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!
It’s finally here— Halloween Treats Week! Today I have a super simple, easy recipe using store-bought brownies and decorator icing to make The Scream Brownies!
I’m super excited to be a part of #HalloweenTreatsWeek again this year! 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 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!
Be sure and Check out all of the Halloween Food Ideas we have for you here! How to have a party without all the effort but all the creative Halloween Themed Food!!
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.
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
More Halloween Party Food you might enjoy!
- Spooky 7 Layer Dip (8 different Halloween themed ideas to try!)
- Creepy Eye Popcorn Balls
- Ghouls Blood Cocktail (I mean, look at this screaming bright blue color!!)
- Festive Jackolantern Cheese Ball (make a party tray! )
- Scary Eyeball Meatballs
- Mummy Cheese Bread ~ make several trays so they are ready to pop into the oven!
- Chocolate Halloween Dipped cones with Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream (no ice cream maker needed!)
- Halloween Chex Mix
- Chocolate Bark Halloween Style (coming tomorrow)
Be sure and scroll down below the recipe to see the full list of prizes and to enter the giveaway to win one of them!
Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Cake Mix Monster Cookies from Big Bear’s Wife
- Candy Bar Cookies from Devour Dinner
- Oreo Mummy Cookies from Savory Experiments
- Easy Halloween Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies from Family Around the Table
- Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars from House of Nash Eats
- Eye Love Chocolate Sugar Cookies from An Affair From the Heart
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from Back To My Southern Roots
Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:
- Bloody Broken Glass Red Velvet Cake from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Halloween Bats Oreo Cupcakes from Lemon Blossoms
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting from The Flour Handprint
- The Scream Brownies from West Via Midwest
- Halloween Monster Chocolate Cake Brownies from JZ Eats
- Halloween Marshmallow Brownies from Sweet Beginnings
- Halloween Mini S’mores Pudding Pies from For the Love of Food
- Jack Skellington Boo-berry Pie from Savory Moments
- Halloween Smoothie Bowl from Fresh Coast Eats
- Halloween Pancakes from I Am A Honeybee
- Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Pastry Chef Online
- Bloody Hot Cocoa from It’s Shanaka
Chilled Halloween Treats:
- Pennywise Ice Cream Float from Cheese Curd in Paradise
- Wicked Witch Popsicles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Muddy Buddy Halloween Snack Mix from Tastes of Homemade
- Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats from The Spiffy Cookie
- Kid-Friendly Halloween Snack Board from Love and Confections
- Rice Krispie Treat Haunted Houses from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Ghostly Snack Mix from Fake Ginger
- Spooky Pretzel Rods from Take Two Tapas
- Halloween Candy Bark from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Batty For Chocolate Dessert Cheese Ball from 4 Sons R Us
- Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Dip from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Preheat oven to 350°
- 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.
- Using a mixer or by hand, beat for about 45 seconds until well combined, or 5o strokes if by hand. Do not over mix.
- Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 baking dish.
- Pour brownie mixture in and bake for 21-23 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely on a wire rack in the baking dish.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Allow frosting and candy melt mixture to set. Then store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- 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.
- 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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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.
Happy Halloween!Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife
Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar
Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
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Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #8 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #9 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #10 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #13 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Prize #14 from Amy from House of Nash Eats
ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!