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The Scream Brownies: Halloween Treat

The Scream Brownies Recipe I have today is so easy to make for your Halloween party food. It’s made with a box mix then you decorate with a little frosting! Other than buying them from a bakery— these will be the easiest treat your serve for your Halloween Party Food!

I know how much you love easy simple Halloween food ideas from the crazy popular post the Spooky 7 layer Halloween Dip! I think you’ll like how easy this one is to make too!

parchment paper with halloween decorated brownies on them

Today I have a super simple, easy recipe using store-bought brownies and decorator icing to make The Scream Brownies!

This post was originally a part of #HalloweenTreatsWeek ,I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”

Who needs all the stress when making creepy and spooky-looking Halloween Party Food? I love Halloween but would rather spend the time decorating my house or dressing up than spending hours in the kitchen.

I’m excited to be a part of #halloweentreatsweek again this year! The best part? You get all the treats! Be sure and scroll down to see the big giveaway that we are having! So many fun prizes!

How to make these festive Halloween treats

  • Buy a store-bought brownie mix you love. I used Duncan Hines Fudge Brownies. Follow the directions on the box and be careful to not over mix. Only 50 strokes in stirring for tender moist brownies.
  • Grease the pan so they don’t stick. I use a small pat of butter because butter tastes better than a spray.
  • Let the brownies cool completely before you decorate them. The cookie frosting candy melts will be a mess if you put them on warm brownies….. trust me— the shape won’t hold, it’s worth waiting until they are cooled completely.
  • Cut the brownies to the shape you want to serve before decorating. This will guarantee everyone who eats one will get a full screaming creepy skull on their brownie!

Decorating “The Scream” onto your Brownies

  • Melt the candy melts in the microwave in 30-second increments until fully melted and one creamy consistency. You’ll want to do this after the brownies have cooled and you’re ready to decorate.
  • You can use a piping bag with a small tip, but I found just putting a dollop on the top third of the brownie then spreading into the skull shape worked super well. (And less to clean up with no piping bag.)
  • Do all of the brownies with the skull first. Let them dry for a bit so the black edges will stick to them.
  • Using a cookie icing package in black, pipe an outline and eyes. Lastly, do the mouth with a long oval open in the middle so it looks like it is screaming.

More Halloween Brownie Decrating Ideas:

  • Pipe the words Boo on each individual brownies.
  • Halloween Brownie Decorating would not be complete without a spider piped on top!
  • Piping a bat to decorate festively for halloween is easy—- and you can use red hots for candy eyes!

PRO TIP: When buying white candy melts be sure and buy the bright white ones. While they do use artificial vanilla flavoring, they are a try white, instead of a yellow cast white when you buy the ones that use real vanilla extract.

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More Halloween Party Food you might enjoy!

Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today: 

Halloween Cookies & Bars:

Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:

Halloween Brownies:

Halloween Pies:

Halloween Breakfast:

Halloween Drinks:

Chilled Halloween Treats:

No-Bake Desserts:

Yield: 12

The Scream Brownies - Halloween Food Ideas

brownie squares with ghosts screaming on them on a tray

These creepy scream brownies are super easy to make with a mix and some frosting. Your Halloween party food at its easiest!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Add brownie mix, eggs, oil and water to a mixing bowl. (these are the ingredients and directions for using the Duncan Hines Brownie mix, use your store-bought package directions that is on the box you purchased.
  3. Using a mixer or by hand, beat for about 45 seconds until well combined, or 5o strokes if by hand. Do not over mix.
  4. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 baking dish.
  5. Pour brownie mixture in and bake for 21-23 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack in the baking dish.
  7. Cut brownies into squares. I cut them into 4 rows of 3 wide, but you can cut them to whatever size you want to serve.
  8. Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Remove, stir with a spatula. Place back into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds more. Repeat this process until the white candy is all melted and easily spreadable.
  9. Using a small teaspoon, place a dollop of white candy melt on the top 1/2 of the brownie. Then spread the mixture to resemble a skull. Repeat for all of the tops of your brownies.
  10. Using the black cookie icing with a small tip (or make your own with powdered sugar, milk and black gel coloring) pipe an outline of the skill and two eyes and an open mouth that is elongated like it is screaming.
  11. Allow frosting and candy melt mixture to set. Then store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
  12. I don't stack them on top of each other even when they are dry so they stay pretty... I think they look better if not smushed... but my neighbor kids think they are ok no matter what they look like.
  13. These will keep in a sealed container for up to a week.


1. Buy the white candy melts marked bright white. They will use artificial vanilla flavoring, but will not have a yellow cast that the melts with real vanilla flavoring have.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. Please calculate your own nutritional information if you want it exact to what you make and use my calculations as a guide only.

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Monday 5th of October 2020

My favorite Halloween costume was really anything! I love Halloween and my neighborhood went all out. Haunted houses everywhere. Kids everywhere. I needed a pillow case for my candy. I miss Halloween the way it was when I was a kid!

Michele Hall

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

yes! These days its a little different, but truthfully--- good times with those you love is what its all about and having good snacks is a great part of it! <3

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