Easy Halloween Brownies

Impress your friends and family with these spooktacular Halloween brownies that are as delightful to look at as they are to eat. These boo-tiful Halloween mummy brownies are a lot of fun to make for the whole family and are a tasty addition to a Halloween party.

Mummy Halloween Brownies with melted white chocolate and eyes

These Halloween mummy brownies are the perfect Halloween treat! They are chewy, gooey and delicious. I love serving them at Halloween parties for children and adults alike.

Top Questions

What is the difference between a brownie and a cake brownie?
Why do brownies have a skin top?
Are brownies better the next day?
Why do my brownies always turn out gooey?

close up of the chocolate mummy brownie

Why you’ll love this Easy Halloween Brownies recipe

This is one of my favourite halloween dessert recipes. It’s simple and the decorated mummified topping is perfect for that spooky factor at this time of year.

Halloween brownies are so easy to make, it’s a simple chocolate brownie recipe with some fun spooky decoration.

You offer these Halloween chocolate brownies as a treat for any local trick-or-treaters. They always go down a treat!


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Cocoa Powder

The addition of cocoa powder is what takes the classic blondie recipe and transforms it into a rich chocolate brownie. You can adjust the amount the cocoa in the recipe to your liking – I like my brownies to be thick, rich and full of flavour.

White Chocolate

The melted white chocolate is an optional addition to this recipe, but it transforms your simple Halloween brownies into Halloween mummy brownies. The white chocolate is drizzled back and forth over the brownie to make it look light the wrapped bandages of an Egyptian mummy.

Edible Eyes

The finishing touch to your Halloween chocolate brownies are these edible eyes, which really bring your brownies to life.

How to make Easy Halloween Brownies – step by step

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

chocolate brownie mix in a bowl

Combine all your wet and dry ingredients until they’ve come together. Your batter will be thick and gloopy.

Freshly baked brownies

Bake until crisp on the top. If you like them extra gooey then reduce the time slightly. If you like them firmer, then add 2-4 minutes.

chocolate brownie cut up with edible eyes

Once your brownies are cooled and sliced, it’s time to decorate!

Melt your white chocolate in the microwave and use it to stick the edible eyes to your brownies.

white chocolate drizzled over the brownie to make it look like a mummy
Easy Halloween Brownies

Now, drizzle the white chocolate back and forth over the brownies to make it look like a mummy.

Serve your Halloween brownies to friends and family!

Top Tips

It’s best to let your Halloween mummy brownies fully cool before you start decorating, otherwise, the white chocolate won’t harden on your brownies and it may run.

You can use the edible eyes to make different faces on your brownies, bringing their character to life!

Don’t forget to leave the centre of your brownie traybake a little gooey, that way you can enjoy both crispy pieces and chewy gooey ones.

Easy Halloween Brownies Serving Suggestions

These Halloween brownies are perfect as they are, the sweet white chocolate decoration really takes them to the next level.

Serve them at Halloween parties, to trick-or-treaters or just as a movie snack when you watch Hocus Pocus for the 100th time!

Easy Halloween Brownies


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Substitutions and variations for Easy Halloween Brownies


Adding crunchy nuts to this recipe is a great way to give some bones to your mummy! Throw in a handful of mixed nuts just before you bake your brownies. I suggest experiment with different nuts to find your favourite flavour combos.

Make Gluten-Free Halloween Brownies

Swap out your flour for a gluten-free alternative, either rice flour or almond flour works really well. Just be sure to check the quantities so your brownies don’t come out too cakey.

Add More Chocolate

In case you need even more chocolate in your Halloween chocolate brownies, try adding some chopped dark chocolate to the brownie mix or your favourite chocolate chips. These melt in the oven and make your brownies even gooier than before!

Stir in jam for a bloody look brownie

Stir some strawberry or raspberry jam into your brownie mix for that extra fear factor! When you cut into your brownie the red jam will ooze out to look like blood! It’s great for parties and the sweet jam goes really well with the dark chocolate brownies.

