Graveyard Halloween Brownies are a fun and simple way to add spooky ambiance to your Halloween party treat table. It’s an easy, no fuss recipe featuring brownies made from a mix and creative toppings.
I get it. Not everyone is a star baker. That’s why I have several no bake/easy bake Halloween recipes on this blog. These uncomplicated recipes take very little effort but make you look like a culinary rock star. Impress your friends and family with these sweet n spooky Mummified Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles or get the kids involved in decorating their own Halloween Deviled Egg characters.
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Graveyard Halloween Brownies
Sometimes baking is less about the journey and more about the final destination. Speaking of final destinations, these Graveyard Halloween Brownies are the perfect after school snack for all the ghouls and goblins on October 31.
For the most decadent store-bought chocolate brownie experience, use a Ghirardelli brownie mix. This brownie mix always bakes up perfectly with a rich chocolate flavour. If you have your own dependable brownie recipe, feel free to use that too. There are no final judgements here.
From there, simply decorate each brownie square with a Milano cookie headstone and Oreo crumb dirt. Other than the ingredients needed for the brownie mix (eggs and oil), only three ingredients are required to make the creepiest Halloween desserts your friends and family will ever eat.
It’s so easy, it would make a great children’s Halloween party activity. I highly recommend sourcing candy skulls and bones or Halloween sprinkles to add to the decorating fun.
Or, keep the Halloween themed brownies a surprise dessert to serve before the kids go out to trick or treat.
Ingredients for Graveyard Halloween Brownies
There are four main ingredients in this brownie recipe including the brownie mix. However, keep in mind you will probably need extra ingredients like eggs and vegetable oil to make the brownies. Be sure to read the package directions before you begin baking.
- Brownie Mix
- Milano Cookies
- Oreo Cookies
- Black decorating gel/icing in a tube
These are just the basic ingredients you’ll need to make and decorate these Halloween brownies.
This is a fun, creative Halloween project on its own. However, you can also add you own creative spin or use the following ideas:
- Add chocolate chips to the brownie batter (milk, dark, or white chocolate for bones).
- Mix slivered almonds into the brownie batter to represent bones.
- Halloween sprinkles always add a bit of fun to the overall design.
- Use tiny pumpkin candies, candy skulls, candy eyes, or bone candy to decorate.
- Write ‘EEK’ or ‘BOO’ instead of RIP.
How to Make Halloween Brownies
Let’s begin by mixing and baking the brownie mix. Preheat oven to 350 F (or temperature required on package instructions) and lightly coat an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray. Alternatively, if you choose to bake the brownies in a 9 x 13 pan, they will be thinner.
Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions and pour the mixed batter into the prepared pan. Level the surface out with a spatula and bake according to package directions.
Allow brownies to cool completely then cut them into 12 equal sized rectangles (4 x 3). If using a 9 x 13 baking pan, cut 24 equal rectangles.
How to Decorate Halloween Brownies
While the brownies are baking, Use the black icing/gel to write RIP on each Milano cookie. Allow to set.
Place oreo cookies (minus the filling) in a bag and crush using a rolling pin.
Carefully insert each milano cookie into the top of the brownie, as if it were a headstone. To decorate thinner brownies baked in a 9 x 13 pan, break the Milano cookies in half before inserting into the brownie. Finally, use a teaspoon to spoon oreo crumbs on top of each brownie.
Want More Halloween Themed Recipes?
Hosting a Halloween party or thinking about treating your family to a frightful family meal? If you are a sourdough baker, why not try baking a classic sourdough French Fougasse in the shape of a ghost? I like to call it a ‘Boo-gasse’. This ghoulish bread makes a great centerpiece for any Halloween feast.
Next on the table are appetizers…and who doesn’t love Deviled Eggs? Dress up classic deviled eggs as spooky characters (including Devil Deviled Eggs!) or mix up a fun new filling with avocados. It’s a fun activity using food coloring and vegetable decorations.
For dessert, mix up a rich chocolate sugar cookie dough and use a gingerbread cookie cutter to cut out human shapes. Decorate the baked cookies to look like scary skeletons and macabre mummies with a simple royal icing mixture and candy eyes.
Caramel apple bites also make another fun idea for a fall/Halloween treat. These bite-sized treats are so easy to make and taste like the real thing!
Now how about Halloween cocktail hour? Try this Tiki style Zombie Cocktail made with 3 rums, liqueurs, and citrus juices kissed with tropical Passion Fruit puree. Pro tip: Pre-batch an entire pitcher before the party starts to avoid being stuck behind the bar all night.
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- 1 package brownie mix (plus ingredients needed to make them (2 eggs, olive oil and water)
- 12 Milano Cookies
- black decorating icing/gel in a tube
- 5 oreo cookies (filling removed)
- non stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to temperature required on package instructions.
- Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions.
- Lightly coat an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray*.
- Pour brownie batter into pan and level the surface out with a spatula. Bake according to package directions.
- While the brownies are baking, Use the black icing/gel to write RIP on each Milano cookie. Allow to set.
- Place oreo cookies (minus the filling) in a bag and crush using a rolling pin.
- Allow brownies to cool completely then cut them into 12 equal sized rectangles (4 x 3).
- Carefully insert each milano cookie into the top of the brownie, as if it were a headstone. Use a teaspoon to spoon oreo crumbs on top of each brownie.
*If, when following box recipe, you decide to use a 13 x 9 baking pan, the brownies will not be as thick and you may find it difficult to insert the milano cookies so that they stay upright. As an alternative if you choose to use the larger pan, you can break the cookies in half before inserting.
Creative ideas for headstones besides RIP could be EEK or BOO. Also, mini candy pumpkins look cute sitting next to the headstones.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g
Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.