Decorate some brownie bite pumpkins with jack-o-lantern faces.
A quick & easy, semi-homemade, treat for Halloween!
Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Brownie Bites | Persnickety Plates

It’s October! I love October. I love fall decorations. I love fall colors. I love hoodie weather. This is one of my favorite times of the year.

For some reason, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, even though I haven’t gotten dressed up in years. I’m too old to be a sexy panda (that’s a real thing, by the way. I was looking for costumes for Baby Girl and came across it. Whyyyyyy?!). Not that I’d want to be, anyway.

Halloween treats are so fun. I was browsing through Target when I saw Candy Corn flavored frosting. It was such a pretty shade of orange, I wanted to make pumpkins with it. Jack-O-Lanterns, actually. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but these little guys are brownie bites.

Jack-O-Lantern Brownie Bites | Persnickety Plates

If you have kids, I think they’d have fun drawing on the faces.

If you don’t feel like baking from scratch, you can use a boxed brownie mix. If you want to skip the box, I recommend this brownie recipe which makes an 8×8 pan or 24 brownie bites. Another good one is this “better than box mix” brownie recipe which makes a 9×13 pan or….. more brownie bites. Don’t make me do math.

Jack-O-Lantern Brownie Bites | Persnickety Plates


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Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Brownie Bites

Servings: 24 brownies
Fun & cute brownie bites dressed up as Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns.


  • 8 x8 brownie recipe prepared. I recommend this one or you could use your favorite boxed mix
  • Orange frosting - I used a limited edition Candy Corn flavor by Betty Crocker. Pillsbury also makes an orange frosting in their Funfetti line. Or make your own & dye it orange. Up to you.
  • Chocolate frosting for decorating - I used Dark Chocolate Fudge


  • Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray. I like Trader Joe's coconut oil spray. Set aside.
  • Prepare your brownie mix - whichever one you may be using.
  • Use a cookie scoop to fill each muffin well with batter. If you used an 8x8 recipe, it should fill all 24 wells.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until tops are set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Pop the brownie bites out of the pan - you might need to gently run a butter knife around the edge if they're stuck.
  • Scoop some orange frosting (about 1/4 cup) into a microwave safe bowl and heat for approximately 10 seconds. Stir. You want the frosting to be slightly melted but not runny. If it got too liquidy, let sit for a couple minutes to come back together.
  • Dip each brownie bite into the orange frosting and let the excess drip off. I dipped each one twice to fully coat them.
  • Let the frosting harden.
  • Meanwhile, put some chocolate frosting into a piping bag fitted with a small tip (you can also just scoop it into a plastic sandwich bag and snip the very tip, but you have more control with a piping bag).
  • Decorate the brownie bites with some jack-o-lantern faces. Have fun!

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Things you might need:
Pumpkin decorations
Mini muffin pan
Candy corn flavored frosting
Black gel icing
Halloween sprinkles

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