This recipe by Claire King was the winner of our ~spooky~ Halloween dessert contest on Instagram

Cook time: 30 minutes to prepare, decorating can take as long as you like! 

Serves 10-12

easy halloween dessert

We’re a huge fan of easy dessertsbrownies and blondies alike. Halloween is already complicated this year. To make things a little simpler, Chef Claire King decided to make this easy Halloween dessert and focus on the spooky decorations.

Easy Graveyard Cake Recipe

  • 2 boxes brownie mix
  • 2 cans chocolate frosting
  • 1 squeeze bottle green frosting
  • 1 sleeve chocolate wafer cookies (crushed)
  • 2 chocolate graham crackers
  • Candy! (Candy pumpkins, candy bones, gummy worms, Halloween sprinkles, peanut butter ghosts)
  1. Bake the brownies in 2 9×9 pans according to the package directions. Let cool completely. 
  2. Place the first layer on a serving plate and top with chocolate frosting. Top with gummy worms, bones, and crushed wafer cookies. Top with the second layer of brownies and frost the top. 
  3. Decorate with candy to mimic a graveyard. This is the fun part, so get creative! You can cut graham crackers with a bread knife to make tombstones. Use the crushed chocolate wafers for dirt. Use the green frosting to draw vines, leaves and grass. Use a toothpick to prop up peanut butter ghosts. Mound frosting in front of tombstones to mimic a freshly dug grave. Spooky!