Welcome back friends!
Who wants some fresh from scratch, oven baked ghostly brownies to enjoy on one (or more) of these beautiful autumn evenings? Maybe at a movie night, or a game night?
I know I do, so let’s bake some!
- 1/2 cup of butter, melted
- 2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/3 cups of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar (for dusting)
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F and coat a baking pan with cooking spray (I used a 13×9 pan).
- Combine the melted butter, oil, sugar and cocoa powder in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Add the eggs, vanilla and salt.
- Slowly stir in the flour a little at a time until a thick batter forms, then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter into a prepared pan and bake for 21 to 25 minutes or until they become glossy around the edges and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Place a little powdered sugar into a sifter and lightly sift the tops of the brownies until white.
- Using a ghost shape cookie cutter, cut ghost shapes into the brownies (leave them where they are) and add 3 chocolate chips for the eyes and the mouth of each ghost.
- Allow the brownies to completely cool and solidify, then carefully remove the ghosts from the pan. I peeled away the edges and extra spaces first, then used a flat metal spatula to lift the ghosts out.