If you’re looking for a Halloween-themed dessert that will be a hit everywhere, look no further than these homemade chocolate mummy brownies.
With Halloween tomorrow, I figured it was time I broke out these spooky-themed mummy brownies. They may look fancy but really couldn’t be easier to make. I should warn you these are for chocolate lovers only. If you don’t like chocolate… I mean moving on!
Halloween was always an interesting holiday for me growing up. It’s actually also my mom’s birthday – Happy Birthday mom! So like most kids, I went trick-or-treating for quite a few years before stopping around 12 years old. At that point, it became more important to me to spend time with my mom on her birthday then go out to get some candy. Maybe times have changed and people just don’t trick-or-treat into their high school years these days, but that was definitely not the case 15 years ago.
While I do associate October 31st more for my mom’s birthday I still love the decorations and having kids come to our house for candy – although Lauren and I hardly had any last year! Being the target age when it came out, I do admit I still watch Hocus Pocus every year as it’s on TV about 1,000 times in October.
Getting back to these mummy brownies, you may be thinking why take the time to make homemade brownies when mixes are so easy and so good. To be fair I was in that crowd before making these chocolate brownies. It really isn’t much extra work to make these fudgy mummy brownies and the extra 5 minutes are so worth it. Make no mistake – these are fudgy brownies, not cake-like brownies. So if you’re a fan of the latter, well I feel sorry for you. The real key is to not overbake them! Oh and just the recipe for the chocolate brownie is good enough on its own, but as this is a Halloween-themed dessert, you have to make the homemade frosting for the bandages to look like a mummy. So if you’re looking for a dessert that will be a hit at a Halloween party, then look no further than these mummy brownies.
What Ingredients are in these Mummy Brownies?
- Unsalted butter
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Instant espresso
- All-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder
- Baking powder
- Powdered sugar
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If you're looking for a Halloween-themed dessert that will be a hit everywhere, look no further than these homemade chocolate mummy brownies.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp instant espresso
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- candy eyes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature (1 stick)
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper and butter generously.
In a microwave, melt butter and 3/4 cup chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Stir in 30 second intervals. Stir in sugar, vanilla and espresso.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs until bubbly on top, about 1 minute. Add the eggs to the chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix until just combined and then add the remaining chocolate chips.
Spread evenly into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. A cake tester should come up with a couple of crumbs. Let cool and then cut into 9 squares.
Pipe frosting over brownies in zigzag motion for mummy wrapping. Attach two eyeballs to each brownie.
In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low-speed until blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for about 3 minutes..
Add vanilla and milk and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 more minute, adding more milk if needed for spreading consistency. Place in fridge until ready to use on brownies.