However you may or may not be celebrating Halloween this year, make sure you have some treats made. Of course, you could play it safe and buy store bought but where is the fun in that?
These Halloween brownies are perfectly festive, they’re sporting standard colours for the season and bets of all, it contains a chocolate ghost on top of each portion – perfect for the day!
The brownies themselves, don’t take too long to make and can be shared with your friends and family as you’re celebrating. If halloween isn’t your thing, it doesn’t mean you can’t have cake, does it? Get a batch made today – otherwise you’ll regret it!
Anyway, lets get started, shall we?
210g butter, melted.
340g granulated sugar.
1.5 tsp vanilla extract.
65g cocoa powder.
150g plain flour.
200g milk chocolate chips.
240g white chocolate/blonde chocolate spread, coloured purple, green and orange.
Before you start making anything, you’ll want to do some prep work. Start by weighing up your ingredients, preheating your oven to 180˚c/350˚f and getting any equipment you need ready such as a mixing bowl and a whisk. Don’t forget to line your 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
To start on the brownie batter, you’ll want to add your melted butter and cocoa powder sugar into large mixing bowl and whisk the two together until well combined.
Then go ahead and add in the granulated sugar and mix it in until it’s fully incorporated. Give the bowl a good scrape down, this is just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully worked in.
Add your eggs and mix until they are fully incorporated. As the eggs are incorporated, the mixture will become smoother and glossier. You will also want to add in the hazelnut syrup and vanilla extract in at this stage.
After that you can add in the plain flour and chocolate chips, then fold those in using a spatula, this will lower the chances of over mixing the brownie batter. Once your brownie batter is ‘clear’ from any single ingredient, stop mixing.
Go ahead and grab your lined baking tray and transfer the brownie batter directly into it. Spread and level it out as you need, take the coloured chocolate spread and add dollops directly on top of the brownies in random formations, then take a butter knife and swirl the chocolate spread throughout the brownie batter. Then place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, it should be a little more baked around the edges.
Once the brownies are baked, leave them in the tin and place your chocolate ghosts on (you can also sprinkle over some halloween sprinkles but this isn’t needed), pressing slightly into place and let them cool fully. Then place in the fridge overnight, this helps to make the brownies extra dense and easier to cut up – this isn’t essential but really helps.
When you’re ready to slice the brownies up, you can cut them up into however many pieces you wish. I cut mine into squares, that way you get the most out of each brownie – the dense, fudgey and biscuity goodness. The more sweet treats the better – don’t even try to disagree.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.
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