How to Make Eerily Delicious Bloodbath Halloween Brownies
The Halloween treats are in full force around here lately and of course, Halloween brownies just had to make it on the list. I mean, come on, spooky + baking = YASSSSS. I think I can easily say that all things spooky and all things baked make this the best time of the year. I have about three more bakes planned before the season is over for another year but I am not quite ready to say goodbye to Halloween baking just yet!
I wanted to do a simple Halloween recipe this week because it has been a busy one for us. Between Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, psychotherapy, ABA, school, Girl Scouts, and all of our other commitments there just hasn’t been much time for baking. For this reason, I have been taking a slightly more semi-homemade approach to things as of late.
As much as I love making things from scratch to help control the quality and ingredients I think moms everywhere can agree that it’s always a good idea to get a helping hand in the kitchen when you can. I used a boxed brownie mix for this Halloween brownie recipe, but if you wanted you could even just buy a batch of store-bought brownies to decorate and skip the baking step entirely. There are tons of great brownie recipes out there if you choose to make your own though!
How to Make Spooky Bloodbath Halloween Brownies
There are really only a few steps to this recipe. I’m not joking when I say how simple this recipe is! I do suggest that you make the skulls ahead of time because they can be the most time-consuming part of the whole recipe. I made mine about a day or two ahead and stored them for use later. ( The only problem is that my kids found them and I ended up with about 10 fewer skulls than I had originally planned lol so make sure you hide them well if you have hungry little chocolate monsters around! )
I used a chocolate skull mold to make the skulls and white candy melts. One thing I would change is to use a chocolate brush to make sure that the white chocolate fills the little dips and crevices of the skull’s face when making them. I did not quite get the definition I wanted without doing this ( live and learn, right?)
When making the chocolate ‘blood’ I used red candy melts. You can thin your candy melts by adding a little bit of vegetable oil to the mix. I wanted mine to have a blood drip quality to it so I added about 1 Tbsp of oil while smoothing the chocolate. You can gauge the consistency by adding a small amount of oil at a time.
Stay Tuned for More Fall Baking!
There is no denying that my love for all things Halloween is real. I’m pretty spooky year round whether collecting skulls for my home or chasing the ghosts of history. However, when Halloween comes around I do go a little (more) crazy. I am so excited for fall baking, in general, this year though. There is just something about the spices and flavors of traditional fall food that I just can’t get enough of! We’ll have 1-2 more Halloween baked treats to share with you guys this year and then tons of awesome baked goods for Thanksgiving, and Christmas!
What are you working on this fall? Are you excited that cooler weather is finally here? Having grown up in Ohio I was used to early cold fall months and snowy white winters. Now that we live in the South we don’t have as many months of cooler weather to enjoy so I try to make the most of it when we do get it. Naturally, that means lots of baking and yummy recipes!
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