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Halloween Brownies

Takes 45 minutes to make these Halloween brownies.

Makes about 12 brownies.


Two images showing oval milano cookies with RIP letters on them, then after they are pushed into a cookie to make a Halloween Brownie.



  • 12 Milano cookies – depending on how thick your brownies are, you may want to cut on of the ends off to make the “headstone” shorter.
  • Black decorating gel
  • 12 Candy pumpkins
  • Green frosting

You can make your own frosting: 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • green food coloring (as much as you want)



1. Line an 8” baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a little bit of overhang on the sides so that you’ll be able to easily pull the brownies out of the pan.
2. Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Bake according to recipe instructions.
3. Allow brownies to cool completely. Pull up on the parchment paper and transfer the brownies to a flat surface. Cut the brownies into rectangles. (I cut mine 4 x 3 to make 12 rectangle brownies).
4. Mix all of the frosting ingredients together in a bowl. Mix for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add a little more powdered sugar to make the mixture thicker, or another dash of milk to make it thinner, as needed. Mix in a few drops of green food coloring. Set aside.
5. Use the black (edible) gel pen to write the letter R-I-P on the top of each milano cookie. I also cut the very bottom edge off of my cookies to make the “headstones” a little shorter, but you don’t have to.
6. Press each cookie into the top of the brownie, as if it were a grave headstone.
7. Spoon a a little green frosting near the headstone and place a pumpkin candy on top.



Brownies: Use the chocolate brownie recipe, but cut the ingredients in half, to bake it in an 8×8” pan.  Or, you can make a 9×13” pan, and double the amount of cookies, candy pumpkins, and frosting used in this recipe.

If using a boxed brownie mix, I would suggest the Ghirardelli brand.

Black decorating gel should be easily found in the baking aisle (near the birthday candles etc.) at your local grocery store.


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