Frosted Halloween Brownies are such a festive treat to enjoy for the spooky holiday! A generous slathering of orange buttercream frosting on top of homemade fudgy brownies with fun Halloween sprinkles for decoration. It doesn’t get yummier than this!
One of the things I look forward to most about Halloween are all the tasty treats! My kids agree with me. We love a good boxed brownie, but we all agree that these homemade brownies are even better! Plus, they really don’t take much longer to make than a boxed mix.
I’m all about the fudge-like texture in my brownies. Cake-like brownies just don’t give me the heart eyes quite like the fudgy kind. If you feel the same way, you’re going to be head over heels for these!
I switched up my Copycat Cosmic Brownie recipe a bit so I’d have a slightly thicker brownie. I also didn’t have chocolate chips, that the Cosmic Brownie recipe calls for, so I stuck with just cocoa powder. The result is a super chocolatey, incredible brownie!
My daughter has been busy making costumes for a few of her siblings. She wants us to be a dragon family this year. 🙂 Even our cat will be wearing a homemade dragon suit. Will your kids be dressing up this year?
I’m sure we will have an excuse between now and Halloween to make these phenomenal brownies again. If not, we will make one up. 🙂
What are your family’s Halloween traditions? Will they be the same this year or different?
Frosted Halloween Brownies
- 1 c. butter melted
- 1 1/4 c. brown sugar packed
- 1/4 c. granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c. baking cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. corn starch
- 1/2 c. butter softened
- 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Just enough milk for thinning add it 1 Tbsp. at a time, mixing in between
- Orange food coloring or gel
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9"x13" baking pan with parchment paper so it hangs over the sides.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs. Cream it until the batter lightens in color and gets fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking cocoa, baking powder, salt and corn starch.
- Add flour mixture to wet mixture and mix just until incorporated, scraping down the sides with a spatula in between.
- Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for about 15-16 minutes, or just until set. Don't over bake or they'll be dry!
- Let the brownies cool completely on a cooling rack. Use the parchment paper to carefully lift them from the pan.
- After the brownies are cool, make the frosting by creaming together softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, orange food coloring (4-5 drops or enough to reach desired color), and just enough milk for thinning (1 Tbsp. at a time) in the bowl of an electric mixer. Cream it for at least 4-5 minutes until it's nice and fluffy, creamy and spreadable. Frost the cooled brownies and add Halloween sprinkles.
- Slice brownies and enjoy!
One thing’s for sure, it wouldn’t be Halloween if we didn’t enjoy these Frosted Halloween Brownies for dessert! These will definitely be making an appearance at our family themed Halloween dinner. For more of my favorite Halloween desserts, go HERE.