Spiderweb Brownies #SundaySupper

This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Spiderweb Brownies are a fun treat to celebrate Halloween. They are rich and chocolaty with a hint of tang from the cream cheese spiderweb on top, and these brownies are just the right amount of spooky to bring out the smiles.
Spiderweb Brownies | by Life Tastes Good are a fun treat to celebrate Halloween. They are rich and chocolaty with a hint of tang from the cream cheese spiderweb on top, and these brownies are just the right amount of spooky to bring out the smiles. #LTGrecipes

Today, the #SundaySupper Tastemakers have teamed up with Dixie Crystals to share fun Halloween inspired treats. Be sure to scroll down past my recipe for links to each of this week's recipes. You are sure to find lots of inspiration to make your Halloween tasty and fun!

When Madison was little, I would make fun treats like this all the time. I loved to host Halloween parties for her friends. It was always so much fun coming up with new ideas that were spooky enough for the holiday, but not so much to induce nightmares. Spiders were always a good choice because they aren't too scary. These Spiderweb Brownies are easy to make, chocolaty, and fun for kids of all ages!

Scroll down past my photo tutorial to access the ingredients and directions all in one place, if you prefer. Thanks!

This recipe starts with my Easy One Bowl Brownies, as they have the taste and consistency I crave in a brownie. Rich and chocolaty, but not too sweet, and the crusty, crackly top contrasts nicely with the chewy, not too fudgy middle. The perfect combo of texture and flavor!

To make this recipe, preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease an 8" round cake pan that is at least 2" deep and sprinkle with sugar to coat the bottom of the pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals Sugar, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Whisk to mix well.
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In a large microwave safe measuring cup, melt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter. Allow to cool just a bit and then whisk in 3 eggs until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir, by hand, just until combined. The batter will be thick.
Spiderweb Brownies | by Life Tastes Good #LTGrecipes
Gently fold in 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread the batter into the prepared pan. Set aside.


Prepare the cream cheese mixture by combining 3 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Sugar and 2 tablespoons buttermilk (regular milk works fine too) in a mixing bowl. Using the whisk attachment, whip the cream cheese mixture until smooth and soft. 
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Cut a small hole into the bottom corner of a quart sized plastic baggie and scoop the cream cheese mixture into the bag. I used a small, angled piping tip, but the hole in the corner of the bag works well too. Pipe thin circles from the middle to the outside of the brownie batter like this...
Spiderweb Brownies | by Life Tastes Good #LTGrecipes
Next, pipe thin lines from the middle of the pan out to the edge, gently dragging the tip of the bag through the cream cheese circles as you go. Make these lines all the way around the pan as shown in my picture below. Don't worry about making them perfect. Clearly mine are a little rough, but the end result still turned out great!
Spiderweb Brownies | by Life Tastes Good #LTGrecipes
Bake at 325°F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with dry crumbs on it. Remove from the oven and let cool in pan for about 30 minutes. Before removing from the pan, run a butter knife around the edge, gently lifting as you go to loosen from the bottom of the pan as well. Gently turn out onto a parchment lined surface and invert onto a cooling rack so the spiderweb is facing up. Allow to cool completely. Transfer to a serving platter and decorate with plastic spiders. Enjoy!
Spiderweb Brownies | by Life Tastes Good are a fun treat to celebrate Halloween. They are rich and chocolaty with a hint of tang from the cream cheese spiderweb on top, and these brownies are just the right amount of spooky to bring out the smiles. #LTGrecipes
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Spiderweb Brownies

Life Tastes Good
Published 10/18/2015
Spiderweb Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals Pure Cane Sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup ( 1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Pure Cane Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk (regular milk works fine too)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease an 8" round cake pan that is at least 2" deep and sprinkle with a little sugar to coat the bottom of the pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals Sugar, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Whisk to mix well.
  3. In a large microwave safe measuring cup, melt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter. Allow to cool just a bit and then whisk in 3 eggs until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir, by hand, just until combined. The batter will be thick.
  4. Gently fold in 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread the batter into the prepared pan. Set aside.
  5. Prepare the cream cheese mixture by combining 3 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Sugar and 2 tablespoons buttermilk (regular milk works fine too) in a mixing bowl. Using the whisk attachment, whip the cream cheese mixture until smooth and soft.
  6. Cut a small hole into the bottom corner of a quart sized plastic baggie and scoop the cream cheese mixture into the bag. I used a small, angled piping tip, but the hole in the corner of the bag works well too. Pipe thin circles from the middle to the outside of the brownie batter. (See photo tutorial above for picture example)
  7. Next, pipe thin lines from the middle of the pan out to the edge and across the circles, gently dragging the tip of the bag through the cream cheese circles as you go. Make these lines all the way around the pan as shown in my photo tutorial above. Don't worry about making them perfect. Clearly mine are a little rough, but the end result still turned out great!
  8. Bake at 325°F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with dry crumbs on it. Remove from the oven and let cool in pan for about 30 minutes. Before removing from the pan, run a butter knife around the edge, gently lifting as you go to loosen from the bottom of the pan as well. Gently turn out onto a parchment lined surface and invert onto a cooling rack so the spiderweb is facing up. Allow to cool completely. Transfer to a serving platter and decorate with plastic spiders. Enjoy!
Yield: 16 Servings
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 50 mins.
Total time: 60 mins.

Tags: Spiderweb Brownies, Halloween, Party, Spooky, Treat, Dessert, Chocolate, Sugar, Easy One Bowl Brownies, Dixie Crystals


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7 comments:

  1. Awesome. I love how the web is baked into the brownie instead of decorated on top.

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  2. These brownies are FAB! I love your creativity with the spiderweb design.

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  3. These are the coolest brownies for Halloween ever!

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  4. I can't wait to make these for Halloween! Also, I can't stop my mouth from watering after looking at your gorgeous photos! I would be honored if you checked out our conference and affiliate program. We need incredible bloggers like you! http://www.foodbloggingconference.com/become-an-affiliate/

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    1. Ooooh you are too kind, Kami! Thank you so much! I will check out the conference and the affiliate program. I appreciate you sharing that info with me! Have a super week!
      ~Marion

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  5. These look fantastic!! I love the idea, I may have to recreate for Halloween!

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  6. Love the baked-on spiderweb- very creative! And of course I love all brownies. ;)

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