Halloween Baking - Cute Ghost Chocolate Brownie Receipe

Sunday, October 24, 2021

 With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to get baking. I love finding festive and spooky treats to make in the winter, and I've got the perfect brownies for Halloween! These ghost brownies are gooey, fudgy and chewy and are perfect for the chocolate lover in your family. Here's how to bake the perfect Halloween ghost brownies that all the family will enjoy!


What are Brownies


Brownies are a chocolate-based treat. They can either be fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. Brownies can be customised by using nuts, chocolate chips, flavourings, and chocolate sweets. Brownies were originally developed in the US at the end of the 19th century and became popular in the 20th century.


Reasons To Love This Recipe


This is the best chocolate brownie ever! These brownies are packed full of chocolate and flavour. They have the cutest, spookiest ghost decorations and are soft and gooey. I used chocolate on top and then added some white chocolate ghosts. The flavours in these brownies are so easy to customise. I made these just chocolate, but you could add some flavourings or your favourite chocolates to them. The recipe is easy to make and you could always bake with the kids. If you're not into brownies, why not try this delicious Halloween treat board?


Equipment 


Brownie 
Tin
Mixing Bowls
Scales
Spatula
Piping Bag


Shopping List


For the Brownies

225 g Unsalted Butter or Stork
225 g Dark Chocolate
4 Large Eggs
300 g Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
175 g Plain Flour
59 g Cocoa Powder

For the Decoration

200g Dark Chocolate
100g White Chocolate

Ghost brownie recipe

Let's Bake Some Brownies!


Preheat your oven before you start baking. This ensures that the oven is at the correct temperature to cook the brownies. Line a square baking tray with baking parchment and leave it to one side.

To make the brownies start by adding the butter and chocolate to a large heatproof bowl and melting the microwave in 20-second bursts, stirring in between each burst until they are completely melted and smooth. Leave to one side.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar. In this recipe, I used light brown sugar. This gives the brownies a soft texture and a slight caramel taste.

Whisk the eggs and sugar together until it has doubled in volume. Add in the chocolate and butter mixture and fold through.

The easiest way to fold is by using a spatula and going around the side of the bowl folding the mixture in on itself. It may feel like it is taking a while but keep going until the ingredients are all incorporated.
Once the chocolate mixture is fully incorporated, add the flour, cocoa powder. Fold through again until it is combined.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.


How Do I Know the Brownies are Baked?


It can be hard to tell when your brownies are ready. You want the brownies to have a very slight wobble when you bring them out of the oven. If your brownies are more cake-like, then you have overbaked them. Just bake them for slightly less next time. I wouldn’t recommend using a cake tester as you want the brownies to be gooey, so a cake skewer would come out with batter on it. Leave the brownies to cool in the tin for 15-20 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.



Decorating The Brownies


Once the Brownies have cooled completely, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave on 20-second bursts, stirring in between each burst until completely melted and smooth.

Pour over the top of the brownies and smooth. Put the brownies into the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour until the chocolate has set.

Once the chocolate has set, remove the brownies from the fridge and leave them to one side.

In a bowl, add the white chocolate, just as you did with the dark chocolate. Melt in the microwave on 20-second bursts stirring in between each burst until completely melted and smooth.

Using a teaspoon, take a small amount of the white chocolate and randomly add it on top of the dark chocolate. At first, if you just create a blob of white chocolate and then use the spoon, drag the white chocolate down to make a point. This will be the base of your ghost. The blob will be the ghost head.

I made lots of different sized ghosts, using larger and smaller spoonfuls of chocolate. Put back into the fridge for around 30 minutes until the white chocolate has set. Once the chocolate has set, using an edible marker, draw the face onto the ghost. Cut into individual portions and enjoy!


Alternatives


Why not add chocolate chips to the brownies. I would recommend using 300g. These can be a mix of different chocolate or all the same.

You could also add 1-2tsp of an extract. Why not try orange or coffee to add extra flavour to the brownies. You could also put in salted caramel sauce to create salted caramel ghost brownies. 

You could make your white chocolate ghosts on parchment paper. Let them set in the fridge and peel them off before sticking them into your wet milk chocolate. 

If you want to use a box mix instead of baking the brownies yourself, you can! It cuts down on the steps and you just have to follow the instructions on the box. If you don't have time to bake it, you could purchase a tray baked brownie from the supermarkets. 


These brownies are easy to bake and fun to make. You don't need to be a pro baker to start with these, and there are ways to make them look spookier. I love how cute the brownies are, and I think Sarah did an amazing job baking them! If you bake these tasty treats, I'd love for you to send me pictures on social media! What is your favourite thing to bake over Halloween? I'd love to see what creative recipes you've come up with!


A Bit About The Guest Writer!


My name is Sarah, and I am the face behind A Spoonful of Vanilla. I started my blog in January 2020 as a place to share all my creations. I've loved baking since I was young but started creating and experimenting with my own recipes when I studied at university. I have always found baking the perfect way to de-stress and just forget about everything going on in the outside world for a few hours. There are just so many different flavour combinations and types of bakes to try the possibilities are endless.


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7 comments

  1. These look so tasty & a lot of fun to make! x

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  2. These are SO cute - thank you for sharing this recipe from Sarah (I love the look of EVERYTHING she bakes!!) How did she get the ghosts to still look so good?!

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  3. Omg I love this recipe, and I love Sarah's blog lots! I think this sounds delicious, I want to try it now x

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  4. Great recipe! I love a good brownie, and these look absolutely delicious... and just in time for Halloween, too! Thanks for sharing x

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  5. these brownies are so cute and perfect for halloween!! thanks for sharing this recipe

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  6. I was not expected the brownies to be so simple and quick to make, nor that they would resemble ghosts as cutely as they do! Love the trick with the white chocolate and the mix of different extracts I could use to add flavor.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. These are so cute!!! Definitely going to try and make some of these - thanks for sharing! x

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