Get your kids into the Halloween spirit this year by putting them to work in the kitchen. The whole family can help create these fun and delicious graveyard brownies which will be the envy of all the ghouls and goblins in the neighborhood.
This is an easy recipe using box mix brownies, crumbled Oreo cookies, chocolate frosting and tombstone Peeps. You can also use Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies or graham crackers decorated with chocolate gel icing to create your tombstones if you have trouble finding Peeps. Yogurt covered pretzels and mini marshmallows served as our skeletons.
It was just as much fun to craft this pan of brownies as it was to eat them. And I love that my teenage kids can do this all on their own.
Halloween this year snuck up on me. I think it's because my kids are at the age where coming up with costume ideas is a last minute thought. It's hard to top last year's group idea - secret service agents.
While the costumes for this year's Halloween are still a work in progress, I have managed to display my Halloween spirit. This year I chose creepy black spiders as the focal point.
What do you think?
The dollar store was a great place to buy spider webbing, small black spiders and a few bigger ones. The grocery store is also a great resource for small gourds and shelled nuts. Be sure to check out my Budget Fall Friendly Home Decor Ideas.
Trick-or-treat night is right around the corner and my home will be ready for all the little ghosts and goblins that ring my doorbell. I will be sure to have plenty of sweet treats on hand. Be sure to check out my Top 10 List of favorite candy including allergy safe candy.
Now for that Graveyard Tombstone Brownies recipe...
Graveyard Tombstone Brownies
Serves 8-12. Makes a 9x13 inch pan. Printable Recipe
- 1 box of brownie mix
- 1 tub chocolate frosting
- Oreo cookies
- Tombstones (use Peeps, Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies or graham crackers)
- Chocolate gel icing
- Mini marshmallows
- Yogurt covered pretzels
Line a 9 x 13" baking pan with parchment paper to make removal easy. Follow the instructions according to the box brownie mix. Allow the baked brownies to cool before decorating.
Frost the top of the brownies. Add the tombstones and crumbled Oreo cookies to create fresh graves in front of each tombstone. Cut three pretzels in half and use the top portion of the pretzel to create a skeletal rib cage in front of each tombstone. Use the remaining pieces for the arms and legs. Pop in a mini marshmallow for the skull. Just get creative.