Tuesday, October 23, 2012
(Don't forget to check out this post for a compilation of all of our favorite fun Halloween ideas in one place!)
For my son's birthday this year, he wanted something fun and Halloweeny! I was pleased to discover that the only allergy to accommodate in his class this year was nuts...so I broke out a brownie mix to make it easy!
I made the brownies as directed on the package and poured the batter into a lined cupcake pan, baked them for 18-20 minutes, let them cool, and scooped out the centers.
then whipped together some instant chocolate pudding and cut the gummy worms in half...
then put a spoonful or two of the pudding into the center of each cupcake and added in two worm halves...
...it's a super easy, super fun birthday/Halloween treat, which his classmates absolutely loved!
Posted by Lara.
1 brownie mix (+ required ingredients to make it)
1 small box instant chocolate pudding (prepared with 1-1/2 cups milk)
1 bag gummy worms, each worm cut in half
Makes about 18 cupcakes
Make the brownie mix as directed on the box (I used the directions for "cake-like" brownies). Add paper cupcake liners to a regular sized muffin pan and fill each about half-filled with brownie batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until brownie cupcakes test done. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely. With the edge of a spoon, scoop out a small circle in the center of each cupcake. With the back of the spoon, press gently around the edges of the hole to smooth out a bit. Add a teaspoon or two of pudding (how much you add will depend on how big your holes are) to each hole. Place two gummy worm halves poking out of each pudding filled hole. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Makes 18 cupcakes.
Use scooped out centers to sprinkle over the serving tray to look like dirt. They're also great stirred into a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough!