My friend’s recent virtual baby shower left me craving brownies after she received not one but two packs of Gower Kitchen Brownies. So obviously I had to make my own the next time I had the slightest excuse, cue these death by chocolate but very cute at the same time ghost brownies that the kids and I made for Halloween. They were a really easy Halloween bake with kids, but at the same time looked pretty cool on the table for a Halloween party.
185g dark chocolate (I used 70% cocoa)
275g caster sugar
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
50g white chocolate
50g milk chocolate
Red food colouring
- Preheat your oven to gas mark 4 and grease and line a brownie tin/rectangular baking tray
- Melt the dark chocolate and butter together over a very gentle heat (I used a double boiler method with a plastic mixing bowl and a saucepan of boiled water) you want it to melt but without getting it so hot that it burns, or retains it’s heat and knocks the air out of your egg mixture. Chop the white and milk chocolate while you wait.
- Cream together the eggs and sugar until they’ve fluffed up to double their original size, an electric whisk makes short work of this.
- When the eggs are fluffy and the chocolatey butter has cooled, fold these gently together until they have a uniform colour.
- Sieve and fold the plain flour and cocoa powder into the butter mixture, then stir through the chopped milk and white chocolate.
- Tip all of this in your cake tin and bake for 20-30 mins (depending on your tin size, keep checking until you’re happy that it’s cooked through) then allow to cool completely.
- When the brownies have cooked and cooled completely, remove them from the tin and cut into squares.
- Using the edible markers or icing pens, draw simple ghost faces on your marshmallows.
- Put two marshmallows and a quarter of a teaspoon of water in a microwavable bowl and cook on full power for twenty seconds, add a drop of red food colouring gel (or green, ectoplasm slime could be cool…)to this and whisk together to make a glue.
- Dip the marshmallow ghosts into the glue, then pop them on top of the brownies.