The problem with holidays is that there’s so much hype and excitement leading up to them, but once the day is done, the celebrations are over. No more decorations, no more costumes, no more presents… The only thing remaining is the leftovers, and those never taste as good the next day anyway.
A few summers ago, I rebelled against the holiday norm, and my friends and I had Easter in July, complete with an Easter egg hunt. The next summer, we decided on Halloween in August. Everyone came in costume, and we made caramel apples and cupcakes with festive sprinkles. Candy wrappers littered the floor after watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (I refused to watch a scary movie because I actually wanted to try to get sleep, despite a massive sugar rush). We even bobbed for apples, which if you’ve never tried, believe me, it’s way harder than it looks! Only two of us managed to legitimately bite the apple and not just the stem.
So even though Halloween was a few days ago, why stop celebrating? Enjoy some brownies with all the leftover candy corn!
makes 20 brownies
If thicker icing is desired, either increase the amount of powdered sugar or decrease the amount of milk.
1 box brownie mix
*¼ cup water
*⅜ cup oil
½ c. powdered sugar
1 tsp milk
- Preheat the oven to *350°. Spray a 9×9” baking pan with non-stick spray.
- Combine brownie mix, eggs, water, and oil in a medium bowl, mixing well until all of the dry mix is incorporated. There may be some lingering lumps.
- Pour brownie batter into prepared pan, and cook for *35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan, then cut into 20 brownies.
- In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk. Spoon into a plastic baggie, squash to the corner, and cut off a very, very small bit of the corner. (It’s easier to cut more off later if you want a bigger stream of icing!)
- Decorate brownies with ghosts, ghouls, spider webs, or any other Halloween-y symbols.
*These were the directions on the back of the brownie box I used, but follow the directions on your own box.