Spooky Forest Dark Chocolate Brownies


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When I think Halloween, I think peanut butter and dark chocolate. I also think caramel and peanuts. So, why can’t I have all of these creature comforts? All in one devilishly delicious bite!

These spooky forest dark chocolate brownies are so easy to make and please ghosts and goblins of all ages! Use unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder in your favorite brownie recipe for a darker-than-the-witching-hour dark chocolate brownie base.

To create the spooky forest on your dark chocolate brownies, gather your favorite goodies like white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, salted peanuts and caramel candies.

And it’s Halloween after all. Don’t forget the surprise inside!

  • Get one before they’re all goblin’ed up! 1 of 8

    The sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy combination of Spooky Forest Dark Chocolate Brownies will possess your tastebuds.

  • The Key to Extra Spookiness 2 of 8

    The key to making these brownies extra spooky is the Dark Chocolate Brownie Base.


    Simply replace the regular chocolate or cocoa powder in your favorite brownie recipe with dark chocolate and you'll create a darker-than-the-witching-hour brownie base.

  • Trick or Treat? 3 of 8

    It's Halloween! There has to be a surprise inside!


    Use half of the brownie batter for the bottom layer. Put a drizzle of peanut butter (like I did) or get creative with marshmallows, cherry pie filling or crumbled graham crackers.

  • Hide the Surprise! 4 of 8

    It wouldn't be a surprise if you could see it! Use the remaining brownie batter to cover the peanut butter, marshmallows, cherry pie filling or graham crackers to make a layered brownie.

  • Make the Spooky Forest 5 of 8

    You've heard of Black Forest Chocolate Cake. Maybe you've walked down the Rocky Road?


    What makes the Spooky Forest on top is only limited by your imagination. I like to use the white chocolate chips... because they remind me of BONES! The semi-sweet chips and peanuts add to the illusion of uneven ground, and the gooey, sticky caramel pieces are the quick sand of your nightmares!

  • Salty, Sweet and Devilishly Dark 6 of 8

    After adding all the spookiness a pan of Dark Chocolate Brownies will allow, follow the baking directions for your favorite brownie recipe. But watch them! You may need to add an extra 5 minutes of baking time due to the extra goodies!

  • Sticky is Extra Spooky! 7 of 8

    A drizzle of caramel not only ups the YUM factor of these Spooky Forest Dark Chocolate Brownies, it boosts the spook... like getting tangled in a sticky spider web!


    For a 9x9 pan of brownies, I melted 10 caramel candies with 1 Tablespoon of water in the microwave for 1 minute and drizzled the brownies immediately.

  • Spooky Forest Dark Chocolate Brownies 8 of 8

    Allow the brownies to cool and use a wet knife for ease of cutting into bite-sized squares. A 9x9 pan will yield about 60 bites of spooktacular Dark Chocolate Brownie delight!


    Happy Halloween!

Spooky Forest Dark Chocolate Brownies are so easy to make and please ghosts and goblins of all ages! Click through for step-by-step tips and tricks!

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