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Here at 3 Winks, we are so excited to be able to take part in Cupcake Diaries' 30 Days of Halloween! Some of our family absolutely love Halloween, so they will be excited about this post and the others on other blogs throughout the month!
One of the criteria to be a part of this special series is that I post something I have never posted before! So, that got my mind working overtime. As you know, we are the creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs, and those are something that have a bit of a surprise on the inside. I thought, what if I use the Cocoa Bomb mold for its intended use and make Spooky Halloween Brownie Bombs with a bit of a surprise inside as well. Then, Lindsey suggested that to make it even more like Halloween, we should make Pumpkin Brownies! So we did! Here is the recipe, just click the button to print it.
If you don't want to make Pumpkin Brownies, you can made a regular fudge brownie, but be sure that your batter is super thick! It needs to be able to hold its shape as you add the fillings. Click on the slides below for some extra tips.
After you fill the bombs, be sure to put more batter on them to cover the filling. I usually place my molds on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven and bake them from 30-35 min. When they are finished, let them cool and then pop them out of the mold.
I had a lot of fun trying to match the filling to the decorations. I used the cherry pie filling for the vampire or spider bombs. I gave the Frankenstein Bomb some peanut butter chips because he looked like a little boy to me. The ghosts got green cheesecake filling, at Alicia's suggestion, to be like ectoplasm from Ghostbusters! (Good movie for Halloween!) I made the cheesecake filling simply by mixing half of an 8 oz. block of cream cheese with half of a jar of marshmallow cream. I mixed it all together and colored it green with food coloring. Super easy! I think salted caramel chips are especially good in the Pumpkin Brownies and they would of course be cute as jack-o-lanterns! Below, you can see what the baked brownies look like split open with their surprise fillings.
Some of you are probably more experienced than I am at making and decorating cake pops or brownie pops. You can use your mad skills with these Spooky Brownie Bombs. But, here are a few tips on dipping. Luckily, having drippy chocolate for Halloween makes them seem even more spooky!
I love the candy eyes, they are so easy to use. I also used food markers or piped frosting and chocolate to add mouths and other elements.
I think that these would be a lot of fun a child's party! I know that my grandchildren would love them!
Be sure to go to Cupcake Diaries to see more Halloween recipes all month long! Click the collage below!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!