How to make “Boo Brownies” just in time for Halloween

Follow this step-by-step guide to make Halloween-friendly brownies

Halloween will be upon us in just three days. This year tastes different but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate. There’s not too many steps. This is a straightforward recipe that is sure to put a new, ghostly twist on a family favorite.

  • 1 box (16 oz.) Betty Crocker™ Supreme original brownie mix
  • 3 tablespoons of Water
  • ⅓ cup of vegetable oil 
  • an egg called for on brownie mix box
  • 1 cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting (I used the cream cheese frosting)
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube)

First thing you need to do is heat the oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil, allowing some to hang over edges of pan. Grease the bottom and sides of foil with shortening or cooking spray. Freeze in a pan for 15 minutes. 

Follow the recipe and bake brownies as directed on the box. Cool the pan completely on the cooling rack for about one and a half hours.

By now, the foil will be cool enough to lift and remove the brownies from the pan. Peel the foil away, and cut the brownies into nine squares.

Heat the frosting in a microwavable bowl uncovered on high for 20 to 30 seconds, stirring between 10 second intervals, until the frosting can fluidly be stirred. If the frosting becomes too firm while decorating, microwave again for five seconds and stir.

Top each brownie with one large marshmallow. Spoon one tablespoon of the frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Let stand until the frosting is set (about 30 minutes). Use black gel to make eyes and mouths. Get creative, they don’t all have to be the same.

Make sure the frosting cools before you fill your guts with this ghoulish treat. Make sure you CREEP it real and have a fab-boo-lous Halloween!