Dress up your brownies for Halloween this year. These RIP graveyard brownies. One of our favorite spooky treats that is topped with Milano cookie tombstones. A creative treat that is a spooky graves brownie that uses a box of brownie mix for an easy prep.
This is great for Halloween parties, weeknight dessert, or movie night snack for your next Halloween movie you are going to watch. A fun treat for kids and adults to enjoy.
Why you’ll love these Halloween brownies
- Spooktacular Themed graveyard Halloween brownies
- Uses box mix brownies for easy prep
- Milano cookies are used to make edible tombstones
- Kid friendly
- Easy to make
- Use your favorite brownie recipe if you want a homemade brownie batter
Equipment you’ll need to make Halloween Graveyard Brownies
- 9 inch pan
- Piping Bag or pastry bag
- Measuring cups
- Mixing bowl
Ingredients for Graveyard Brownies
- Box Brownie – Use any brand of boxed brownie mix that you like. Just prepare it as the box recommends.
- Milano Cookies – You will use the cookies for the tombstones.
- Black Icing – You will use the icing to write on the cookies. Now you can use black frosting and pour into a piping bag if you want.
- Oreos – Remove the frosting in the center of the cookies, and this will be used for crushing up to mimic dirt.
How To Make
The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Step One: Preheat the oven and prep the pan with cooking spray.
Step Two: Next, you will prepare your brownie batter as directed on the box. Then pour and bake as directed.
Step Three: Allow the brownies to cool. And you can work on writing RIP on each of the Milano cookies. Then set them aside.
Step Four: Remove the filling from the cookies, and crush up the cookies into crumbs. This will act like the dirt around the graves on top of brownies.
Step Five: Slice your brownies up, and then place a cookie in each of the cut brownies. Sprinkle some of the crushed cookies around the cookie to look like dirt.
Store your brownies at room temperature in an airtight container. The Halloween brownies will store for 3-5 days at room temperature.
Now you can freeze any brownies you don’t plan to eat right away. Just store in the proper container for the freezer. They will freeze for 3-4 months. Then thaw on the counter.
Tips and tricks
- Use your favorite brownie recipe if you want or flavored brownies.
- Write EEK or BOO on cookies or any other words.
- Place mini candy pumpkins on top of the cake for more fall inspiration.
- You can make a double batch and use a 9×13 pan.
- Cover the whole top of the brownies with crumbs to give it a more textured look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Go ahead and get creative and decorate your brownies any way you want. Spooky fun that kids and adults can enjoy. Use chocolate wafer cookies, candy skeletons, frost brownies first, etc. Feel free to have fun with this recipe.
You can make these yummy treats a day in advance of when you plan to serve it up. Just cover the brownies up once they are baked and decorated to keep them from drying out.
Yes, you can use a cake instead of brownies if you want. Feel free to bake white, chocolate or any other flavor of cake you would like.
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RIP Graveyard Brownies
- Prepared brownie batter boxed
- Typically needed for boxed brownies: 2 eggs olive oil and water.
- 12 milano cookies
- Black decorating icing/gel
- 5 oreos filling removed
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Pre-heat oven to temperature indicated on brownie batter box.
- Prepare the brownie batter according to the directions on the box.
- Lightly coat an 8” baking pan with the non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan, bake according to box directions.
- While brownies are baking, use the black decorating icing/gel to write RIP on the top of each milano cookie. Set aside.
- Scrape the filling from the oreos and place the chocolate pieces into a small bowl, crush the cookies into a fine crumb to use for dirt on the brownie graves.
- Allow brownies to cool and cut them into 12 equal sized rectangles (4 x 3)
- Carefully insert each milano cookie into the top of the brownie, as if it were a headstone.
- Using a small spoon, spread about a teaspoon worth of the crushed oreos on each brownie grave to resemble a pile of dirt.
- Serve and devour!