It took me 3 times to get these brownie ghosts right. The trick is to wait and let the frosting harden a bit before you put on the face. If you do that when the frosting is trying to set the eyes will look like their melting. As you can see in some of these pictures. I ended up taking these ghost brownie pictures 3 times.
These easy ghost brownies are made with store bought brownie mix, a marshmallow, white vanilla frosting, and black decorating gel. They are fun to make and put together!
We were out shopping at Wal-Mart for a few house hold items this weekend and I ran into the baking display. Oh my. There was a ton of pumpkin mixes for cookies, brownies, bars, and even a mix for maple bacon cookies! I might need to go back next week and get that, but there was a recipe there for brownie Ghosts. Super easy recipe too. I just grabbed the stuff I needed for the brownies. Also got some skeleton molds for ice cubes and some black and orange Halloween straws. Planning on making something with those soon. These ghost brownies would be super fun for a Halloween party.
What you need for these Ghost Brownies
1. Brownie Mix
2. Marshmallows – the large ones
3. Black food gel
4. Vanilla Frosting
5. Mini chocolate chips, optional
It’s fun to make these. You can make different faces for the ghosts or make it look like they’re dripping in blood. I love playing with food!
- box (1 lb 2.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
- Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
- 1 1/4
- cups Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting (from 16 oz container)
- Betty Crocker™ green, pink and blue neon gel food color
- large marshmallows
- Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
- Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube)
- roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups® chewy fruit snack (any red variety)
- Gummy worms candies
- Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or shortening. Make brownies as directed on box. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows, making 16 brownies.
- Divide frosting among 3 small microwavable bowls. Heat frosting as needed: microwave 1 bowl uncovered on High about 10 seconds until frosting can be stirred smooth. If frosting becomes too firm while decorating, microwave on High an additional 5 seconds; stir.
- Decorate as directed below, using 5 or 6 brownies for each bowl of frosting. Franken-Brownies. Add 3 drops green food color to frosting in 1 bowl; mix well. Top each of 6 brownies with 1 large marshmallow. Spoon 1 tablespoon green frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Decorate with green baking bits for eyes and ears. Use black gel for mouths and centers of eyes. Cut fruit snack to use for hair. Boo-Brownies. Top each of 5 brownies with 1 large marshmallow. Spoon 1 tablespoon white frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Use black gel for eyes and mouths. Spider Brownies Add 2 drops pink food color and 1 drop blue food color to frosting in 1 bowl; mix well. Top each of 5 brownies with 1 large marshmallow. Tuck gummy worms candies under each marshmallow for legs. Spoon 1 tablespoon purple frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Use orange baking bits for eyes. Use black gel for mouths, centers of eyes and eyebrows.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker