Halloween Graveyard Brownies

Halloween Graveyard Brownies are pretty much the best brownies you could possibly imagine.

Halloween Graveyard BrowniesWhen I was a kid, we used to go to the local Round Table Pizza in Issaquah where they had a soda fountain with 8 different sodas to choose from and we got to fill our own cups. Being only the tender age of 6 or so, this was the most exciting thing for me. The responsibility of not only being able to choose my own drink, but being able to actually fill it up myself?! It was almost too much awesome for a child to handle! And there were way too many choices for me to settle on just one. So I would go from right to left and back again filling my cup with a bit of every single soda that the machine had to offer. It would turn into some sort of weirdly sweet root beerish, cola-ish, lemon limey concoction that I’m pretty sure would make me cringe today, but it was my draaaaaaank!

My sisters and I continued drinking these concoctions for quite a while before a friend of ours pointed out that it was actually a common practice and that the resulting drink was called a “Graveyard”. For some reason, the fact that it had a proper name made us even more obsessed with it, like we’d inadvertently stumbled upon something undeniably cool.

Halloween Graveyard Brownies CandyThat’s actually pretty much where the inspiration for these brownies came from. Why should I have to choose between my favorite Halloween chocolates to make brownies with when I can just take them all and stuff my brownies full of them? Butterfinger? Check. Snickers? Check. Milky Way? Check. Twix, Baby Ruth, Reese’s Cups? Check, check, aaaaaaaannnnddddd check. Oreo cookie “dirt”, white chocolate brittle bones, candy spiders, and a giant sugar cookie tombstone for decoration? Che-eh-eh-eh-eck!

Halloween Graveyard BrowniesThese brownies, of course, are equally appropriate post-Halloween when you’re trying to figure out what to do with all that left-over Halloween candy. Hahaha, left-over Halloween candy, yeah right. But let’s pretend you have more self-restraint than I do, then these brownies are pretty much appropriate for any time of the year, sans the giant tombstone and spooky decorations.

Halloween Graveyard BrowniesSo, you ready for the recipe? Because here it comes… but just a quick side note, I like to use Coconut Cream instead of butter because it adds a super fudgy creaminess to the brownies, but if you can’t find it or you’re looking just to used ingredients you already have on hand, you can substitute unsalted butter for the coconut cream. Just remember to melt it first. If you are using coconut cream, however, please don’t melt it first 😉 .

(this recipe is for the Halloween Graveyard Brownies only. For instructions on how to make the Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone Click Here)

Halloween Graveyard Brownies

(makes 20 brownies)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Coconut Cream (available at Trader Joe’s. Can substitute melted, unsalted butter)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Halloween Candy, cut into pieces
  • 1 Cup Crushed Oreo Cookies (creme centers removed) for garnish

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl with a mixer, mix together Coconut Cream and both sugars until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Add cocoa.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture until thoroughly mixed.

Add candy.

Halloween Graveyard Brownies

In a 9×13 glass baking dish, place a piece of parchment paper perpendicular to the pan for easy brownie removal. Spread the brownie mixture evenly.

Place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before pouring Oreo crumbs evenly on top and serving or transferring to decorative platter.

Halloween Graveyard Brownies

Turn your Graveyard Brownies into a grave display by transferring it to a decorative platter and adding fun accoutrements like a Giant Sugar Cookie Tombstone, Adorable Candy Spiders, Cookies and Cream grave markers, White Chocolate Brittle Bones, and any other fun spooky decorations of your choice.

Halloween Candy Decorations

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Graveyard Brownies

Halloween Graveyard Brownies
 
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These fun and festive brownies are perfect for using up chocolate Halloween candy in a creative and delicious way!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20 brownies
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Coconut Cream (available at Trader Joe's. Can substitute melted, unsalted butter)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1-2 Cups Chocolate Halloween Candy, cut into pieces
  • 1 Cup Crushed Oreo Cookies (creme centers removed) for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl with a mixer, mix together Coconut Cream and both sugars until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Add cocoa.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Add candy.
  5. In a 9x13 glass baking dish, place a piece of parchment paper perpendicular to the pan for easy brownie removal. Spread the brownie mixture evenly.
  6. Place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before pouring Oreo crumbs evenly on top and serving or transferring to decorative platter.
Notes
Choose chocolate candies that go well with each other. Additional candies to use can be things like marshmallows and candy corn. Steer clear of fruity candies.

 

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