I've seen this technique used before with cupcakes, so I decided to make a brownie version for a Halloween party this year.
It's super easy and the results always turn out great!
Step 1: Ingredients & Supplies
To make these chocolaty cobweb brownies, you'll need:
- Chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
- White chocolate chips
- M&Ms (I used peanut M&Ms)
The supplies you'll need are:
- Circle cookie cutters or a muffin pan
- Piping bag (or a Ziplock bag that you cut the corner out of)
- Wax paper
Step 2: Brownie Batter & Bake
Mix up the brownie batter and bake. I used two different mixes (Chocolate Supreme & Dark Chocolate) and added walnut pieces to one of them.
You can see that I also put some brownie batter into a muffin pan. I did this so that they'd be in a circular shape and still have the edges (for those people who insist on brownie edges!). Like the purchasers of this pan.
Step 3: Cutting With Cookie Cutters
Choose two differently sized circular cookie cutters and punch out as many brownies as you can. You can see the different colors of the brownies, because I used two different mixes.
Feel free to snack on the trimmings! Mmmm...
Step 4: Melt & Pour Chocolate
Melt some of the chocolate chips and spoon it onto the brownie circles. Use the spoon to spread it into a thin layer.
Step 5: Pipe Rings of White Chocolate
Melt some of the white chocolate chips and fill a piping bag. First, pipe a dot in the center of the brownie circle. Then, pipe rings around the center.
For my brownies, I piped either two or three rings depending on the size of the brownie.
Step 6: Toothpick Time
Using a toothpick, position it in the center of the brownie and slowly move it outwards. Do this about six times evenly spaced around the brownie. Now you have a lovely spider web!
Step 7: Keep Going!
Use the same technique for all of the brownies. Just add more rings for the larger brownies.
Step 8: Spiders
I ended up with some extra melted white chocolate, so I used M&Ms to make spiders. Roll out a small piece of wax paper. Pipe a dot of the white chocolate and add three legs on each side. Then, place a M&M in the center. Push it down a little so that it sinks into the white chocolate. Let them cool.
Once the spiders have cooled, peel them away from the wax paper.
Step 9: Enjoy!
Arrange the spiders on the spider webs. I chose to place some in the center and some to the side. It's best to melt a little more white chocolate and place a drop where you want to put the spider. Press down a little so that the spider sinks into the melted white chocolate. This acts to keep it glued in place.
Enjoy and Happy Halloween!