Just remembered that you volunteered to bring dessert to the party? Looking for a quick and easy kid-friendly activity? Here are a couple of ideas for this year’s Halloween that don’t require baking and will wow the crowd.
ICED AND DECORATED BROWNIES
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Greyston 2.5oz brownies (we recommend Chocolate Fudge or Brown Sugar Blondie)
- Homemade royal icing:
- 4 cups (1 lb.) confectioners’ sugar
- 5 tablespoons warm water
- 3 tablespoons egg white/meringue powder
- Food coloring
- Piping bags and tips
- Your favorite Halloween sprinkles
Start the royal icing by combing the first three ingredients in a mixer and beat on high for 1-2 minutes. The icing should drizzle and smooth over after 5-10 seconds. You can adjust thickness with more water or confectioners’ sugar.
At this point, you can divide into smaller bowls and color accordingly. When not in use, always cover your icing with either plastic wrap or a damp towel so it doesn’t dry out.
From there, all that’s left to do is decorate — ghosts, goblins, and spiders, oh my!
MORE-SWEET-THAN-SPOOKY HALLOWEEN POPS
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 eight-pack of Greyston 2.5oz Brownies (we recommend the Vegan Chocolate Fudge or Vegan Cinnamon Roll)
- 1 can of pre-made frosting
- Candy melting wafers, chocolate coating, or almond bark
- Vegetable Oil
- Oil-based candy coloring (optional)
- Your favorite Halloween themed sugars and sprinkles
- Lollipop sticks
Start by breaking up your brownies in a bowl into smallest crumbs you can. Now, either by hand or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, add ¼ cup of frosting and combine. You do not want to add too much frosting in the beginning, but you can always add more after. The goal is to see a thoroughly combined dough form. To check if the mix is ready, scoop a test ball with your hand to see if it holds together well. If it doesn’t, add 1-2 tablespoons of frosting at a time, mix, and test again until it is a uniform dough, but still firm.
Using a small scoop, measure out, form balls, and place on parchment paper. It is useful to chill the pan and bring back out form again and remove any dents while cold, and keeping the dough chilled between steps.
In a small bowl or mug, microwave the melting candy coating in 30-second bursts, stirring in between to avoid scorching. Once it’s liquefied, you can add a small amount of vegetable oil to thin out for coating.
Dip your lollipop stick into the candy melt about a ¼” inch, and then insert that end into the brownie pop about halfway. Set back onto the tray to harden. Once finished, you can immediately start begin dipping your brownie pops fully into the coating, then tapping to remove the excess. To add sugar and sprinkles, you will need to add right away while the coating is still wet.
If serving your pops upside down, go ahead and place onto the parchment. Otherwise, dry them upright, by placing them into flower foam, for example.
Yields about 24 cake pops
Our brownies and more are available online at https://greystonbakery.com/. To share with your spooky creations, don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtags #greyston or #greystonkitchen.