My kids are older now but I remember all too well the last minute panic of needing a school treat.  I can’t exactly remember what grade my Tater was in but it was well past 9 p.m. on the night before his Halloween party that he informed me that we needed to bring something for every student the next day.  For the life of me I have forgotten what I pulled together but somehow I waved my {not so} magic wand and dessert appeared before he woke up.  Needless to say, there wasn’t much sleep for mama that night.  I only wish I had thought of Halloween Brownie Bites then.

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Now my Tater is a junior in college and I have nothing but wonderful memories of those crazy days but I also have this platform…my blog, Practically Homemade.  A place where I feel like I can help mamas {like myself} not only get through those last minute moments…but ROCK THEM!  Everything you need to make these treats can be found at the grocery store and I promise even a novice decorator can do this!  So lets go…

The grocery store list is simple.  Brownie bites, edible eyeballs, melting wafers, chocolate sprinkles and chocolate and vanilla frosting.  I used small Ziploc bags for decorating bags but you could purchase them as well.

Ghost Brownie Bite

The ghosts are the most simple to make because they are just a tall swirl of vanilla frosting {I added sprinkling sugar} and edible eyeballs.  Be sure to cut a fairly large hole on the corner of your bag so that you get a wide swirl.  So sweet!

Spider Web Brownie Bite

Making the spider webs is simple too.  I put a coating of chocolate frosting on the top of the brownie bite and then piped a thin swirl of vanilla frosting over the chocolate.

To finish them, all you need is a toothpick.  Start at the middle of the brownie and pull the toothpick to the edge.  Continue to do that 5 or 6 times, being sure to clean the toothpick off with a paper towel every time you start again.

If you wanted to take them a step further then you could always add a M&M to the middle of the web for a spider.

Mummy Brownie Bite

We couldn’t make Halloween goodies and not make a mummy.  I started by putting a layer of vanilla frosting on the top of the cupcake, so that there was a white base.  Then using the same bag of white frosting that I used for the spider web, I made a zigzag pattern over the entire brownie.  Then I went over it again in the opposite direction {it should look like layers}.

A couple of edible eyeballs and they are mummilicious!!

Spider Brownie Bite

Now the spiders might be a little harder than the rest but don’t that stop you.  I put a layer of vanilla frosting on the top of the brownie and then put a melting wafer on the frosting {so it will stick}.

I made a bag of chocolate frosting with a small opening and covered the top of the wafer with frosting.  Then I turned it over and covered it in sprinkles.

Using the same bag of chocolate frosting I piped 8 legs on the spider.

All done…

Instead of using edible eyeballs, I just put a small dot of vanilla frosting and a chocolate sprinkle.  All finished.

Look at how cute they are together!

The perfect dessert when you are in a hurry…or even when you are not because they are so cute!!  Any party would be better with the addition of these babies.

If you are looking for other simple desserts than check out my recipes for Texas Sheet Cake Cookies and Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies, that are both made with a cake mix!

Halloween Brownie Bites

Brownie bites from the grocery store are transformed into Halloween ghosts, mummies, spiders and webs with canned frosting and edible eyeballs.  Simple and fun!

Course Dessert
Servings 24 brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg {24} brownie bites
  • 1 can chocolate frosting
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 24 edible eyeballs
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles
  • 3 Ziploc or decorator bags

Instructions

Ghosts:

  1. Fill a bag with about 3/4 cup of vanilla frosting and cut a medium-large hole in the corner of the bag.  On the top of 6 brownies make a tall swirl of frosting, starting at the brownie top and ending at the top of the ghost.  Add 2 edible eyeballs.

Spider Webs:

  1. Working one brownie at a time, spread about a teaspoon of chocolate frosting over the top of 6 brownies.  Fill a bag with about a 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag.  Starting on the outer edge of the brownie, make a swirl of vanilla frosting that ends in the middle of the brownie.  Take a tooth pick and begin at the middle of the swirl/brownie, pull the tooth pick from the middle toward the outer edge of brownie.  Continue to do so 5-6 times, being sure to clean the tooth pick with a paper towel each time.

Mummies:

  1. Spread about a teaspoon of vanilla frosting over the top of 6 brownies.  Using the same bag of vanilla frosting that we used for the spider webs, make a zigzag pattern that starts at the top of the brownie and stops at the bottom.  Do it a second time going in the opposite direction.  It should look like a second layer.  Add two edible eyeballs.

Spiders:

  1. Spread about a teaspoon of vanilla frosting over the top of 6 brownies.  Place a chocolate melting wafer in the middle of each brownie and into the vanilla frosting, so that it will stick.  Fill a bag with about 1/2 cup of chocolate frosting and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag.  Cover the top of the melting wafer with chocolate frosting and cover turn over into chocolate sprinkles.  Pipe 8 legs onto each spider, starting on the body and stopping at the edge of the brownie.  To make the eyes, use a small amount of vanilla frosting and a small chocolate sprinkle.