Halloween Broomstick Brownies

These easy-to-make iced brownie broomsticks will fly off the table at a Halloween party!

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Halloween Broomstick Brownies

These easy-to-make iced brownie broomsticks will fly off the table at a Halloween party!

  • 1hr 45min Total Time
  • 12 Servings

Ingredients

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

Instructions Hide Images

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.

Expert Tips

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.

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