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Black Cat Brownie

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


20 servings

“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.”


  • 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


  1. Line two 9-in. round baking pans with parchment; coat with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. For cat's body, place 1 brownie circle on a covered board. From 1 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 2 ears. Position brownie with the flat side against the cat's body; trim sides of brownie as needed, forming the head. Add the ears.
  4. Frost cat. Flatten yellow gumdrops. Cut 2 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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