I don’t like cake or cookies much. In fact, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. The exceptions are certain Indian sweets, any kind of apple pie and chocolate that’s not too sweet. In spite of my love for good chocolate, I don’t really like chocolate cake. The exception here is the brownie and I have recipes here for Cakey Brownies, Fudgy Christmas Tree Brownies and even a Vegan Bean Brownie. I’m adding these Halloween Brownies to the list.
Indians in Indian don’t celebrate Halloween, although certain Christian communities do mark All Souls’ Day. Halloween themed parties are slowly becoming popular in some parts of urban India, mostly among those who have lived abroad and come back to India.
So I don’t celebrate Halloween yet you will find quite a few Halloween recipes here. That’s because I discovered cute Halloween themed food when I started blogging. My daughter was still in school then and very enthusiastic about these things. She’s grown up now, no longer at home and I don’t bake as much as I used to.
You can blame (or thank, as the case may be) Pinterest and Insagram for resurrecting my interest this year. An overload of Halloween food ideas, a love for brownies, a bottle of candy eyes and some spare chocolate meant some Halloween Brownies.
Do you like cakey brownies like I do or the fudgy kind? Depending on which you like you can use a tried and tested brownie recipe, this one or really any recipe at all. This particular recipe is an adapted version of this one, and is a nice mid-way between cakey and fudgy. To me that means it isn’t really cake yet it is brownie enough without tasting of undercooked batter in the middle!
Making brownies isn’t very difficult on any day but this recipe is even easier because it is also a one-bowl affair. It’s also something you can make at the last minute without much effort. Put all the ingredients in a bowl, beat till smooth and transfer to the baking tin. Then decorate the top with chocolate candy and candy eyes. Bake, cool, cut and eat.