Create spooktacular mummy Halloween brownies with our easy recipe! Perfect for parties, these treats are delicious, fun to make, and a hit with kids!
How To Make Mummy Halloween Brownies
Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by whipping up a batch of these adorable and delicious mummy Halloween brownies? With a rich chocolatey brownie base, sweet icing, and fun candy eyes, these treats are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. Follow my simple recipe to create these spooktacular treats that are as much fun to make as they are to eat!
How To Make Homemade Brownies
To start, you’ll need to gather all of your ingredients and preheat your oven to 350F.
Here’s a list of the ingredients needed to make these amazing large-batch brownies:
- Softened butter
- White sugar
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder
This recipe makes a large-batch cookie sheet of brownies. With that comes a large batch of batter. I highly recommend using a powerful electric mixer otherwise you may get a very hard arm workout.
Ensure that your butter is well-softened to achieve that perfect creamy consistency when you cream it together with the white and brown sugars. After adding the eggs and vanilla, your wet ingredients should be perfectly blended and ready to meet the dry mix of flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
Remember, the key to a great brownie texture is to not overmix – just combine until the dry ingredients are incorporated, and you’re good to go! Spread the batter evenly on a prepared cookie sheet, bake for 30 minutes, and voila! Your brownies are ready to be transformed into adorable mummies after they have been cooled and cut.
How To Make Homemade Icing in 3-Minutes
For the icing, you’ll be amazed at how quickly it comes together. Simply combine the powdered sugar, milk or cream, and almond extract in a bowl, and mix until smooth. The consistency is key here – it should be soft enough to pipe but thick enough to stay in place. If you find your icing is a bit on the thick side, don’t hesitate to add a little more liquid, a teaspoon at a time, until it’s just right. And if you’re craving a stronger flavor, a tiny bit more almond extract can make all the difference.
Ideas for Extra Icing
Got some icing leftover? Don’t let it go to waste! Use it to decorate cookies, cupcakes, or even to add a sweet drizzle to a cake. You can even try adding different colors or flavors to mix things up!
Finish Up With Spooky Decorations
Transforming your delicious brownies into adorable little mummies is the final and perhaps most fun step of the process. Place the cut brownies on a flat surface, ensuring there is some space between each piece. This will give you plenty of room to work and help prevent any smudging as you decorate.
Transfer your 3-minute icing into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a disposable plastic bag and cut a small hole in one corner. Ensure the icing is the right consistency—it should be thick enough to hold its shape but soft enough to pipe easily.
Start by piping two small dots of icing onto each brownie where you want the eyes to be. Carefully place a candy eye on each dot of icing, gently pressing down to secure them in place.
With a steady hand, pipe lines of icing across each brownie to create the mummy wraps. You can go back and forth or side to side, and it’s okay if the lines are a bit wavy—this adds to the mummy’s wrapped appearance. Make sure to leave gaps for the eyes to peek through.
Can I Use a Different Brownie Recipe or Store-Bought Brownies?
Absolutely! While this brownie recipe is tried-and-true, feel free to use your own favorite recipe, a box mix, or even store-bought if you’re short on time. Make sure whatever brownies you use hold together well when cut and picked up. My brownie recipe is top notch for this type of Halloween decoration.
Can I Make Vanilla Icing Instead Of Almond Icing?
Yes, you can! If almond isn’t your flavor of choice, vanilla makes a great substitution. Just replace the almond extract with vanilla extract, and you’re good to go. Note that vanilla can be a more subtle flavor and you may need to add additional extract to get the icing to be flavorful enough.
Where To Buy Candy Eyes
You can find candy eyes at various retailers, including Amazon, some grocery stores, and craft stores that carry cake decorating supplies. They’re a small addition that brings a big impact, making your brownies instantly recognizable as cute little mummies.
Once your brownies are decorated and the icing has set, store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh. They should last for several days, making them a perfect make-ahead option for your Halloween festivities.
Other Halloween Recipe You May Like:
Don’t miss out on the fun of creating these delightful mummy Halloween brownies! They’re the perfect balance of spooky and sweet, and they’re sure to be a hit at any Halloween gathering. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, our easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through each step of the process. The full recipe card is below, and get ready to bake your way into the Halloween spirit!
- 2 cups softened butter, 1 lb
- 3 cups white sugar, 600 g
- 1 cup brown sugar, 210 g
- 8 eggs, 18 oz
- 1 Tbs vanilla
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, 360 g
- 3/4 cups cocoa powder, about 65 g
- 3/4 tsp salt
Icing and decoration:
- 3 cups powdered sugar, 375 g
- 3-4 Tablespoons milk or cream (if using cream, you may need an additional tablespoon)
- 1/4-1 teaspoon almond extract
- 50 candy eye ball sprinkles
- Preheat your oven to 350F. Prepare a cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- Cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together with a stand mixer - about 2 or 3 minutes. Slowly add the eggs in one at a time. Once fully incorporated mix in the vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the batter mixture until combined. The batter should be thick and similar to a soft cookie dough. Do not over mix the batter. Stop mixing immediately once the dry ingredients are incorporated.
- Spread the brownie batter evenly on the cookie sheet pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick poked into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
- Once the brownies are done let them cool. Cut the cookie sheet of from scratch brownies into rectangles--25 large brownies (cut the cookie sheet into a 5 by 5 grid).
- In a medium-sized bowl, add all the ingredients. Blend until fully incorporated.
- If the icing is too thick, add an additional 1 teaspoon of liquid at a time until the consistency you desire is reached. The icing should be soft enough to pipe but thick enough to stay put after piping it onto the brownies.
- If the flavor is too weak, add a very small amount of almond extract until you reach your desired strength.
- Pour the icing into a piping bag equipped with a small round tip, a disposable piping bag with a small hole cut in the tip or even a ziplock bag with a small hole cut in one corner.
- Once the brownies are cooled and cut, separate each 2x3 inch brownie to provide space between each while you apply the mummy wrap icing.
- Using the piping bag filled with icing, apply two small dots as glue for the eyes. Place 2 candy eyes on the dots of icing.
- Next, pipe lines of icing back and forth, side to side to make the mummy wraps.
- The icing will start crusting within a few minutes but won't be set for several hours. Cover or pack in an airtight container for freshness.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 693Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 675mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 1gSugar: 58gProtein: 24g