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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Did these spooky little guys scare you?  I hope not!  I think they’re as cute as can be!   I made them to take into my office as a little Halloween treat, and you can too.  They couldn’t be easier to make.   They’re just mini brownie bites with vanilla buttercream frosting piped on to look like little ghosts.   To make them, all you need to do is mix up a batch of your favorite brownie recipe and bake it in a mini muffin tin.  The one I used can be found here.  Then whip up some of your favorite vanilla buttercream to go on top.  (You can even use a tub of premade frosting.  I’ll never tell.)  After that, just pop on a few mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  That’s it!   Super simple and super adorable!

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I hope you all have a Spooktacular Halloween!

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