Halloween Broomstick Brownies
Total Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
These easy-to-make iced brownie broomsticks will fly off the table at a Halloween party!
All You Need Is ...
For the brownies
- Vegetable oil, for greasing
- 1 box Betty Crocker™ Frosted Chocolate Brownie Mix
- 125g butter, melted
- 2 extra large eggs
For the decoration
- 12 pretzel sticks/salted sticks
- 3-4 red liquorice twists, untwisted to make 12 short lengths, or 3 red lolly snakes, each cut lengthways into 4 strips
- 75g Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ Vanilla Frosting
- Yellow food colouring paste or gel
Betty's Easy Steps
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Grease a 20cm square shallow cake pan and line the base and sides with baking paper.
- Open the brownie box, remove enclosed frosting sachet and reserve for another use. Mix the brownie mix, butter and eggs together in a bowl until well blended. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared cake pan and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a round-bladed knife inserted into the centre comes out almost clean. Remove from the oven. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely in the pan; about 30 minutes.
- Lift the brownie from the pan using the baking paper. Cut the brownie in half, then cut each half into 6 triangles each with a 4cm wide base (see diagram). You will have some brownie leftover at the sides to discard or eat!
- Insert a pretzel stick into the pointed end of each brownie for the handle of the broomstick. Wrap a short length of red liquorice or lolly snake around each brownie at the pointed end to form a band.
- Place the vanilla frosting in a small bowl and use the yellow food colouring paste or gel to colour the frosting bright yellow. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle. Pipe ‘bristles’ onto each brownie with the yellow frosting. Leave in a cool place to set; about 20 minutes. Serve immediately or keep in a cool place for up to 2-3 days.
- If you prefer, use melted white chocolate to pipe the bristles onto the broomsticks. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small plain nozzle.
- If you can’t find pretzel sticks, use thin Italian breadsticks or mint chocolate sticks instead.