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Mummy Brownies

The grave couldn't hold these mummified treats for long! Watch these fudgy brownies pull a disappearing act at your Halloween get-together. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    32 brownies


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, optional
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
  • Candy eyes


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 8-in. square baking pans with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. In another bowl, mix flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, mixing well. If desired, stir in pecans.
  • Spread into prepared pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • Lifting with foil, remove brownies from pans. Cut into bars. Using a No. 46 pastry tip, pipe frosting over brownies. Decorate with candy eyes.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 234 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • vsa1
    May 5, 2020

    I prepared this recipe for kids, last Sunday. They liked it much! Thanks

  • JMartinelli13
    Oct 18, 2018

    Omitted the nuts due to allergies, baked in a 13x9 for 35 minutes. My die hard "We only like boxed brownie mix" family loved them!

  • curlylis85
    Oct 25, 2015

    These were a big hit at our Halloween party! I used M & Ms for the candy eyes.