Zombie Brain Brownies

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Zombie Brain Brownies | Shane's Killer Cupcakes

Happy Halloween, everyone! This is my favorite holiday and always like making some creepy treats for it too. This year I came up with Zombie Brain Brownies. They’re made from candy melts, brownie, and strawberry sauce mixed with fresh squeezed orange juice and triple sec. If you are looking for a non-alcoholic version, just omit the triple sec and add more orange juice.

Zombie Brain Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strawberry topping
  • 2 tbs. triple sec*
  • 1 tb. of fresh orange juice
  • 1 batch of brownies (from a boxed mix or your own recipe)
  • 2-12oz. packages of candy melts in Vibrant Green
  • Red decorating gel
  • Optional
  • Red food coloring
  • Also needed
  • Brain shaped candy molds

Instructions

  1. Make a batch of brownies from scratch or boxed mix and let cool. Once cool, cut the crispy edges off the sides of the brownie (eat or discard).
  2. Using the directions on the package, melt the candy melts and line the brain molds with a layer about 1/8" thick. I use the back of a spoon to achieve this. Don't fill in the entire brain cavity with candy melts, because we need to leave room for the strawberry sauce and brownie.
  3. Once the brain molds are all covered with candy melts, chill it in the freezer for 10 minutes to set it up.
  4. While the brain molds are in the freezer, prepare your strawberry sauce by combining the strawberry topping, triple sec, and orange juice. If you want the sauce to be a brighter red color, add a few drops of red food coloring.
  5. Take the brain molds out of the freezer once the candy melts have set, and spoon a teaspoon of the strawberry sauce in each brain.
  6. Pull a small piece of brownie off and mash it into the brain on top of the sauce, making sure to not squish the sauce out.
  7. Re-melt candy melts if needed, and seal the brownie and sauce into the brain by covering the top with the candy. Make sure it meets with the sides of the candy melts you put in the brain earlier, or you'll have holes that the sauce could seep out of.
  8. Put the molds back in the freezer for 15 minutes to set the candy melts.
  9. Once the brains are set, pop them out carefully.
  10. Before serving them, slather the tops of the brains with the red decorating gel to make the brains look gooey and gross.

Notes

*If you want non-alcoholic treats, leave out the triple sec and add more orange juice.

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Zombie Brain Brownies | Shane's Killer Cupcakes

If you want, you can slather some red gel over the top to make them bloody or leave it off for a more clean version. You could even get some green decorating gel and put it in the place of the blood for a more gooey oozing effect.

Zombie Brain Brownies | Shane's Killer Cupcakes

When you open them up some of the strawberry sauce could drip out so make sure to have some napkins around!

Zombie Brain Brownies | Shane's Killer Cupcakes

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

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So as I said in a previous post, I’m going to be a zombie nurse for Halloween this year. In my preparation for my costume I’ve come across many photos of the Bubble Head Nurses from the video game and movie Silent Hill. In my search, I found MammaJammaCakes Flickr that had an amazingly realistic looking Silent Hill Nurse cake posted. This cake is fantastic, but I’d be afraid to go anywhere near it. The nurse might start shuffling out of the base and kill me or something. *Shudder*

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Seeing as Halloween is about a month and a half away, I need to start planning my ghoulish treats. I like to go all out for Halloween, including my costume, so it’s pretty important to pre-plan what I’m going to make and how it’s all going to be done before I leave for whatever party I go to. Last year, I worked like a madwoman trying to get my Cruella Devil costume together as well as five different dishes done for a party that night. It was exhausting. So this year, I probably won’t do as many treats. But I will be doing a batch of cupcakes!

So in the theme of my costume this year (zombie nurse), I want to make zombie themed cupcakes as well. Woot.com had an awesome t-shirt design a while ago that I’ve been wanting to recreate for some time now. It’s called the Last Cupcake and can be seen below:

We’ll see if I can pull it off.

Are you making any special treats for Halloween this year? Am I crazy for even asking about that more than a month in advance? What have you made in the past?

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