Monday, November 2, 2009

Blood-sucking Brownies...A Bit of Halloween Fun!!!

Wow...we have certainly had a fun time this Halloween...Old Hallowe's Eve...Samhain...

Halloween is just starting to creep into Australia...and this year we celebrated our very first one!!!

The biggest news is...I have won my very own Blog Banner from Annabelle !!!

Annabelle had a little competion on her blog to win this Banner (and she may do this again next year)...and I love competitions!!!

I will put this Banner up on Queen of the Armchair as well with a Halloween post and what we got up to!!!

Annabelle is a very talented if you get a chance hop on over and check out her amazing work!!!


Pumpkin plates greeting trick-or-treaters at the window...

And to celebrate I thought I would make some 'Blood Sucking Brownies'!!!
Sounds spooky to me LOL!!!

Adding raspberries to choc chips...and chocolate!!!

Melting white chocolate...see Simone your pot holder!!!

I used gluten free flour and this is the finished slice!!!

And here 'tis...Blood Sucking Brownies...this version with Ice Cream!!!

Recipe follows...and is in the latest edition of Better Homes and Gardens


  • 250g dark chocolate

  • 200g unsalted butter

  • 3 eggs

  • 250g caster sugar

  • 80g plain flour, sifted

  • 60g cocoa powder, sifted

  • 100g mixed chocolate chips

  • 1c frozen raspberries

  • 50g white chocolate

  • 1/4c strawberry topping
  • Preheat oven...160c

  • Line 28 x 18cm slice tin with baking paper

  • Melt 200g dark chocolate and butter together

  • Whisk eggs and sugar in an electric mixer on high until a firm foam forms

  • Fold chocolate mixture, flour and cocoa into egg foam until nearly smooth

  • Add choc chips and half the raspberries

  • Mix well and pour into prepared tin

  • Bake for 30m or until just firm

Line an oven tray with baking paper

  • Melt white chocolate and remaining dark chocolate separately

  • Using back of spoon, make 9 white chocolate circles...the size of a 20c piece, on prepared tray

  • When set, use dark chocolate to pipe Halloween patterns on to each white disc

  • Repeat to make 9 dark chocolate discs

  • Mix remaining berries and strawberry topping

  • Cut brownie into 18 pieces: top each with berry mixture and a choc disc

    I just made a white disc with a little blob of chocolate on it...

I used gluten free flour and it turned out fine!!!

A lovely slice...nice textured top too...

I think this will become a favourite...and will do just as well served with fresh cream!!!

I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween celebrations...and I'm really looking forward to Halloween next year!!!

Bon Appetit...Dzintra


  1. What a pretty banner! And great dessert too-I love the sound of blood sucking brownies! :D

  2. Congratulations on the Banner from Annabelle! The Blood Sucking Brownies look vampire good! (: Unfortunately for us... I am not well versed in how to work with chocolate, so when I tried to make the Chocolate Pot recipe you gave us... I screwed it all up! Wah!!! So I had to change and make a different dessert for Halloween dinner. I'm going to have figure out what I did wrong. LOL! xx Vicki

  3. Oh Dzintra! I am late with this comment; your banner is gorgeous and those brownies!!!!! I WILL BE MAKING THESE THIS WEEKEND! are a great source of awesome recipes! Have a great evening! Anita

  4. I like the sound of Blood Sucking Brownies. Is it safe to eat LOL!!! I love your banner and hope you will keep it a bit longer - Hugs Nat

  5. so when I tried to make the Chocolate Pot recipe you gave us... I screwed it all up! Wah!!
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  6. Dearest Dzintra,
    Oh Yeah, I will be making these brownies REAL SOON! We are having some of my husband's students over and they will devour these brownies....I will make two batches! I will let you know how they come out! Anita

  7. I will have to try those brownies...They look scrumptions!
    My goodness do I love chocolate, so that is perfect. My favorite is chocolate and marshmellows.
    It looks great!

  8. There are few better combinations - chocolate, raspberries and icecream. Yum!

  9. Good morning Dzintra! It is always wonderful to have you come to visit from so far away! You have a long journey to take, so sit around the fire a little longer and stay for breakfast!! We can both whip us something luscious! I am looking forward to another recipe of yours....I need to finish an apple cake that I made, but once that is done, these brownies of yours will soon be perfuming the air in my kitchen! The perfect dessert for storytime and fireside! Have a great week! Anita

  10. More than welcome, I enjoy both your blogs and would place both links, but that would like favouritism ;) Peace and love, xxx.

    Blood sucking brownies - yumm....