So it's probably super obvious by now that I absolutely love Halloween. And my favorite thing about Halloween is it's Hocus Pocus time! Ergo, we're celebrating my favorite season with some Winifred's Spell Book Hocus Pocus Brownies.
Major issue tangent: Dan and I still have no idea what we're going to be this year...I usually have this figured out by mid September so the stress is real right now.
Any ideas for us?? We're actually trying to do a couples costume this year so anything up that alley would be extremely helpful. Last year we were Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec 😎. As fun as that was, I'd like to do something that requires a little more dressing up than a pant suit this year 😆.
Ideas so far: The Princess Bride (Buttercup and Westley), Jurassic Park (Dr. Sattler and Dr. Grant), Jurassic World (Blue and Owen), and Calvin and Hobbes.
Thoughts? Suggestions? HELP!
Ok moving on. Let's talk about these Hocus Pocus brownies. Like I said before, my all time favorite thing about Halloween is it's time to watch Hocus Pocus all month long. To this day my favorite costume ever was when my friends and I were the Sanderson sisters and I was Sarah Sanderson. Soooo much fun! And that was before they came out with the costume you could just buy online so we had to get creative. Another friend of mine actually made my Sarah Sanderson skirt! It was the absolute best and I have yet to top that costume.
Really it was just a matter of time before these Hocus Pocus Brownies happened. I wanted to pay homage to my all time fave Halloween movie this year and I was simultaneously craving a batch of decadent double chocolate chewy brownies. However, in order to decorate the brownies, they were in serious need of frosting. So why not make them TRIPLE chocolate chewy brownies and add some chocolate buttercream frosting??
Match made in heaven.
After that, it's just a matter of decorating to your hearts content. I go over all the little how to's in the recipe so scroll on down and get your Hocus Pocus on!Print
Step up your Halloween dessert with Hocus Pocus themed brownies. Decorated in the style of Winifred Sanderson's Spell book, these are sure to be a hit for the holiday!
- Frost brownies with as much buttercream frosting as desired. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or 15 minutes in the freezer before decorating.
- Once frosted brownies are chilled, cut them into 12 even squares.
- Pour black candy melts into a microwavable safe bowl and microwave on high in 20 second intervals, stirring between each interval until melted. Pour into a piping bag or into a small Ziploc bag. If using a Ziploc, cut a small corner off the bag.
- Pipe a small dot of the candy melts onto each brownie and place one large candy eye on top.
- Still using the candy melts, pipe a single line on the left side of the brownies for the spine of the spell book. Then pipe a squiggly line next to it for the "snake".
- Pipe the "curled snakes" one the right corners of the brownies (I just piped overlapping squiggles).
- Now using the black gel icing, pipe a border around the candy eyes for the book's "eye socket lock".
- Still using the black gel icing, pipe squiggly lines in the middle of the brownies for the patched together surface of the book. Sprinkle them with black and purple sanding sugar for the "stitches".
- Take an ENORMOUS bite and enjoy!
Remember to work quickly with the candy melts as they harden up with time!
This recipe includes the prep and cook times for making and frosting the brownies.
If you're not sure where to find any of these decorating ingredients, here's a quick list of where I picked up mine!
- Candy eyes: Wilton's Brand from Michaels
- Black candy melts: Wilton's Brand from Michaels
- Sanding Sugars: William Sonoma's (they have SO many colors!)
- Gel: Wilton's Brand, specifically Wilton's Sparkle Gel for writing and accents, at my local grocery store