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Triple Chocolate Brownies with Marshmallow Ghosts

triple chocolate ghost brownies easy halloween bake with kids

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.

Ingredients

185g butter

185g dark chocolate (I used 70% cocoa)

3 eggs

275g caster sugar

85g plain flour

40g cocoa powder

50g white chocolate

50g milk chocolate

White marshmallows

Edible pen/icing

Red food colouring

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 4 and grease and line a brownie tin/rectangular baking tray
  2. 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.
  3. Cream together the eggs and sugar until they’ve fluffed up to double their original size, an electric whisk makes short work of this.
  4. When the eggs are fluffy and the chocolatey butter has cooled, fold these gently together until they have a uniform colour.
  5. Sieve and fold the plain flour and cocoa powder into the butter mixture, then stir through the chopped milk and white chocolate.
  6. 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.
  7. When the brownies have cooked and cooled completely, remove them from the tin and cut into squares.
  8. Using the edible markers or icing pens, draw simple ghost faces on your marshmallows.
  9. 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.
  10. Dip the marshmallow ghosts into the glue, then pop them on top of the brownies.

Triple Chocolate Cookies #SundaySnack

triple chocolate cookies biscuits trippleI used to buy double chocolate cookies from the supermarket as a treat but they’ve either changed the recipe or the baking method recently as they’re just not as chewy as they used to be. Once you get into crunchy territory, I think you’re talking biscuit not cookie.

So after a bit of playing around with quantities of ingredients, I came up with my recipe for this triple chocolate cookie which uses white, milk and dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder for more chew and chocolate. You can make the dough in advance and keep it in the fridge for up to 48 hours if you need to.

Ingredients

  • 125g lightly salted butter
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium egg
  • 60g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 60g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 60g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 240g plain flour

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and egg using an electric whisk if you have one (it saves a lot of effort) then add in the salt and sugar until all the ingredients are well mixed and combined.

Stir through the chopped chocolate, I like a mix of sizes so you get some chunky bits but flavour well-distributed throughout then knead together to form a solid dough.

Chill for at least two hours to allow the dough to settle, then split into about 16 equal pieces and cook on non stick baking trays for around 15 mins, maybe a bit more if you like  bit of crunch in your cookie.