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.
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 Pumpkin Brownie Bites
- 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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