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Halloween Graveyard Brownies

Halloween graveyard brownies are the perfect fun and easy Halloween treat for a party!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

For the green buttercream frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (salted or unsalted), softened
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • green food coloring a few drops, to reach your desired color

Instructions

  • Line an 8'' baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a little bit of overhang on the sides so that you'll be able to easily pull the brownies out of the pan. 
  • Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Bake according to recipe instructions.
  • Allow brownies to cool completely. Pull up on the parchment paper and transfer the brownies to a flat surface. 
  • Cut the brownies into rectangles. (I cut mine 4 x 3 to make 12 rectangle brownies).
  • Mix all of the frosting ingredients together in a bowl. Mix for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. (Add a little more powdered sugar to make the mixture thicker, or another dash of milk to make it thinner, as needed.) 
  • Mix in a few drops of green food coloring. Set aside.
  • Use the black (edible) gel pen to write the letter R-I-P on the top of each milano cookie. I also cut the very bottom edge off of my cookies to make the "headstones" a little shorter, but you don't have to. 
  • Press each cookie into the top of the brownie, as if it were a grave headstone. 
  • Spoon a a little green frosting onto the bottoms of the candy pumpkins and add them near the cookie.

Notes

*You can make the brownies from scratch, or use a box mix. This recipe is for an 8x8'' pan of brownies. I use this chocolate brownie recipe, but I cut the ingredients in half, to bake it in an 8x8'' pan.   Or, you can make a 9x13'' pan, and double the amount of cookies, candy pumpkins, and frosting used in this recipe.
If using a box mix, I would suggest Ghirardelli brand of brownie mix. They're made for an 8x8'' pan, and the quality is better than most.
*Black decorating gel should be easily found in the baking aisle (near the birthday candles etc.) at your local grocery store, or at Walmart.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2.5% | Calcium: 0.6% | Iron: 1.5%