Mummy Brownies

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Turn ordinary from-scratch brownies into a seasonally spooky treat! With white chocolate and candy eyeballs, you’ll be the most popular monster at the mash!

mummy brownie leaning up on a plate

It’s already the end of October and already time to get our spooky bakes on!

What have you been baking this month? If you’re a subscriber to my emails, you know I’ve been reminding you that my fall flavors come in many shapes and sizes, both savory and sweet.

We’ve been revisiting apple and pumpkin alike, because fall can’t exist with just one, but today we’re putting all fall flavors aside to hone in on SPOOKY and HALLOWEENY.

Today I present to you the cutest little mummies I ever did see.

Plus a video!

Because as if these homemade scratch brownies with white chocolate “wraps” and candy eyeballs weren’t easy enough, the video will show you that you, too, can create these Halloween treats even with two toddlers running around your feet (really happened).


For starters, the base for these mummy brownies is a brownie recipe you’ve seen here many many times (also known here as the best brownie recipe). In fact, you’ll find it in…

•these classic homemade fudgy brownies
•these cherry brownies
•these cookies & cream brownies
•these cheesecake swirl brownies
•as cutie pie brownies in these game day football brownie bites
•and these Peppermint Pattie brownies

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again, most definitely): scratch brownies are not hard.

And again for the people in the back…


mummy brownie leaning up against a plate of brownies

In fact, they’re super simple. And I find them loads better than any box brownies I’ve ever tried. My tried and true recipe will give you dense, fudgy brownies in only a little more time than it would take you to do a box mix.

And I know, I know… Those Ghirardelli box brownies are bomb. So… Use Ghirardelli chocolate to make these, k??

There is plenty of fudginess going on in these homemade brownies to rival that box. I promise. Give ’em a try and tell me what you think!

mummy brownies on a spider web plate

Chopped chocolate, butter, eggs, sugar, flour… Y’ALL. This is not tough. I wouldn’t lie to you, especially about baked goods.

Once your brownies are baked and cooled, getting them into “mummy shape” is also not difficult.


Cut the whole brownie block into equal thirds, and then cut each third into 6 rectangular pieces.

Drizzle white chocolate over each brownie, add some eyes, and then drizzle more white chocolate over what you already did.

Easy peasy!

aerial photo of mummy brownies on a spider web plate

And guess what– it doesn’t need to be perfect, because they’re brownie mummies. Pretty sure whomever wrapped mummies didn’t GAF about what it looked like. Plus, we’re going more for cute than historically accurate here.

We took these to a Halloween party and got lots of “ohhhs” and “ahhhs,” and if everyone really knew just how easy they were… They’d have made them, too!

So there you have it– my favorite scratch brownie recipe for the billionth (and definitely not last) time on the blog all spookied up for the best kickoff to the best baking season we’ve got.

hands holding a plate of mummy brownies

Cheers to easy and adorable yummy mummy brownies!

How To Make Mummy Brownies: Turn ordinary from-scratch brownies into a seasonally spooky treat! With white chocolate and candy eyeballs, you'll be the most popular monster at the mash!
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Mummy Brownies

Turn ordinary from-scratch brownies into a seasonally spooky treat! With white chocolate and candy eyeballs, you'll be the most popular monster at the mash!
Prep Time15 minutes
Bake Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Recipe Author Lynn April
Servings: 18 brownies



  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter cut into 6-8 slices
  • 8 ounces (225g) semi-sweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup (150g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature preferred1
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (90g) all-purpose flour be sure to measure properly
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 6 ounces (169g) white chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 32 candy eyes



  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF (177ºC). Line an 8" or 9" square baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and chopped chocolate, stirring frequently until completely smooth. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Whisk sugar into cooled chocolate mixture until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth. Whisk in the vanilla. Add the flour and salt and stir gently until completely combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake brownies for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares and decorating.


  • When you are ready to decorate the brownies, remove the brownies by lifting the foil overhang straight up. Peel back remaining foil and place brownie block onto a large cutting board.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the block horizontally into equal thirds. Cut each third into 6 rectangular pieces. Place individual brownies on a flat surface or baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate by heating in 20 second increments on MEDIUM power, stirring after each time. When the chocolate is smooth, pour into a piping bag (plastic or reusable) fitted with a size 3 or size 5 round piping tip.
  • Using a zigzag motion, drizzle white chocolate in one direction over the entire length of each mummy. While the chocolate is still wet, add 2 candy eyes. Drizzle white chocolate in the other direction. Allow chocolate to set before serving. Store leftover brownies at room temperature up to 1 week. Undecorated brownies freeze well, up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator then decorate.



  1. Room temperature eggs: these incorporate into batter much more easily than cold eggs, although this is not absolutely necessary.
Adapted from homemade fudgy brownies
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Nutrition Disclosure

All nutritional values are approximate and provided to the reader as a courtesy. Changing ingredients and/or quantities will alter the estimated nutritional calculations.

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Omg, these brownies are too cute to eat! I wish I’d found your recipe before Halloween. My kiddos would go crazy for these. They’re so rich, fudgy, and… visually striking. Plus, I like that the recipe is super simple. We’ll probably make these together with my kiddos next weekend and then share with their friends. The info you provide will surely help us a lot.
    Thank you so much for this fun idea! I really appreciate all of your hard work and effort.
    p.s. Lynn can I find anything like these brownies on your blog? I’d be so grateful if you’d share with me a few similar recipes for cute brownies or cookies.

    1. Hi, Gail! I think you mean chocolate chips instead of baking chocolate? Or do you mean with chocolate chips inside the batter? Either way, yes. But please clarify so I can best advise!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m so into Halloween this year. I made these a little early and they were great! I’ll make again for the day!

  3. 5 stars
    The PERFECT treat for our Halloween Party last year! Jumped on internet today to find it again for this year’s gathtering.

  4. 5 stars
    Just the cutest and yummiest treats ever!! Made for the neighbor kids and of course my college boys were jealous!

  5. 5 stars
    I made these little mummy’s with my granddaughter and while they didn’t look as neat as yours, she was so proud of her work of art and we had so much fun.

  6. 5 stars
    What a great recipe. These brownies are not only FANTASTICALLY DELICIOUS, they’re so cute for spooky Halloween treats!

  7. 5 stars
    I absolutely love these! I tried to make “scary” brownies a few years ago, and not nearly as creative or as good as these. YAY!