Halloween Bat Brownies

October 26, 2015

Halloween is only days away and if you’re a busy parent or grandparent and strapped for time like me, you might need a fun, easy and quick treat for Halloween class treats or a quick party idea. I’m always pinning fun food and craft ideas on Pinterest and saving them for later. Today on the blog I’m sharing with you a quick and easy recipe for Halloween: Brownie Bats! this fun treat combines a doctored box brownie mix, chocolate covered mint cookies, candy eyes, Oreo wings and some fun frosting for a mouth and fangs. I made these this past weekend and the kids went nuts for them!

Bat Brownies Grandpa Shorter's Halloween Treat Snack Idea

I love this recipe because you can make the brownies a head of time, keep them in the pan on the counter and then put the bats together the night before and you’ll be all set. The bats can sit at room temperature or keep them in the fridge prior to serving.

Bat Brownie Ingredients –

box brownie mix, any brand
1/3 C. milk
3 eggs
5 tbs. butter, melted
2-3″ circle cookie or biscuit cutter
mint chocolate cookies
small candy eyes
Oreo cookies
Wilton red gel frosting
Wilton white gel frosting
chocolate or white frosting

Directions –

#1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
#2. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil or parchment paper.
#3. Combine the box brownie mix, milk, melted butter and eggs, mixing well.
#4. Pour the brownie batter into the 9×13 baking dish and bake 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the brownies around 25 minutes, if the toothpick comes out ‘clean’ the brownies are done. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely prior to decorating.
#5. Once the brownies are cooled, use the 2-3″ circle cookie cutter to cut the brownies into a circle shape and set aside.
#6. Open the mint chocolate cookies and use a butter knife to place a small amount of frosting onto the back of each mint chocolate cookie and then on top of each circle brownie giving each bat a head.
#7. Put a tiny bit of frosting on the back of each candy eye, using the toothpick and give each bat an eye.
#8. Use the red frosting to give each bat a mouth.
#9. Separate the Oreo cookies and remove the creme filling. Use a small paring knife to gently and carefully cut the Oreo halves in 1/2. Give each Bat Brownie a wing on either side of it’s body.
#10. Lastly, use the white frosting to give each bat two fangs.
#11. Repeat with all the bat brownies.

*Makes approximately 18 2-3″ round Bat Brownies

Still need some last minute warm costume ideas? Check out Colleen’s post here. And, if you need some fun Halloween craft ideas for the kiddos head over here.

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