Halloween Brownie Bark

Halloween-Brownie-Brittle

I don’t know about you, but the first time I had a bite of Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, my mind was blown! Both my tween son and I kinda fell in love with it! Both of us have always loved the crispy edges of brownies, and if I didn’t have to share could eat crispy brownie edges till I burst…I totally would! Luckily for my son and I, my husband and daughter go for the soft center parts of the brownie…It’s things like this that make a family functional, lol!

Hiya!  It’s Colleen here today to share with you an super easy and fun Halloween treat to make for parties, school lunches or just because!

You can either start with purchased Brownie Brittle and simply jazz it up (I think there are a few varieties to choose from now) or make your own. Or you can do a little cheat and adapt boxed brownie mix into brittle… whichever way speaks to you, go for it! Either way, the kids are sure to get excited about it! Halloween is the perfect time to get a little creative in the kitchen.

Halloween Brownie Bark
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Colleen Kennedy
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You can use store-bought brownie brittle and decorate it with melted chocolate and fun Halloween accents. Or you can adapt a boxed brownie mix into brittle, or of course make your own from scratch.
Ingredients
  • From a box, I tested this with Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix.
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water plus 1 TBS water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Wilton chocolate melting disks in fun Halloween colors (orange, green or purple, found in craft stores)
  • Edible Halloween accents of your choosing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Combine brownie mix, egg, water and oil in a mixing bowl and mix until no lumps remain and batter is smooth, glossy and runs quickly off your spoon.
  3. Using 2 [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F7A58A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000F7A58A&linkCode=as2&tag=musofahou-20&linkId=5OZYMYLFUMHVU5P6″ target=”_blank”]cookie sheets[/url] lined with [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=silicone%20baking%20mat&linkCode=ur2&sprefix=silicone%20%2Caps%2C160&tag=musofahou-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&linkId=HNNAKCSY7D3JEQOK” target=”_blank”]silicone mats[/url] (or parchment paper lightly sprayed with baking spray), spread batter out across 1 full tray and half of the other tray. In total, an area of 25 x 12 seems to yield the best brittle-like results. You want the batter as thin as you can get it without seeing through to the silicone mat.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips and bake another 5-10 minutes or until it is mostly all crisp. It will continue to harden as it cools.
  5. Once the brittle is completely cool, break it apart into various shapes and sizes.
  6. Melt your chocolate, drizzle it over the brittle segments using either a pastry bag or small sealable baggies with one end snipped off. Once the drizzled chocolate hardens, store the brownie bark in an air tight container.
Notes
Ovens will vary as will different brownie mix brands. The key is to make the batter a bit more runny than the original and spread it thin. If you think your brittle is not crisp enough after it cools, place it back in the oven at 300 degrees and allow it to continue to crisp up another 10 or so minutes. Once you nail a brand’s mix into brittle, you can have it at home (for much less that the other stuff) any time you like![br][br]If your brittle is cake-like in spots, it’s because it wasn’t spread thin enough.[br][br]It took me a while to begin using [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=silicone%20baking%20mat&linkCode=ur2&sprefix=silicone%20%2Caps%2C160&tag=musofahou-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&linkId=HNNAKCSY7D3JEQOK” target=”_blank”]silicone mats[/url] BUT once I did, all I could do was wonder what took me so long. I highly recommend investing in 2 for your kitchen.

What’s one of your favorite Halloween treats to make for your family?

Remember these fun 4 Ingredient Easy Homemade Halloween Candies we shared with you last year?

chocolate-and-peanut-butter-halloween-candy

They are always a hit. You could always plop a bat, a pumpkin or some colorful accents on top before the chocolate firms up to trick them out a bit!

Find more Halloween crafts and costume ideas here.

Also, be sure to follow my Trick Or Treat! board on Pinterest.

Follow Jo-Lynne Shane’s board Trick Or Treat! on Pinterest.