With Halloween creeping up on us once again, we're looking to get a little crafty this year with desserts that go beyond the classic candies. If you're feeling the same way, check out some of the recipes below for inspiration on turning any brownie into a Halloween-ready treat.
The best thing about all these recipes is that the brownie component is already ready to eat if you use Greyston Bakery brownies as the base. So you'll just need to jazz it up with some edible Halloween décor and you're good to go.
Candy Corn Tie Dyed Brownies
Anything that looks harder to make than it is is good to have on tap for when you need a last-minute recipe that doesn't look like you just remembered to bake two hours before the party. This candy corn fudge brownie recipe by Inside Bru Crew Life looks like something that will turn out too pretty for you to want to eat. But thankfully with a frosting recipe that can be made in less than 20 minutes including clean-up, you can bake, admire, and eat over and over again.
This recipe uses three different shades of gel food coloring and adds them to fudge to create a tie-dyed look. To make this colorful fudge on top of Greyston Bakery brownies, line a pan with densely packed brownies. You can use however many brownies you'd like to make and adjust the pan size as necessary. Then simply follow the instructions below and pour the mixture into the lined pan for easy cleanup.
- 3 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 - 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup marshmallow cream
- orange and yellow gel food coloring
- In a large saucepan combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk over low heat. Stir until melted and creamy.
- Add the marshmallow cream and stir until creamy again. Divide the melted fudge into 3 glass bowls.
- Use a toothpick to add a small amount of the gel food coloring to two of the bowls. Slowly add more color until it is the desired color. If the fudge starts to thicken, place it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
- After you have the three colors in the shade that you want, place each bowl in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and stir.
- Quickly drop spoonfuls of each color all over the top of the cooled brownies. After you have all the fudge spooned on, take a knife and swirl the colors. Do not swirl too much, or the colors will start to go together.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
DIY Decorated Brownies
Between topping bars at ice cream shops, and the ability to construct your own meal at nearly any fast-casual restaurant, DIYing has become pretty standard fare when it comes to food. At parties, they're the perfect way to create a hands-on experience, and this recipe is so simple that it's great for both kids and adults. Think: Halloween party at home or in an office. All you need is brownies, spooky toppings, and frosting to make it stick.
Check out the first recipe on this page for how to make the frosting, and then just set out the individual brownies, frosting in a covered bowl or multiple bowls if you make different colored frostings, and toppings like purple and orange sprinkles, googly eyes, candy corn, and any other edible toppings. With this buffet-style setup, people will have everything they need to create the perfect DIY Halloween brownie.
Halloween Cake Pops
Inarguably one of the most fun desserts to eat, cake pops can be made from more than just cake. Brownies and frosting are meant to be together, and the second recipe on this page breaks down what it takes to fuse them into the perfect cake pop form. Just incorporate some festive toppings to create the Halloween edition of this classic sweet snack.
Greyston Bakery brownies are freshly made, individually packaged brownies that are baked from scratch, and made with zero artificial sweeteners, preservatives, flavors, or hydrogenated fats. All brownies are also Kosher and made in a peanut-free facility. The perfect low-effort, premium and indulgent brownies to use as the base for Halloween treats.