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Black Cat Brownie

“My Mom made this treat for me and my brother every Halloween as we were growing up, " recalls Janice Korsmeyer of Highland, Illinois. "Today, my own daughter enjoys it each year, too. It's so easy to make, always a great hit with children and a fun tradition to pass on.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 2 large yellow gumdrops
  • 1 large green gumdrop
  • 1 large black gumdrop
  • 2 pieces black shoestring licorice
  • 6 candy corns


  • Line two 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Prepare brownie mix batter according to package directions. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely; remove parchment paper.
  • For cat's body, place one brownie circle on a covered board. From one side of the remaining brownie, cut a 1-in.-wide crescent-shaped slice; position tail on board. From the center of the opposite side, measure 2-3/4 in. toward the center. Make a vertical cut, forming a small half circle; cut in half and trim if desired, forming two ears. Position brownie with the flat side against the cat's body; trim sides of brownie as needed, forming the head. Add the ears.
  • Frost cat. Flatten yellow gumdrops. Cut two thin rounds from green gumdrop; position yellow and green gumdrops for eyes. Press black gumdrop into frosting for nose. Cut licorice into desired lengths for whiskers and a mouth; press lightly into frosting. Arrange candy corns at base of cat for toes.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 299 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Nov 12, 2017

    This was super cute for dessert for a Halloween themed dinner.

  • abreendre
    Mar 8, 2012

    Directions were great. It formed into the cat without any problems.