One of my Halloween traditions is to watch Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ve always loved the idea that there are different lands for the different celebrations, Halloween Town, Christmas Town etc. I think there’s a bit of a debate as to whether this should be watched at Halloween or at Christmas, but for me, it’s an autumnal, Halloween film.
“Come with us and you will see, this, our town of Halloween”
Tim Burton’s films have always been some of my favourites, and I absolutely love his poems and illustrations. So, in honour of Jack, the pumpkin king, I thought I’d make some Halloween brownies.
“This is Halloween, this is Halloween. Pumpkins scream in the dead of night.”
- 400g caster sugar
- 225g unsalted butter
- 60g cocoa powder
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 4 medium eggs
- 225g plain flour
- 5tsp baking powder
- White chocolate
- Pumpkin cookies
- Whatever else you want!
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C / Gas Mark 4
2. Melt the butter and mix it with the sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
3. Once this is mixed together, add the eggs and mix.
Sift in the flour and the baking powder.
4. When it is all mixed together, put into a greased baking tin, mine was 8”x8”
5. Bake for around 20-25 minutes
6. Once they are baked, take the brownies out of the oven and leave them to cool.
7. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the brownies once they are cool. Press the Smarties (I used all the orange ones!) and the pumpkin cookies (I can’t take credit for these, I bought them) into the brownies, leave the white chocolate to cool and then cut into pieces and enjoy!
Do you enjoy baking? Let me know if you try this recipe, I’d love to see the results!