FrankenBrownies || Homemade in a Hurry
Halloween celebrations really evolve over the years, don’t they? For a kid, its all about the candy. As a teenager/college student its all about the costume…or maybe getting attention for said costume. And now, at least for me, I just want to find that perfect window of time that I can sit on the porch and pass out treats to all the cute trick-or-treaters, and be back inside to shut off my lights before the kids who are too old for trick-or-treating show up. I also want to eat several FrankenBrownies while watching Hocus Pocus (best Halloween movie ever? Um, yes.) and be tucked in by 9:30. Does Halloween evolve again after your thirties? Maybe I’ll find out in 15 years once I’m no longer in my 30’s (does this not add up? Math was never my thing).
Anyway, in keeping with my attitude towards Halloween being relative to my life-phase, I also want to keep up with all of the “pinterest-moms” but with minimal effort. Does this sound like you?? Then take this FrankenBrownies recipe and run with it. Why is this a homemade in a hurry? Because I am saving you time by telling you not to bake brownies from scratch, and yet, these brownies will have everyone asking for the recipe. Just tell them it’s an old family recipe that you can’t give out if you don’t want everyone to know how little effort you put forth. Don’t worry – your secret is safe with me. This recipe is inspired by our Aunt Anne who always spiced up a box of brownies* with a chocolate bar strategically placed in the middle. ALWAYS a crowd pleaser.
Whatever the phase of life you are in, I hope you have a spooky, candy-filled, Hocus Pocus-y night. And make these FrankenBrownies. Everyone from those candy-seekers, to the skimpy costume attention getters to the early-to-bedders will love them.
*I prefer Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
Looking for a perfect Halloween treat? FrankenBrownies have a hint of spookiness with a ton of deliciousness. The mint flavor is subtle in the brownies and gives them a perfectly gooey texture. Don't love mint and chocolate together? Use the Halloween Oreos with Orange Cream!
- 1 pkg brownie mix (My favorite is Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate - OMG)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c water
- 1/2 c vegetable oil
- 1 pkg mint Oreos
Preheat oven to 325 (check the instructions on the brownie package...cooking temps and times will vary by product). Grease baking pan (I prefer to use an 8x8 for a thicker brownie).
Prepare brownies per package instructions. Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate brownie mix calls for mixing the egg, water and oil together until well mixed, then adding the package of brownie mix.
Pour 1/3 of the mix into the baking dish. You want the bottom of the dish covered. Place the Oreos in an even layer over the brownie mix. Pour the remaining mix over the brownies and bake for about 40-45 minutes (again, check the cook time on the package).