Mummy Brownies might just be my new favorite Halloween dessert! A chewy brownie full of chocolate flavor topped with a homemade butter cream frosting. Then embellished with Candy Googly Eyes to make it complete!
The moment I created my own recipe to make homemade Googley Eyes, I can’t stop thinking of recipes to use them on. These Monster Peanut Butter Cookie Bars are some of my favorite and really easy to bake. If you like peanut butter then you need to give my Halloween Monster Cookies a try! They have black cocoa in them.
Being a busy working mom, there are some holidays that I like to take a more simple approach. These brownies are not only really fast to make, but taste pretty incredible!
If you are sharing them with little friends they will be gobbled up within minutes. Actually, it’s the same with adults as well! You really want the recipe to make a great impression on first sight. These Mummy Brownies definitely make an impact!
What I love about recipes like this one is you can use your favorite brownie recipe. Whether it’s something that comes from a box mix or your grandmother’s tried and true recipe. Any will work. I really like using my favorite brownie recipe from a few years ago.
How To Make Mummy Brownies
All you need for these Mummy Brownies is a freshly baked pan of brownies, buttercream frosting and candy googley eyes.
You can find the eyes all year long, but they seem to have them ready available in the fall. Thanks to Pinterest and all the popular holiday recipes, these can be sometimes hard to find or sold out in stores.
A few years ago I created a tutorial on how to make googley eyes that is incredibly easy to do yourself at home. I love to use them on everything this time of year so it comes in handy to always have them on hand.
You will simply whip up the butter cream recipe (see below) and pipe it in strips over the entire pan of brownies. Make criss cross patterns and try not to overlap in one spot too much. I used a disposable pastry bag and a flat decorating top. Your kids could even help you with this portion of the recipe.
Once you have piped on the strips of frosting you will want to immediately place the candy eyes in a random pattern. Gently press them down into the frosting so they stay in place while you cut and serve them.
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Mummy Brownie Recipe
- Your Favorite Brownie Mix and Baked
- 3/4 Cup Butter Softened
- 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2-3 TBPS Milk
- Candy Googley Eyes
- In a medium bowl mix the butter and extract together until well combined.
- Slowly add in the powdered sugar a little at a time.
- Whip until frosting is smooth with no lumps.
- Add in milk a tablespoon at a time until it thins out the frosting a little.
- Fit a pasty bag with a flat edged tip and fill bag with frosting.
- Pipe strips in a criss cross pattern over the top of the brownies making it look like mummy wrappings.
- Place candy eyes in a random pattern, gently pressing them down into the frosting.
- Using a large sharp knife, cut the brownies into equal squares or rectangles.
*Originally posted October 2019 and updated October 2021.