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Here's How To Use A Toothpick To Make Your Brownies Look Like A Spiderweb

Three ingredients + a toothpick = a super impressive dessert. This is one of 7 cute and easy treats to make for Halloween.

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Here's a step-by-step photo guide to making the brownies. You can get the full recipe at the bottom of this post.

2. First, make the chocolate glaze.

Combine 1/4 cup of the cream and the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Start on high power for 45 seconds and then whisk until it’s almost smooth, then continue to microwave in 15 second bursts until no lumps remain.

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3. Pour the glaze over the brownie and watch that ripple ~gooooooo~. Then smooth it out into an even coating. It's okay if some drips down the sides. Then, put it aside for a second while you make the white part of the glaze.

PRO TIP: Glaze the bottom side of the brownie so you can get a flat top that's easy to decorate.

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How to make the Creepy Crawly Brownie

Makes one 9-inch brownie

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chocolate chips

½ cup heavy cream, divided

1 brownie recipe, baked in a 9-inch round cake pan (use a boxed brownie mix or our favorite recipe)

1 cup powdered sugar

PREPARATION

Combine the chocolate and ¼ cup of the heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high power for 45 seconds. Whisk until it's almost smooth, then continue to microwave in 15 second bursts until no lumps remain. Pour evenly over the brownie, smoothing with a spatula. It's okay if some drips down the sides.

Whisk 1 cup of the confectioner's sugar and ¼ cup of the heavy cream in a small bowl. Transfer a plastic ziptop bag and twist the bag to snugly pack the frosting into one corner. Snip a very small hole in the corner of the bag, and then make a spiral pattern by starting in the center of the brownie and working towards the edge. Then, take a toothpick and drag it through the frosting from the center out to the edges to create a spiderweb effect.

TIP: Place the brownie top-down on a wire-rack before pouring the glaze over. This helps you get a smooth surface.