Storing Easy Halloween Brownies / Making ahead of time options

Brownies can be kept for about 5 days in the cupboard if kept in an air-tight container. I suggest letting the melted chocolate fully harden and then stacking your brownies, placing a sheet of parchment paper or kitchen roll between each layer.

Easy Halloween Brownies with edible eyes and white chocolate

Easy Halloween Brownies FAQS

What is the difference between a brownie and a cake brownie?

Normal brownies are chewy and gooey, thanks to the shorter cooking time in the oven. This means that they are soft moist and perfect when served warm. However if you over-mix your brownies or bake them for a little longer, they might come out cakey. Meaning the sponge is lighter and fluffy, like a cake.

Why do brownies have a skin top?

Brownies have a skin on top due to the mix of ingredients in the batter. The dissolved sugar makes for a shiny crackly top, caused by air bubbles rising up through your batter.

Are brownies better the next day?

I love brownies warm from the oven, but some people do say that brownies are better the next day as they have had time to rest and their chewy centre has fully developed.

Why do my brownies always turn out gooey?

Brownies turn out gooey when you bake them for a shorter amount of time. If you prefer thicker, more cake-like brownies, then all you have to do is leave them in the oven for a little longer.

Easy Halloween Brownies

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Easy Halloween Brownies

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Impress your friends and family with these spooktacular Halloween brownies that are as delightful to look at as they are to eat. These boo-tiful Halloween mummy brownies are a lot of fun to make for the whole family and are a tasty addition to a Halloween party.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Decorating Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Bakes, Cakes, Party Food, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, International
Servings 16 slices
Calories 344 kcal



For the brownies

  • 350 g (2 cups) Milk chocolate
  • 250 g (1 cups) Unsalted butter
  • 250 g (1 ¼ cups) Light brown sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 120 g (1 cups) plain flour / all purpose flour

Optional Extras

  • 150 g (1 cup) nuts, dried fruit or chocolate chips

Halloween Mummy Decorations


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160ºC Fan/ 180ºC/ 350F / Gas Mark 4 and grease and line your 9 inch by 12 inch tin with baking parchment/ greaseproof paper.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together in a pan on a low heat. Keep string to make sure it doesn't burn. When melted remove from the heat.
    350 g (2 cups) Milk chocolate, 250 g (1 cups) Unsalted butter
  • Add the eggs, light brown soft sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl.
    250 g (1 ¼ cups) Light brown sugar, 3 large Eggs, 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Whisk with a hand mixer for 5 minutes until thicker and paler in colour.
  • Add the now slightly cooled chocolate and butter mix to the egg mixture. Keep whisking as you go.
  • Sieve in the plain flour and using a hand whisk, whisk until the flour has been mixed in. Don't over-mix.
    120 g (1 cups) plain flour / all purpose flour
  • (Gently mix in the optional nuts or chocolate chips at this point.)
    150 g (1 cup) nuts, dried fruit or chocolate chips
  • Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 15-20 minutes. (see other cake tin-size cooking time in the notes below).
  • Let the brownies cool in the tin.

Decorating the Halloween Mummy Brownies

  • Remove the brownies from the tin and slice them into rectangles.
  • Melt the white chocolate in short bursts in the microwave.
    200 g (1 ½ cups) white chocolate
  • Use the melted chocolate to stick the eyes on the brownies.
    edible eyes
  • Using a spoon or piping bag you can drizzle the white chocolate over the top to look like a mummy's bandages.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • The brownies will last 2-3 days if you don’t eat them all in a few minutes.
  • 9 inch square cake tine will need to bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • 8 inch square cake tine will need to bake for 35-40 minutes. As the brownie will be thicker it will need more time than cooking a thinner brownie in the 9inch x 12inch tin.


Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 3gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 450IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 3mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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10 thoughts on “Easy Halloween Brownies”

  1. 5 stars
    My kids love this brownie recipe and the spooktacular decoration. I suspect they’ll bake this recipe more than once over the next month!

  2. 5 stars
    These are just too cute. I made your Reindeer Brownies for Christmas and they were so good. These are definitely going to be my Halloween treats.

  3. 5 stars
    So cute and I loved how simply they were to decorate. Some recipes you come across are so complex to decorate it puts me right off, these were perfect.


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