These Halloween ghost brownies are so adorable, and so rich and decadent! They’re the perfect Halloween dessert!
I’m so excited to finally start sharing Halloween recipes with you! Halloween is my family’s favorite holiday, and we start celebrating pretty early around here. We decorated the house for Halloween on Monday night as a family, with some fun fall snacks and spooky music playing, and I love how cozy and festive it feels now. I know it’s a little early to decorate, but I just love enjoying the season for as long as possible. Of course, one of the best ways to celebrate is with festive food, and these adorable and delicious Halloween ghost brownies are just that! They’re so easy to make, and so rich and chocolatey. They are truly brownie perfection!
I’ve recently fallen in love with Dutch process cocoa, so that’s what I used for these brownies. I love that it gives them a deep brown color, and a really rich chocolate flavor. To boost the chocolate flavor even more, I added some Guittard chocolate chips, and a few chocolate jimmies just to make things extra festive. Lastly, after the brownies baked, I topped them with white chocolate Reese’s ghost candies. They’re so cute, and I love how simple it was to make these already delicious brownies even more fun! The combination of dark and white chocolate, and chocolate and peanut butter, makes these brownies absolutely irresistible.
These brownies are so simple to make, and you don’t even need a mixer! I usually melt the butter in a saucepan, and then just make the brownies in the pan to save on dishes, but you could easily melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl instead. The brownie batter is made with simple ingredients that I always have on hand, which means it’s easy to whip these up whenever the chocolate craving strikes.
After baking, these brownies have a lovely fudgy consistency, without being too dense or dry. They’re just slightly chewy on the edges, but so rich and moist in the middle. I added the Reese’s ghosts immediately after they came out of the oven, but if you don’t want them to be as melty as mine were, I would recommend letting the brownies cool for 15 minutes or so before placing the candies on top. Either way, they’re adorable! To make my ghosts extra cute, I added some black sprinkles for eyes, but they are totally optional. You could also use a food-safe marker or candy eyes instead if you prefer.
These Halloween ghost brownies are the perfect Halloween dessert!
Halloween Ghost BrowniesPrint Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon chocolate jimmies
- 12 Reese’s white chocolate ghost candies
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment.
- In a medium pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the cocoa powder and sugar, and mix to combine. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and sprinkle with the chocolate jimmies.
- Bake 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 10-15 minutes, then place the ghost candies on top. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.