Deliciously Spooky Spiderweb Brownies: A Halloween Treat Everyone Will Love!

Oct 22, 2023 | Desserts

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There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to change colors, and Halloween is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to whip up some homemade treats that will delight trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Today, I’m sharing a recipe that holds a special place in my heart – Spooky Spiderweb Brownies. These delectable chocolate treats are not only delicious, but they also add a fun and festive touch to any Halloween celebration.

The Origin Story:
I fondly remember the first time I made these Spooky Spiderweb Brownies. It was many years ago when my children were still young and full of excitement for Halloween. We had just moved to a new neighborhood, and I wanted to create a memorable Halloween experience for them and the new neighbors. Inspired by the festive spirit, I decided to put a spooky twist on my classic brownie recipe. Little did I know that these wickedly delicious treats would become a Halloween tradition in our household.

– 1 cup unsalted butter
– 2 cups granulated sugar
– 4 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup cocoa powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
– 1 cup powdered sugar
– 2 tablespoons milk
– Candy eyeballs (optional)

Step 1: Preparing the Brownie Batter
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips together in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth and well-combined.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well-incorporated.
4. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and stir until combined.
5. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

Step 2: Baking the Brownies
1. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.
2. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
3. Remove from the oven and let the brownies cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.

Step 3: Decorating the Spooky Spiderweb
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth and thick.
2. Transfer the mixture into a piping bag or a ziplock bag with a small corner snipped off.
3. Starting from the center of each brownie square, pipe concentric circles with the powdered sugar mixture to create the spiderweb pattern.
4. Using a toothpick or a skewer, gently drag lines from the center to the edges of the brownie, creating a spiderweb design.
5. If desired, place candy eyeballs on top of the spiderweb to add a spooky touch.

Tips and Variations:
– For an extra indulgent twist, fold in some chopped chocolate or caramel bits into the brownie batter before baking.
– If you prefer a fudgier brownie, reduce the baking time by a few minutes.
– Get creative with the spiderweb design by adding colored sprinkles or edible glitter for a dazzling effect.
– If you want to make these ahead of time, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

These Spooky Spiderweb Brownies are guaranteed to make your Halloween festivities a hit. They’re rich, chocolatey, and visually striking – the perfect treat to impress both kids and adults alike. So, gather your ingredients, embrace the Halloween spirit, and start baking these ghoulishly good brownies. Happy Halloween!

Additional Images:
Brownie batter being poured
Spiderweb design on brownie

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 brownie

Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
  Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
  Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  Sugars 18g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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