Drinks & Dessert

Graveyard Brownies

Pumpkins, gravestones, and... hot chocolate? A tried and true trio right? Gooey and delicious, these graveyard brownies boast an entire container of hot chocolate, blending perfectly into these sweet and spooky treats. 

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Total Time: 1hr 15min

Yield: 12 brownies



Icing & Decor

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Milk (more or less for desired consistency)
  • Green and Black Food Coloring
  • 12 Milano Cookies
  • 12 Candy Pumpkins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray - set aside. 
  2. Place butter in a medium saucepan and melt over low heat. Add sugar, McSteven's® Harry & David® Milk Chocolate Cocoa, and eggs (in that order) and whisk to combine. 
  3. Sift flour, cocoa powder, and salt over mixture and whisk until just combined. Over mixing will cause brownies to be dense and tough. 
  4. Stir in baker's chocolate until melted and combined. Transfer batter to prepared baking pan and bake 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs. 
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. 
  6. While brownies are cooling, prepare frosting and decorations. 
  7. For frosting, whisk together butter, powdered sugar and milk, adding extra milk and powdered sugar to create a pipeable consistency. Separate frosting into 2 bowls, adding green food coloring to one bowl, and black food coloring to the other. 
  8. Spoon black icing into piping bag with a small-opening nozzle and pipe the letters "RIP" across the top of 12 Milano cookies. Cut bottoms off of cookies to create straight flat lines (see video). 
  9. Once they have cooled, cut brownies into 12 equally sized pieces, remove from pan and set in rows. Spoon green icing into another piping bag with medium-opening nozzle and pipe a rectangle of icing across the top of each brownie - stick the flat end of a Milano cookie on each rectangle (see video). Pipe a drop of green icing next to the bottom right corner of each Milano cookie and place a candy pumpkin into each icing drop (see video).
  10. Serve and enjoy!