Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Trick or Treat Brownie Cupcakes & Nutter Butter Ghosts

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat Brownie Cupcakes & Nutter Butter Ghosts

Good morning everyone and Happy Halloween! Tonight we were invited to our friend's house for dinner and trick or treating. The kids are so excited and can hardly wait to get into their costumes. Mackenzie is going to be a Black Cat Witch and Carson will be a Doctor.
If you're invited to a party or get together never ever show up empty handed. Growing up my mother always taught me if you're invited to a dinner or party always bring something to contribute. Last night the kids and I got into gear and baked up some Halloween goodies. 

We made Nutter Butter Cookie Ghosts which are always a hit every Halloween. These fun little guys are so easy to throw together. All you need is nutter butter cookies, vanilla almond bark and mini chocolate chips. That's it just three simple ingredients and you have a fun little treat that any kid will love.

After the ghosts were finished we moved on to a recipe that I found at the Betty Crocker Website, Trick or Treat Brownie Cupcakes. These yummy little morsels start with a Betty Crocker brownie mix. Add a homemade vanilla white chocolate frosting and top each cupcake with a mini candy bar. 

Goodness deadly is all I can say about these.If you love brownies and you love cupcakes you can have the best of both worlds. Later today I will make some vanilla popcorn mixed with Reese's pieces and Halloween sprinkles for the kiddos goodie bags and then I'm done. It should be a fun night. What are your plans for Halloween?
 




Trick or Treat Brownie Cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 box - (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix
1/2 - cup vegetable oil
2 - tablespoons water
2 - eggs
1 - cup vanilla almond bark or baking chips (6 oz)
1 3/4 - cups powdered sugar
6 - tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 - tablespoons milk
6 to 8 drops red food color
6 to 8 drops yellow food color
24 - miniature candy bars
Halloween sprinkles

Directions:
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix brownie mix, oil, water and eggs. Divide batter among muffin cups. 

Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until centers are set and toothpick inserted near edge of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. 

Run metal spatula around edge of each brownie; lift out to remove from muffin cup. In microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla bark or chips uncovered on the defrost setting. 30 to 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted. 

Cool slightly. In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, milk and food colors on medium speed until fluffy. Stir in melted bark or chips. 

Spoon or pipe frosting over cooled cupcakes; top each with candy bar and Halloween sprinkles.






Nutter Butter Cookie Ghosts

Ingredients:
1 - 16 oz package Nutter Butter Cookies
1 - 16 oz package vanilla almond bark
mini chocolate chips

Directions:
Melt your white chocolate over a double boiler or on the defrost setting on your microwave.

Dip each nutter butter cookie into the melted almond bark. Place on wax paper or drying rack. 

When the coating is almost dry add two mini chocolate chips for the eyes. Let cookie ghosts harden completely.



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12 comments:

Catherine said... #

Oooh these look so festive and fun! Have spooktacluar Halloween!
Cheers~

J and B Learning said... #

When I grow up I want to be as organized and good as you!! Keep up the awesome work. You are such an inspiration! =)

Tina Butler said... #

Sometimes I try so hard and it still doesn't work out LOL. All I can say is plan ahead. This is usually more than what we usually do on Halloween, but since we were invited to a party I wanted to make sure to have some goodies on hand to bring with us. Happy Halloween everyone.

Maria said... #

Great ideas! Happy Halloween!

Tina Butler said... #

Happy Halloween Maria!

Our Treasured Home said... #

The cupcake looks so good! Gotta love chocolate!

Tina Peterson said... #

Hmmm - looks like we are all in the mood for carbs. I added a FREE cookbook that can be downloaded - not quite the same thing, but if you're gluten free or have allergies it's perfect.

Thanks for the linky!

Tina "the Book Lady"

Lara said... #

Those cookies are just adorable. My kids would love these!

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Aggie said... #

Those ghosts are so stinkin cute!! What a great treat for the holiday!

It was great seeing you last week. I feel terrible for not saying goodbye to everyone. The weather kept me in that morning. I hope you had a good trip back home. I'm still catching up! Hugs...

Creative Cupcake Recipes said... #

I love brownies. Bet these cupcakes are great.

Lauren said... #

Ok those Nutterbutter ghosts are ADORABLE! I'm always amazed by things that are chocolate covered, I'm afraid to temper my own chocolate and dip stuff in it! Haha!