These Spider Web Brownies are easy to make with 4 simple ingredients and taste delicious. Plus, they look really spooky and will be a hit at your Halloween parties.
We love Halloween! One of the best things about this time of year is making fun and spooky treats for my family and friends. We make these peanut butter eyeballs every single year!
This year I decided to change it up and make bite sized brownies decorated with chocolate spider webs and gummy spiders.
Our friends went crazy for them when I shared a test batch with them.
Why These Brownies are Best
Whether you want to make a fun treat for your family or need a cute Halloween treat, these spider web brownies will get smiles from everyone. They look fancy, but they are actually very easy to make because they start with a box mix.
The brownies can be made in three different sizes depending on how many you need or how big you want them. Personally, I think the jumbo muffin size was the best!
No artistic ability is needed to decorate these Halloween brownies. You can add a simple spider web design on top of each brownie with just a spoon and a plastic baggie.
The colorful gummy spider will get everyone's attention when you bring a tray of these web brownies to your parties. They are the perfect combination of sweet and spooky!
Want to make a fun treat for your Halloween party, but don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen? These spider brownies are easy to make in minutes because they start with a store bought brownie mix and a muffin tin.
- Brownie Mix - Make sure you buy the box mix for a 9x13 pan. Our favorite brownie mixes are the Duncan Hines chewy fudge and the Aldi brownie mix.
- Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate Melting Wafers - We love using the Ghirardelli chocolate wafers for projects because they melt so well and taste amazing. You can also use chocolate chips, if you that is all you have.
- Gummy Spiders - I found these sugar coated spiders at Michaels in the Halloween candy sections. Another fun option is to make spiders out of gum drops and licorice.
How to Make Spider Web Brownies
A mini fudge brownie topped with melted chocolate and gummy candies makes the easiest Halloween dessert. Simply follow the package directions, then add melted chocolate once they are cool. These would be perfect for class parties or work get togethers.
- Add the brownie mix, eggs, water, and oil to a medium bowl.
- Mix the ingredients together just until combined. Do not over mix the batter because that makes the brownie puff up more.
- Spoon the brownie batter into a jumbo muffin tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Use a jumbo muffin tin or regular cupcake pan depending on how many you need. Bake and cool completely before adding the chocolate and gummy candies.
- Melt the chocolates in two bowls. Use a spoon to spread the melted dark chocolate on top of 4-6 brownies at a time.
- Pipe a dot of white chocolate in the center of each one, then draw two circles around the outside of that.
- Use a toothpick to draw 6-8 lines from the center to the outside, creating a spider web appearance.
- Drop a spider gummy onto the center of each one and let the chocolate set before moving. Repeat with the rest of the brownies.
Once the brownies are decorated, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.
The undecorated brownies can be frozen for 1-2 months if you need to make them ahead of time. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator, then bring to room temperature before adding the chocolate and gummy spiders.
Tips and Tricks
- You can also bake the brownie batter in a regular muffin tin to make 14 brownies or a mini muffin tin to make 40 mini brownies.
- Do NOT over bake the brownies. Insert a toothpick to check the outside edge of the muffin pan brownies. There should still be a few crumbs on it.
- Use a toothpick to drag the white chocolate webs over the melted chocolate. If you do not have any, use the tip of a fork to make lines in the chocolate.
- Don't wait for the chocolate to dry! You need to draw the lines right away.
- If you do not have piping bags, spoon the chocolate into a plastic sandwich baggie and cut one corner off.
- Can't find gummy spiders? Add spider rings to the top of each brownie.
Yes, you can also bake the box brownie mix in an 8x8 or 9x13 pan. Once they are cooled, use a round cookie cutter to cut out circles. Follow the directions for decorating them.
Make sure you spray your pan with nonstick baking spray before adding the batter. Wipe out the excess spray with a paper towel. You can also use cupcake liners to keep them from sticking.
Yes, these brownies are easy to make a few days ahead of time. Keep the brownies in a tightly sealed container, so they do not dry out.
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*This post was first published October 2012. The photos and post were updated and republished October 2022.
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