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Spooky Brookies

A rich, fudgy layer of Brownies topped with Halloween Oreos and Chocolate Chip cookie dough. Candy eyes add the perfect touch of spookiness to these Halloween Brookies!

More fun Halloween treats using candy eyes! Try a batch of Vanilla Bean Cupcakes (with a mummy frosting) or some Spider Rice Krispie Treats!

Spooky Brookies: layer of brownies with Halloween oreos, chocolate chip cookie dough and edible "eyes"

What are Brookies?

Brookies are the pinterest phenomenon that combine chewy chocolate chip cookies with fudgy brownies.

You cover brownie batter with a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough, bake and cut into bars.

The simple step of combining these two favorite treats makes an even more indulgent special dessert bar.

These brookies have the addition of Halloween Oreos under the chocolate chip cookie layer, making them even better. A few candy eyes on top and you’ve got a delicious holiday treat!

Halloween brookie with oreos and candy eyes.

Ingredient Notes

The Brookies I made today are total CHEATER Brookies. I used Ghirardelli Brownie Mix and Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough from a tube.

You can totally go from scratch, but I like to help out you busy bakers too!

If you want to make your own brownie batter from scratch, this Bakery Style Brownies recipe would be delicious. For the cookie dough layer, try my classic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.

Here’s what else I used to turn plain Brookies into Spooky ones:

  • Halloween Oreos – The orange filling adds a nice pop of color to the center of the bar. Sub regular Oreos if you don’t care about the color.
  • Chocolate Morsels – Extra chocolate chips added on top of the brookies are optional but I can’t resist the opportunity for MORE chocolate!
  • Candy eyes – These make the bars adorably spooky. You can find them online or at some craft stores. They’re fun to have on hand to turn any cookie or cupcake into an instant Halloween treat.
Spooky Brookies: layer of brownies with Halloween oreos, chocolate chip cookie dough and edible "eyes"

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Make the brownie batter

Mix the ingredients for the brownies together in a bowl and pour into a brownie pan. If you’re making the cookie dough from scratch, prepare it according to recipe directions.

STEP 2. Oreo layer

Place 16 Oreos across the top of the brownie layer, spacing them evenly.

STEP 3. Cookie layer

Top the Oreo cookie and brownie layers with big spoonfuls of the cookie dough. Continue until all the cookie dough is used. You’ll be able to see some of the brownie batter peeking through.

STEP 4. Bake

Top the cookie layer with the extra chocolate chips. Bake for 34 to 40 minutes.

STEP 5. Add eyes and chill

Press the candy eyes onto the top of the cookies over melted chocolate chips. Let the bars cool in the pan, then cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before slicing into bars.

The recipe makes about 16 bars.

More Brookie Flavors

Love Brookies? Here are some of my favorite flavor combinations. You can totally add the Halloween Oreos and spooky candy eyes to any of these great flavors!

Recipe FAQs

What size pan do I need to make Brookies?

The brownie mix I used was for an 8 x 8 inch pan. Different brands have different boxes for different sized pans, so you can totally make this in a larger pan if you adjust your box mix accordingly!
If you do use a bigger pan with more brownie mix, you’ll need extra cookie dough and more Oreos to cover the whole thing!

How do you store Brookies?

Store these covered at room temperature. No need to chill once they’re set!

Where do you buy candy eyeballs?

Edible candy eyes can be found at craft stores like Joann’s and Michaels or purchased online. You can also find them in most grocery stores in the baking aisle.

More Halloween Treats

Yield: 16 bars

Spooky Brookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes

A rich fudgy layer of Brownies topped with Halloween Oreos and Chocolate Chip cookie dough. Ever feel like somebody's watching you??

Ingredients

For the brownie layer:

  • 1 box (18.75 ounce) Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix (makes an 8x8inch pan)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg

For the cookie layer:

  • 16 Halloween Oreos
  • 1 package (16.5 ounce) Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (in the refrigerated tube)
  • ½ cup Ghirardelli milk chocolate morsels
  • 32 candy "eyes"

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 or 9inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix ingredients for brownies in a large bowl using a whisk. Mix until just combined. Pour into bottom of baking dish, spreading so batter goes all the way to the sides.
  3. Top with 16 Oreo cookies.
  4. Breaking the chocolate chip cookie dough into chunks, drop by tablespoons onto the brownie/Oreo layer. Continue until all cookie dough is used, and brownies are nearly covered.
  5. Top with extra milk chocolate morsels (optional).
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Press "eyes" onto melted chocolate chips. Allow brookies to cool at room temperature. Once cooled, cover with foil and refrigerate for 2 hours (or overnight). Cut into 16 bars. ENJOY.

Notes

  • What size pan do I need to make Brookies? The brownie mix I used was for an 8 x 8 inch pan. Different brands have different boxes for different sized pans, so you can totally make this in a larger pan if you adjust your box mix accordingly!If you do use a bigger pan with more brownie mix, you'll need extra cookie dough and more Oreos to cover the whole thing!
  • Store these covered at room temperature. No need to chill once they're set!
  • Where do you buy candy eyeballs? Edible candy eyes can be found at craft stores like Joann's and Michaels or purchased online. You can also find them in most grocery stores in the baking aisle.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 square

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Chocolate chip cookies meet brownies and Halloween Oreos in these fun and easy Brookie bars. Spooky Brookies are a great for Halloween parties or as a lunchbox surprise for the kids!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on October 20, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. With the eyeballs on top … the Oreo icing looks like a mouth! What an easy and yummy treat for the moms, sorry I mean kids 😉

  2. I love the idea of just throwing those eyeball candies into something that isn’t otherwise decorated. So cute!

  3. Ugh, now THAT’S what my brownies today were missing… eyeballs! Absolutely love these spooky, sinful treats, Aimee. Too cute!

  4. Gosh, all these creepy Halloween treats floating around the internet is making my choice on what to make for my sons class room party! (these I’m almost certain will be sitting there “one upping” the other treats!) Naughty!

  5. These are so stinkin’ cute! My daughter has been searching for a creepy recipe to make for Halloween and I bet she’ll love these!

  6. Oh wow, these look great! I was on a swim team once up on a time ago and I was terrible, always came in dead last in every race. Needless to say, I hated swimming after that, but I think that having these around back then might have been enough incentive to keep me on the team!

  7. These are super cute! It’s funny how just a little addition of the googely eyes adds so much character!

  8. They’re slightly underbaked to perfection LOVE THE TEXTURE. So moist!! I can see it!

    “Those of you whose children will tell you the night before that they signed up to bring the treats to the Halloween Party! Anyone ever have this happen to them?? ” <–OMG TONITE I was standing making a batch of cookies with my daughter b/c tomorrow we are supposed to bring in treats for a school party. YES!!!! Had I had any refrig dough, probably would have used it 🙂

    pinned!

  9. These are so creative and adorable- and I love the shortcut. There’s a reason why people love box mixes- they work and they’re GOOD.

  10. I was a swimmer in high school and gosh those swim meets they last for ages, during waterpolo season I worked the snack bar with the moms and away games I went to the games with all the moms I was the honorary mom! LOL And one of the moms ALWAYS made the ghiradhelli brownies, and they are just SOOO Good, so I can only imagine with cookie and oreos?! Wowza I need!

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