Spiderweb Brownies – transform boxed brownie mix into a super cute Halloween treat!! A quick homemade cheesecake mixture makes the spider web. Makes 2 brownies. SO fun!!! #Halloween #brownies #kidfriendly
This idea was inspired from the King Arthur Flour catalog. Isn’t it adorable?! King Arthur’s recipe said to make the brownies and cream filled cookies from scratch. While I would love to do that, I wanted a quick and easy Halloween dessert. I immediately thought of Oreo Cakester for the spiders! They were perfect!! I loved how the spiders turned out. I think they totally made the brownie treat. These were really fun to make. I gave them to a co-worker to take home to her boys. They loved them!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 30 mins
1 box brownie mix (Family Size for 9×13 pan)
4-oz cream cheese, at room temperature
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 egg yolk
½ tsp almond extract
2 Oreo cookies
4 mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray two 8-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.
Combine the cream cheese, sugar and flour in a small bowl, and mix until smooth. Add the egg yolk and almond extract, mixing until smooth once again. Transfer the mixture to a disposable pastry bag, and cut just the very tip off the end.
Place a small pool of the mixture in the center of the brownie batter. Draw circles around this pool, about 1 inch apart, moving out from the center each time. Once the circles are drawn, take a table knife, wet the tip, and draw it back and forth through the circles.
The knife will draw the cream cheese filling into arcs. Once you’ve gone all the way around the circles, take up your pastry bag again. Use the remaining filling to trace the path where the knife travelled, to create the spokes of the web.
Bake the brownies for 20-25 minutes, until the brownies just barely pull away from the edge of the pan. The center will rise while baking, but will sink back level once the brownies are cool. Remove them from the oven and cool before cutting.
To assemble the spider. Cut 8 pieces of licorice for each spider. Stick the licorice around the Oreo to make legs (4 on each side). Pipe 2 circles for eyes and place a mini chocolate chip in the middle of each.