This Halloween Brownie Graveyard is a fun and edible holiday treat and a perfect holiday party centerpiece. Get the kids involved in making this cake because they will enjoy creating it because it is easier than it looks. I’ve been on graveyard shift all week making this Halloween brownie graveyard with candy skeletons and old tombstones, this scary edible treat will chill your bones.
This treat is no trick and is best enjoyed at home. So don’t go out alone and don’t walk by that cemetery at night because make no ‘bones’ about it, they are trying to make their move.
Over the years, Halloween has become a time for me to create fun and edible treats. I have never created anything like this cake, but my creative juices got flowing and I had so much fun designing and also in the making of this dessert.
My husband, who is very much into Halloween and all things spooky, got involved too in the placing of the skeleton bones and creative input. This Halloween Brownie Graveyard would make a great centerpiece for your Halloween party table, that also serves as dessert.
How to Make a Halloween Brownie Graveyard
The graves start with a large brownie. 3 graves are cut and the dirt is created with the crumbs. See below.
The ‘dirt’ in crumbled and put back into the ‘graves’, then white chocolate skeletons are nestled in the dirt.
The skeletons are made by melting white chocolate and pouring into a a skeleton mold to set. The mold is very inexpensive and can be purchased from Amazon.
Green frosting is piped around the graves to complete the scene. So be aware of the skeleton terror that comes from the cemetery, because the spirits are rising.
The headstones are Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies coated in a mix of powdered sugar and milk with a little black food coloring added to give an old stone look. RIP is piped in chocolate.
If you’ve made this Halloween Brownie Graveyard, leave me a comment below and let me know how it turned out.
This Halloween brownie graveyard, is a fun and edible centerpiece for a spook-tacular party. A large brownie has graves cut out and then decorated with headstones and scary chocolate skeletons.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour20 minutes
For the brownie:
1 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter
16 ounces (453 grams) semi-sweet chocolate
2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups (296 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
For the tombstones:
1 cup (200 grams) confectioners sugar
4 teaspoons milk
Black food coloring
3 oval shaped cookies
Semi-sweet chocolate, melted
For the skeletons:
3 ounces (75 grams) white chocolate, melted
Skeleton bones candy mold
1-16 ounce (450 gram) tub store-bought vanilla frosting
Green food coloring
For the brownie:
Preheat oven to 325°F/165°C.
Grease a 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) glass baking dish and line with parchment paper.
Using a double boiler, or heatproof bowl over saucepan of water, heat butter and chocolate over low heat until melted, stirring gently. Turn of heat when melted, but keep bowl over saucepan to keep mixture warm.
Mix the sugar into the butter and chocolate.
In a separate mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs and vanilla together. Add the eggs to the chocolate mixture and stir until fully mixed. Add the flour and baking powder to the chocolate mixture and mix until you can no longer see any flour. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
Allow to cool completely in the pan, then remove using parchment paper to lift out.
For the tombstones:
In a bowl, mix the confectioners sugar with the milk until smooth.
Add black food coloring (I used a toothpick to add a very small amount), in small amounts until a stone grey color is achieved.
Smooth over the cookies and allow to dry on a cooling rack.
For the skeletons:
Pour the melted white chocolate into the skeleton mold and refrigerate until hardened then remove from mold.
Place brownie on a cutting board.
Cut 3 graves measuring 2 1/4 x 5 inch (6 x 13 cm) in the brownie evenly spaced.
Using a fork, rake out the brownie so it crumbles like soil, put into a bowl. Mound the 'soil' back into the 'graves'. Arrange skeleton parts in and around the 'graves'.
Using a sharp knife, cut a small area of brownie out at the head of the graves and insert cookies into the brownie.
In a mixing bowl, add the frosting and a few drops of green food coloring to achieve the desired color.
Add to a piping bag using piping tip 233 and pipe 'grass' around the graves.
29 Comments on “Halloween Brownie Graveyard”
This is so creative and I’m going to give it a try for Halloween.
Great, let me know if you have any questions and how it turns out
I am just loving this idea for a Halloween sweet treat! My boys would love it 🙂
WOW this looks soooo cool!!!! I love it!
I love this. This is so cute!
Hi Janette, Your brownie graveyard is awesome. What a great job you did.
Very clever and too cute! This can be served alongside your cider at my Halloween party!
I love it! Janette you are so creative 🙂 Pinning
WOW!! This is incredible! So creative and fun 🙂
Spookily delicious! Those skeletons really creep me out and can’t wait to eat them/ 🙂
ADORABLE!!! I am going to a football tailgate on halloween and this would be perfect to bring, I think I will add the team colors of our opponents. Thanks for the great idea!
I totally am in love with this, I adore Halloween. Nicely done!!
My kids will love this!
These are adorable and so fun! Great idea!
So cute! I love the detail of this graveyard!
What a fun dessert for Halloween!
Thank you so much for attending week 6 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. This graveyard brownie is absolutely fantastic!! I love this! How fun 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight . Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!
No only really adorable, but I bet it’s really yummy! So clever! I’ve pinned and shared it around!
Thank you Debi, let’s just say it didn’t last long 🙂
Very cleaver idea. You are such a talent Janette!
Ah, thank you Nancy 🙂
You are such a clever lass! These Graveyard brownies are awesome and festive. I can imagine about 25 kids I know that would squeal with delight over these! I think I’ll make a pan for Calvin’s school. 🙂 Not to mention they are chocolate deliciousness and the green frosting looks incredibly delicious.
Thank you my dear. I have the skeleton mold if you’d like to use it?
Janette this is so cool and creative ! I love it! Pinning to a couple pinterest boards, as this idea needs to be seen !!!
Thank you Mira 🙂
What a cute idea for the kids on Halloween!
Thank you Patty 🙂
Janette, these graveyard brownies are scary cute! Pinned.
Thank you KC, it was fun to make 🙂