Spooky Celebrations with Ghoulishly Gooey Brownies & Frothy Fruit Punch

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
October 21, 2013

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Halloween is almost here and for our family, that means costumes, pumpkins, chocolates and spooky celebrations!  If you know me, you are well aware of my love for chocolate, not to mention my family’s love for chocolate!  Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year because it’s filled with chocolate and baked treats that create spooky celebrations.

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Some of my favorite chocolate candies are Snickers, Milky Way and Peanut M&Ms, all of which I found for a great price at Walmart.  I headed to Walmart and picked up a bag of the Mixed Miniatures (230 pieces including Milky Way, Twix, 3 Musketeers and Snickers) and a bag of the Mixed Fun Size (55 pieces including Twix, Snickers, M&M Plain and M&M Peanut).  I also picked up a gallon of yummy Hawaiian Punch (in the Fruit Juicy Red flavor), as well as a few 2-Liter bottles of 7-Up.  I was on my way to creating some delicious recipes to enjoy at our Spooky Celebration!

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Everyone in our family loves brownies, so I thought why not combine brownies and chocolate into a yummy treat!!  With that came Ghoulish Gooey Brownies.  With the brownies, we had to have a fun drink, right?  That’s where the Frothy Fruit Punch comes into play.  Both recipes are super easy to make and really yummy to eat!!

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Ghoulishly Gooey Brownies


– Brownie Mix
– Vegetable Oil
– Water
– Eggs
– Milky Way Minis
– Plain M&Ms (Orange, Yellow, Brown and Green)

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1 – Cut each Milky Way Mini into 4 pieces.

2 – Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions.  Mix together the dry mix with the ingredients required by the box mix (typically include vegetable oil, water and eggs).

3 – Mix in the Milky Way pieces into the brownie batter.

4 – Chop Plain M&Ms into pieces (Orange, Yellow, Brown and Green colors).

5 – Grease the 8×8 or 9×9 pan and preheat the oven to 325˚F.

6 – Add the brownie mix to the pan and then sprinkle with the chopped M&Ms pieces.

7 – Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

8 – Let cool in pan for 15 minutes and cut into squares.  Enjoy!

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Frothy Fruit Punch


–       2-Liter Bottle 7-Up

–       Hawaiian Punch (Fruit Juicy Red flavor)

–       Orange Sherbet

–       Melon Baller

–       Halloween Cups


1 – In each cup, pour ½ portion of 7-up with ¼ portion of Hawaiian Punch.

2 – Use a melon baller and scoop out 3 balls of Orange Sherbet for each cup of punch.

3 – Watch your drink turn into Frothy Fruit Punch and enjoy!

Both of these recipes are perfect for your Halloween get-together – whether it’s with a group of friends or your family. 

How do you create spooky celebrations in your home?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

14 Responses to “Spooky Celebrations with Ghoulishly Gooey Brownies & Frothy Fruit Punch”

  1. diane says:

    Those brownies look absolutely decadent! I will have to keep this idea in mind for our leftover halloween candy!

  2. Yum! It sure looks tasty. I love gooey brownies.

  3. Mitch says:

    OMG, you are killing me with those brownies! I want them now!

  4. Helen says:

    Those look yummy, and love your frothy drink, perfect for Halloween 🙂

  5. Emily says:

    YUM! My nephew just discovered m&m cookies a couple of weeks ago and since then he talks about them all the time – how funny it is that they are candy inside of cookies. So he’d think these are awesome, haha.

  6. Those brownies look like the best brownies ever. Not only because of the ingredients, but you baked them just the way I like them, so that they came out nice and gooey.

  7. Grace Hodgin says:

    They look so excited in the photo and after seeing all the goodies I can understand why.

  8. cindy b says:

    I’m drooling right now! all those treats look so yummy! Can’t wait for Halloween! 🙂

  9. Jenn says:

    So fun! My kids would flip over those rinks super cute!

  10. Donna says:

    I’m going to have to try both of these recipes! My son will love them! And I love their faces in that pic… like they’ve hit the jackpot! 🙂

  11. deb says:

    My daughter would love those brownies. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Rosey says:

    Putting candy in the brownies is a brilliant way to mix up two favorite flavors! The punch looks good too. I can’t remember the last time I had Sherbert…I’m way overdue to buy some. 🙂

  13. Shayna says:

    What a great treat for Halloween ! Yummy 🙂


  14. Amy says:

    Cool idea to use the melon baller for the sherbert. I’ve made that punch before but I’ve always just dumped it in at once!


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