownies are cooling, spread the glaze across the entire top of them.
Now you can go crazy with the sprinkles and candy!
Once you have them looking as creepy or as cute as you’d like and they’ve completely cooled, slice em’ up, and serve!
Enjoy and have a safe and Happy Halloween!