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Spider Web Brownies

Author: Susan Reid

We've taken our favorite Fudge Brownie recipe and given it a mint-flavored cream cheese spiderweb for Halloween. Your little ghosts, pirates, Jedi knights and superheroes will be thrilled!

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At a glance

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
24
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint flavoring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare our Fudge Brownie recipe, and spread the batter in a greased 9" x 13" pan, or two 8" round pans. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, sugar and flour in a small bowl, and mix until smooth. Add the egg yolk and flavoring (if using), mixing until smooth once again. Transfer the mixture to a disposable pastry bag, and cut just the very tip off the end.
  3. Place a small pool of the mixture in the center of the brownie batter. Draw circles around this pool about 1" apart, moving out from the center each time. Once the circles are drawn, take a table knife, wet the tip, and draw it back and forth through the circles. The knife will draw the cream cheese filling into arcs. See this recipe's accompanying blog for step-by-step photos.
  4. Use any remaining filling to trace the path where the knife traveled, to create the spokes of the web.
  5. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes, until the brownies just barely pull away from the edge of the pan. The center will rise while baking, but will sink back level once the brownies are cool. Remove them from the oven and cool before cutting.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 brownie, 70g
  • Servings Per Batch 24
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 280
  • Calories from Fat 139
  • Total Fat 17g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Trans Fat 0
  • Cholesterol 70mg
  • Sodium 144mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
  • Dietary Fiber 1
  • Sugars 28g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.