Ghost Brownies Recipe for Halloween

    halloween ghost brownies

    Are you a lover of all things chocolatey and fudgy? If so, you are going to love these Halloween brownies. They’re moist, rich, and best of all, totally adorable and festive for the upcoming holiday!

    While we love decorating treats like our spooky Halloween cupcakes, sometimes we just find ourselves craving a simple and effortless dessert like these Halloween brownies. You don’t have to have any fancy decorating skills to make these ghost brownies and get to enjoy a fudgy classic, chocolate dessert when you’re done.

    The trick to getting fudgy brownies is to bake them for just the right amount of time. If you overbake brownies, they become cake-like and more dry in texture. Instead, you’ll want to pull out the brownies before they look completely set.

    For us, this is typically about 25 minutes. If you don’t want the brownies super gooey, then you may want to bake the brownies for about 10 to 15 minutes longer.

    To create the spooky ghost topping, all we did was use marshmallows, melted, store-bought white frosting, and some mini chocolate chips for the eyes. We love the easy decorating method for these Halloween brownies because it’s a cinch to make a big batch of these, which is perfect for parties and kids.


    Cook time: 25 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8" by 8" baking pan with a sheet of parchment paper.
    2. Melt half the chocolate in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring the chocolate each time until it's smooth and melted.
    3. To a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla and combine together.
    4. Add the melted chocolate and beat to combine. Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, then use a rubber spatula stir gently stir these dry ingredients in. Don't overmix the batter.
    5. Fold in the rest of the chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
    6. Bake the brownies for about 25 minutes, then cool completely. Slice into squares.
    7. Top each square with a marshmallow, then pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of melted frosting over each. Adorn the marshmallows with 2 mini chocolate chips for the eyes.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.