These easy Halloween desserts make a great last-minute Halloween treat for parties!
I love to take these Halloween tombstone brownies to class parties because people always love them. Not only are they cute and easy, but they are so delicious. Who doesn’t like Milano cookies (the tombstone), brownies, and these awesome pumpkins?
What You’ll Need
I always use a boxed brownie mix, but you can make them from scratch if you have a favorite recipe.
Halloween Tombstone Brownie Decorating Ingredients
This recipe just requires a few key ingredients to decorate.
Make the brownies according to the box directions.
I like to line the pan with foil because it makes it easy to take out of the pan. If you use foil, you’ll want to spray the foil with cooking spray.
To make these Halloween treats, it’s best to use a 9×9 pan.
Pull the brownie out of the pan using the foil.
Put the brownie onto some parchment paper.
Using a pizza cutter, trim off the edges of the brownie.
I don’t throw the brownie edges away. These make great ice cream toppings or a snack to eat before it’s time to serve the Halloween tombstone brownies.
If you want the brownies to be more rectangular, cut the brownie into 6 pieces. I think that squares work great for this recipe (and I needed more brownies) so I cut this brownie into 9 pieces.
Put green frosting into a decorating bag (or Ziplock).
I used star tip 21 for these brownies so I put the tip into the decorating bag. No worries if you don’t have a star tip! You just need to get a small amount of green icing onto the brownie to represent a little bit of green under the pumpkin. If you’re using a Ziplock bag, you could just snip a corner off and squeeze the frosting through the small hole.
Decorate the tombstones with the small tube of black icing..
You’ll notice that Milano cookies have one half with this raised area. I avoided writing on that half of the cookie.
Write RIP (Rest In Peace) on the Milano cookies. I wish the black decorating gel had a finer tip because it was a tight fit to get the RIP letters to fit. I made sure I began writing under the curve of the cookie so I was writing where the cookie was its widest and I started all the way on the left side of the cookie. Making the letters tall also helped squeeze the three letters onto the Milano cookie.
Place tombstone into the brownie.
I cut a narrow slit in the back of my brownies to help place the cookie into the brownie.
Cutting the bottom rounded part of the Milano cookie created a flat bottom of the tombstone and helped the tombstone stay in place in the brownie. I didn’t throw away those pieces of Milano cookies. I tossed them into a bowl for the kids to eat.
Add green grass (icing).
The green icing adds a great splash of color and holds the pumpkin candy. You don’t need to add much green icing to do the trick. Mine is star shaped, but you’ll notice that once the pumpkin is added you don’t really even notice that. Honestly, you could probably just put a tiny drop from a spoon if you have a steady hand.
Add pumpkin to patch of grass.
Press your pumpkin into the icing to hold it into place.
Hope you have fun making these easy Halloween treats.
Check out my other Halloween posts: