Halloween Brownies and a Horror Story

All I wanted to do was to make some Halloween brownies.

I even had a good plan.

One of my most popular posts has been one of my SRC reveals:   White Chocolate Oreo Brownies.  It seemed a no-brainer then to make these with orange and black Halloween oreos.  Since that SRC reveal, I have made them a bunch of times.   Easy, peasy!

Well, guess who had snacked on all the Halloween oreos?   That’s right, my husband.

A goblin ate all the oreos.

Off to the store I went to buy more oreos.

As I melted the white chocolate and butter on the stove, it dawned on me that I was out of flour.

Off to the store I went to buy flour.

While mixing them up, I used the last of the vanilla.   So much for the other brownies I wanted to make.

Off to the store I went to buy vanilla.

Then, (and I am not making this up) I started typing out my brownie recipe here  before I actually made them.  It dawned on my I was out of baking powder.

Off to the store I went to buy baking powder.

Luckily, the grocery store is only 1/2 a mile away.   I should have walked this distance every trip.   I wouldn’t have to go to yoga this week!

Finally, both brownies got made.   What a scary time in my kitchen!  My head was definitely spinning around.  (But luckily no pea soup was spewing forth!)

For the other set of brownies, I wanted to experiment with my new favorite snack for Halloween:  Peanuts and Candy Corn.   I hated candy corn until I threw these together.   (I saw this mix referred to on someone else’s blog; so, if that was you, I apologize.)   Mix these two treats together and it tastes just like a Payday candy bar.   And,  one serving should only have 2 grams of fat.

Did you know each year Americans consume enough Brach's Candy Corn that if laid end-to-end, would circle the world 4.25 times? That is a scary piece of data!

So I thought I would make my all-time favorite chocolate brownie and mix in some peanuts and candy corn.

Halloween Ooey-Gooey Brownies

2 sticks butter, melted
2 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla
4 eggs
3/4 c. cocoa
1 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. candy corn
1/2 c. dry roasted unsalted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir sugar and vanilla into melted butter.   Add eggs one at a time, beating well with a spoon after each addition.   Add cocoa;  stir until blended.  Add flour, baking powder and salt.   Stir in candy corn and peanuts.  Pour in a prepared foil-lined 13 x 2 x 9 inch baking pan.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until they slightly pull away from side of pan.  Let cool completely before cutting.

The Oreo brownies came out great as usual.

These are awesome

The experimental brownies—-the verdict is still out.  They definitely are ooey-gooey as the candy corn melted into the brownies for a caramely consistency.

Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone safe and fun trick or treating!

Note:  Sorry about the pics.   I had a whole Halloween tableau  set up but we worked outside all day yesterday (it was boo-tiful), grilled outside and didn’t come in until after sun down.  I basically threw the brownies on a plate and snapped a shot.

7 comments to Halloween Brownies and a Horror Story

  • Ha-ha! That’s what I tell myself too when I have to make several trips, or retrace my steps (frequently), it’s great exercise!! You know, I’ve never even tasted candy corn. I’m not sure I’ve ever come across it here in Canada. These brownies look positively delightful and fun with the colourful candy corn poking through.

  • Even with all that running around they look delicious! So glad you are sharing with us! My hubbie does the same thing! Once I had to go out and get Graham cracker for a cheese cake because he ate all the graham cracker!

  • I think husbands are all made of the same cloth. I specifically have to say “don’t eat XXXX, they’re for a recipe”, sure enough if I forget to say something it disappears. BTW I hate candy corn…not sure if I could even stand them with peanuts?

  • Looks like you had to endure some tricks to get these treats made 🙂 They do look delicious — hope you had a great Halloween 🙂

  • Liz

    I am so glad to hear that someone younger than me actually has these episodes 🙂 I remember when you made Danielle’s brownies…I need to try them, too. They look so festive with the Halloween Oreos! Have a great weekend~

  • OMgoats, I could die, this is too much! hahahahaha That is WAY too many trips to the store. I would have been tearing my hair out! Well, the brownies look fabulous, even if they were a nightmare to make. The white chocolate ones were the first reason I stopped by your blog and I’m still wanting to make them. I think candy corns are awful too but they are magic when mixed with peanuts or peanut butter. Funny how that addition can taste like a payday (with whole nuts) or butterfingers (when melted and mixed with peanut butter). So cool! At least they’re useful for something-haha.

  • I love candy stuffed brownies – what better time than Halloween 😀