Life has been complicated these past few months, so I’m all about “easy” at this moment in my life. And, even though I want easier ways to make things festive, I don’t want to compromise on the festive factor. Boo-tiful Brownie Bites fit both prerequisites – easy and festive.
In the bakery section of my grocery store, not only do they sell pre-made brownie bites in packages, but right now they are selling a pint of homemade white frosting and orange frosting. The frosting is pure white as opposed to vanilla frosting, which has a slight yellow tone. You can also buy pure white frosting in the can in the bakery aisle known as fluffy white, classic white, creamy white.
My goal was to make my Boo-tiful Brownie Bites look like ghosts floating on a cloud in the night sky. So, in a pinch, you could use vanilla frosting or even cream cheese frosting and say your ghosts are floating in a vanilla sky, which of course, is the color of the clouds in a sunset sky during the evening as we transition from dusk to night fall. Your pure white ghosts will be more pronounced against vanilla frosting rather than blending into the clouds of pure white frosting.
Whatever you choose, Boo-tiful Brownie Bites are so simple to make. Creating these adorable Halloween treats literally took me about 10 minutes from opening the packages to completion! I scooped the frosting into a quart-size ziplock bag, squeezed it down into one corner and twisted it like a pastry bag (the Sandra Lee method – thanks, Sandy!). I snipped the tip of the bag with scissors; but, only snip a little hole – it’s easier to make your hole a little bigger than have frosting squeezing out over everything with a hole that’s too big!
I placed my Boo-tiful Brownie Bites on a platter; this one is not food-safe, so I covered it with parchment paper first. Then I squeezed frosting onto each like frosting a cupcake in a swirly pattern. Last, I topped each with a flying ghost holding a piece of candy corn. These edible flying ghosts are made by Wilton and I found them at Michael’s. So cute!
There are only 22 shown on this platter because Charlie ate two of them right away! That’s the problem you’ll have – convincing your family that they have to wait until after breakfast, lunch or dinner to eat them or wait for the party that you are making Boo-tiful Brownie Bites for! I made them for a party and I made them the day before the party and just stored them in a sealed plastic container in my pantry. If you make them several days ahead of time, I would refrigerate Boo-tiful Brownie Bites and then take them out 30 minutes before the party so that they come to room temperature.
Here’s a collage of Boo-tiful Brownie Bites for your Pinterest board. Thank you for sharing!
Here’s the recipe:
- 24 store-bought round brownie bites
- 1 can of white frosting
- 24 edible Halloween ghosts (I used Wilton's)
- Scoop frosting from can into a quart-size ziplock bag.
- Squeeze frosting down into one corner of bag, twisting top of bag to make a pastry bag.
- Snip a small hole in the tip of the bag and place bag inside a drinking glass for support so that frosting doesn't leak out while you get the rest of the project ready.
- Unpack brownie bites and place on cookie sheet or serving platter.
- Unwrap edible Halloween ghosts.
- Using the ziplock pastry bag you created, pipe frosting onto each brownie bite using a circular motion (like frosting cupcakes).
- Top each with an edible ghost.
Need more easy ideas for your Halloween party? Check out these posts:
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Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats – easy and delicious!
Young Frankenstein’s Fingers – only one ingredient; just make a little sign!
Halloween Hack: Spooktacular Party Chips – just open a bag!
Fried Vampire Bat Wings – use your cookie cutter to make ham special!