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.
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!
- 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
- Bake the brownies per the instructions on the box. Let them cool completely before cutting.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper over a cookie sheet and space brownies out on the sheet
- Place on marshmallow on top of each brownie
- Heat up frosting for 10-20 seconds in the microwave (it should be a little runny)
- Spoon one heaping spoonful of warm frosting over marshmallow
- Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, or until the frosting is set
- Use the frosting pen to draw faces on the ghosts
- Depending on temperature, you may want to keep refrigerated until serving so that the frosting doesn't begin to melt off