These Halloween Brownies Are So Easy, It’s Scary!
When it comes to Halloween brownies, I was really intimidated by the idea of having to decorate my food. As you may or may not know, one of the reasons that I chose to write about brownies is because I wouldn’t have to decorate anything. I am the first to admit that I was not a born decorator. I cringe at the sight of frosting. I shudder at the prospect of making anything look pretty. It’s not that I don’t like fancy decorations, it’s just that I’m completely incompetent.
So, I did something a bit drastic. I suggested the idea of making food with a Doctor Who theme to a bunch of fellow bakers in order to kick myself into decorating something.
I knew I was getting in over my head, but apparently that’s just how I roll.
If you don’t already know about the Time Lord Chefs, here’s a quick rundown. I conceived it as a way to bring together two of my hobbies, baking and watching Doctor Who. My cohost Vohn, who writes her own blog over at Vohn’s Vittles, came up with the name “Time Lord Chefs” and the motto “We cater to all of time and space!” We’re planning to host this event monthly so that we and other bakers can share their Doctor Who-themed recipes with the world.
For the Time Lord Chefs debut, the theme is Season (or Series) 8 of Doctor Who. There are a lot of interesting elements to choose from in Season 8, from the restaurant scene, to the Skovox Blitzer, to the new graphics in the opening credits.
However, I needed to choose something that matched both my admittedly low level of decorating skill, and my need for a neat Halloween brownies recipe. For this reason I chose the monsters from the episode entitled “Kill the Moon”:
This decorating recipe is so simple, even I could do it. Try it, you’ll like it!
PS – I must thank my very kind sister-in-law for letting me try out her SLR camera for this photo. It was such fun to use a “big girl” camera and it took beautiful photos.
- Chocolate hazelnut spread or chocolate frosting
- Brown sprinkles
- Round red candies
- Licorice pieces or shoestring licorice
- Using a small cookie cutter or a small glass, cut circle shaped brownies. Spread a little frosting or hazelnut spread over the top of each one.
- Pour a layer of brown sprinkles into a shallow dish. Press a brownie, frosting side down, into the sprinkles to coat the top of the brownie. Continue until all the brownie tops have been coated with sprinkles.
- Make sure you place the brownies on the serving dish at this point, because they are difficult to move once the legs have been attached.
- For the spider eyes, take a round red candy and dab on a little frosting to make one side sticky. Stick it to the top of a brownie. Repeat for the other eye. Place two eyes on each brownie.
- For the legs, if the licorice is thick you'll need to slice it thinner. To attach the legs, use a toothpick to poke a hole in the side of the brownie, then stick the licorice piece into the hole. If it falls out, place a little frosting on the tip of the licorice piece to make it stick.