Frightfully delicious and eerily decadent, these Black Widow Brownie Bites are sure to be a HUGE hit at your Halloween party this year!
I am one of those crazy people that have all kinds of fun creating Halloween-themed treats each year. Whether it’s for a party we’re hosting at our home, classroom treats at school, or a tray of goodies that we bring over to a friend’s house – I really just can’t get enough!
I’ve shared lots of fun and spooky treats over the past few years including Candy Corn Poppers, Pumpkin Popcorn Balls, Easy Pumpkin Patties and so much more! Make sure you check out ALL my Halloween recipes!
Today I’m super excited to be sharing these crazy adorable (and DELICIOUS) Black Widow Brownie Bites. I mean, these little guys are total show stoppers on a tray!
They are super easy to make and start with a decadent brownie base. I topped the brownies with a ganache frosting made with Challenge Butter (of course) and then used a metal oval cookie cutter to cut out the spider bodies.
If you can’t find an oval cookie cutter, an egg shape (think Easter), or even a circle would also work. If you would like a “hairy” spider, add chocolate jimmies to the top of the brownie after you cut it out. Keep the cookie cutter in place to keep the jimmies from getting all over the place.
I made some with and and some without and I think that is best for presentation purposes. Also, it cut down on the workload 😉
Candy eyes, red cinnamon candies, and licorice legs completely the transformation from brownie to black widow.
After the bodies have been cut it’s time for some fun! Cut black licorice into thin strips and stick into the brownies. If you are having trouble inserting into the brownies, freeze the licorice strips for 5 to 10 minutes. This makes them very stiff and easier to work with.
Attach the eyes and two red cinnamon candies on the body and you’re ready to go! I used decorative Halloween sprinkles on the bottom of my tray to make these black widows especially fun!
There is nothing I look forward to more than creating fun treats for Halloween! Ghosts, bats, witches, jack-o-lanterns – you name it, it can all be made into a decadent treat perfect for the holiday.
More Halloween Treats
- Candy Corn Popcorn Munch
- Pumpkin Popcorn Balls
- Halloween Spiral Slice and Bake Cookies
- Bewitching Apples – A Fun Halloween Treat!
Black Widow Brownie Bites
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 eggs room temperature
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
- Red cinnamon candies
- Black licorice
- Candy eyes
- Chocolate jimmies
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Spray a 9×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Let paper extend over two sides for easy removal of brownies.
- Melt the bittersweet chocolate and butter together in a microwave safe container. Heat on high for 30 seconds, stir. Repeat. Let sit for a few minutes and stir again. Chocolate should be smooth and completely melted. If not, heat on 50% power in 15 second intervals until melted.
- Beat eggs and sugar together in a medium bowl with a fork.
- Mix in salt and vanilla extract. Stir in melted chocolate. Stir in flour just until combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with an offset spatula. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until center has set. Do not over bake.
- Let brownies cool completely before frosting.
- Combine chocolate chips and whipping cream in small saucepan. Stir over low heat until chocolate has melted and cream is completely combined.
- Pour over cooled brownies. Refrigerate until frosting has set up completely.
- Using on oval cookie cutter (round or egg shape will also work), cut out as many spider bodies as you can. Decorate with candy eyes, cinnamon candies, and chocolate jimmies. Cut black licorice into strips and insert into the brownies for spider legs.
- Chill until ready to serve. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container.
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