Tombstone Brownies and Icing

  • prep time30 min
  • total time 55 min
  • serves 18

Alphabet cereal spells out the spooky words!

Courtesy of Jennifer Lows

52 Ratings
Directions for: Tombstone Brownies and Icing


Brownie Icing

2 cup icing sugar

⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

⅓ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup milk (room temperature)

½ tsp vanilla

pinch salt

Tombstone Brownies

5 squares unsweetened chocolate

¾ cup unsalted butter

1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar

⅔ cup white sugar

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

5 large eggs

¼ cup vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla

1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

Alphabet shaped cereal


Brownie Icing

1. Sift together icing sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.

2. Melt butter in large bowl.

3. Stir milk, vanilla and salt into butter.

4. Gradually mix in sugar mixture until smooth.

Tombstone Brownies

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line bottom of 9 X 13-inch pan with parchment paper. In large bowl, over pot of simmering water (creating a double boiler), melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

2. In another bowl, mix brown and white sugars and cocoa powder, mashing out any brown sugar lumps. Mix in eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla. Stir melted chocolate mixture into sugar mixture.

3. Gradually mix in flour (tip for measuring flour: stir flour, spoon into measuring cup, then level). Scrape into lined pan. Bake on middle rack 25 minutes.

4. Cool before slicing into 18 rectangles. Cut off corners from one end of each rectangle to round off. Ice each “tombstone” with Brownie Icing (see next recipe). Top with cereal letters to spell out RIP, BOO, EEK.

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