Easy Ghost Brownies

Easy Ghost Brownies | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

Hello lovelies!  It’s been a while, but as soon as I finished these little goodies, I knew I had to share!

Today is the day before Halloween, right?  You signed up to bring dessert to school tomorrow, or to the family potluck, or to your friend’s party.  And you really don’t feel like doing it.  But you know you have to.  And it would be an added bonus if you could find something ridiculously easy and also very cute.  Well, I have the solution for you my friends.

Easy Ghost Brownies | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

These brownies are what I like to call “semi-homemade.”  As in, most of the ingredients come from a box and all of them can be purchased at Target.  You could totally do this with your own fancy brownie recipe and your own delicious cream cheese frosting, and I bet they would be even better.  So if you’re into that, get on with your bad self and go for it.  I just didn’t have the time.  Because I have a toddler (and I feel like that, in itself, is a legitimate excuse for anything).

Regardless of whether you whip up your own frosting or buy it in a can, everyone is going to be “oooo’ing” and “ahhhh’ing” at how stinkin cute these guys are.  Even my little was very impressed by the “boo’s.”  And if she recognizes what it is, then I know I’ve done a good job.

Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!

Easy Ghost Brownies | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

 

Easy Ghost Brownies
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box brownie mix, plus necessary ingredients on box (usually 1 egg, ⅓ cup vegetable oil and ¼ water, but check your box to make sure)
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting
  • 16 marshmallows
  • 1 frosting pen in black
  • Helpful but not necessary: parchment paper
Instructions
  1. Bake the brownies per the instructions on the box. Let them cool completely before cutting.
  2. Lay a piece of parchment paper over a cookie sheet and space brownies out on the sheet
  3. Place on marshmallow on top of each brownie
  4. Heat up frosting for 10-20 seconds in the microwave (it should be a little runny)
  5. Spoon one heaping spoonful of warm frosting over marshmallow
  6. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, or until the frosting is set
  7. Use the frosting pen to draw faces on the ghosts
  8. Depending on temperature, you may want to keep refrigerated until serving so that the frosting doesn't begin to melt off

Easy Ghost Brownies | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

Easy DIY Menu & Schedule Board

Recipes…right?  Yea, no.  I made this last week, except I just kind of threw all the ingredients in the crock pot and let it cook and then blended it with an immersion blender at the end and threw some cheese in.  It was totally delish but I forgot to take pictures.  We also made quesadillas.  And pizza.  And some easy homemade mac and cheese so yummy that it prompted the kid to learn the word *pasta* so she could ask for more.  But no pictures there either.  So overall, blogger fail.

But I did get a little bit of crafting time while she was napping this weekend and did an update on the menu board that I made forever and ever ago.  And then I did actually take a few pictures and decided to throw together a quick tutorial-ish thing.  Because I took no *along the way* photos.  Because, blogger fail.  But you can see what it looked like before in the link and it’s a total upgrade.  I’m super stoked about it and the whole thing took maybe an hour.  Oh and did I mention that it was totally free? Perfect.

Easy DIY Menu & Schedule Board | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

You’ll Need…
An old frame
Fabric of your choice
An iron
Glue gun or tape
Silhouette or vinyl stickers for the text
Dry erase markers

How To…
1) Find an old frame (or buy a new one!)
2) Cut a piece of fabric slightly bigger than the backing on the frame
3) Iron the fabric and wrap it tightly around the backing.  Glue gun the fabric down, including the corners (Or tape.  If you’re janky like me you can legit use painters tape for this part.  But you should use a glue gun.  That’s what I did the first time I did it).  If you’re using an old frame, make sure to wipe the glass down with windex before you put the backing back in.
5) Make some lovely stickers using your Silhouette and leftover vinyl from another project.  I used “American Typewriter” font for this and just used the little circle maker tool to make a ring cut around the days of the week {if you have a Silhouette and want the file, shoot me a message in the comments and I can send it to you}.  I think you can buy these on Etsy for super cheap if you don’t have a Silhouette.
6) Peel off the stickers and stick them on the glass.
7) Pick out a dry erase marker and schedule away!

Easy DIY Menu & Schedule Board | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

There it is in this horrible picture of my terribly lit kitchen.  And my handwriting will never be that cute and tiny on there again because I usually scroll on it right on the wall and it looks super big and messy.  But you get the picture.  I’m a total planning junkie so this just makes me smile every time I look at it.  And hypothetically I can change out the fabric for different seasons.  But, let’s be honest, it probably won’t happen.  Because white is classic {and you can’t tell but this is actually a gorgeous white linen which makes it even better and more classic} and I’m in love with it.

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