Ooey gooey fudgy brownies dress up for Halloween in this easy and fun Mummy Brownies recipe. Store-bought brownie mix and homemade cream cheese icing come together for this spooktacular dessert. Make it with your kids, at school or home, and double the fun!
I bake the brownies ahead of time for this recipe and let them cool completely before icing. This can be done 1-2 days in advance. You can use your favorite store-bought mix and simply follow package instructions.
Cream Cheese Icing
For best results all ingredients should be at room temperature.For best results all ingredients should be at room temperature.
Add confectioners sugar and vanilla extract and beat till sugar is incorporated. This can take a few minutes. The end result should be smooth and creamy. You can adjust the sugar to customize the icing sweetness to your taste.
Tip: Refrigerate the icing 30 minutes before piping on to the brownies. This helps it firm up a bit and hold it’s shape better.
Prepare the Icing Bag
You can use an icing bag or a simple ziplock bag for piping. If using a ziplock bag, hold it such that one of the corners is facing down. Hold the bag in the middle and fold the top half down over your hand.
Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, add about 1/3 cup of icing in the bag, pushing it down into the corner.
Start twisting the top of the bag while releasing any excess air in the bag. This pushes the icing down in the corner further.
Using a pair of kitchen scissors, make a small cut diagonally so the icing can flow through that. The cut should be about 1/8th of an inch.
Pipe the Icing on Brownies
Apply a gentle and steady pressure on the bag. Starting from the top left corner, pipe the icing on the brownies in a continuous zig-zag pattern, finishing at the bottom right corner. If you’re left-handed, you can start at the top right corner and end at the bottom left.
You can leave at that, or, add more icing making an ‘X’ mark, starting and ending at opposite corners.
Place two Candy eye balls to make the eyes (pic 7 & 8). Your mummy brownie is ready to party!!
The total time does not include brownie baking time since you can use store-bought brownies too. Tips for the Best Mummy Brownies:
It's easy to customize this recipe to Vegan or Gluten-Free. The details for both are mentioned in the post above.
This recipe works great with homemade brownies, store-bought brownie mix, or even store-bought brownies.
Brownies can be made ahead 1-2 days for this recipe.
For best results all ingredients should be at room temperature. I remove the cream cheese and butter from the fridge approximately 30 minutes before mixing. This time can very depending on temperature and season.
Refrigerate the icing 30 minutes before piping on to the brownies. This helps it firm up a bit and hold it’s shape better.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.