Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 16 Brownies




  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
    2. Add the butter and chocolate to a medium microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth. To the melted chocolate whisk in the sugar, instant coffee, vanilla, and eggs until smooth. Stir in the cocoa powder, flour, and salt until just combined. Try not to over mix the batter, it will be thick.
    3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading in an even layer. Transfer to the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes, until the brownies are set on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
    4. To make the Monsters. For the owls, dip each large pretzel twist in melted chocolate and place directly on a parchment lined baking sheet. Split an Oreo in half and use for the eyes. Place the pretzels in the freezer to set for 10 minutes. Once the chocolate is set, add a small dot of melted chocolate to the center of each Oreo and attach the candy eyes. Drizzle a line of chocolate above the eyes for the eyebrows and attach 2 (1 inch) pieces of licorice to each eye. Dot a small amount of chocolate in between the Oreos and insert an M&M to create a nose. Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. The owls can be made with both chocolate and white chocolate covered pretzel twists. 
    5. For the ghost, dip each pretzel twist in melted white chocolate and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Insert 2 chocolate candy melts to create the eyes. For the mummies, fill in the three pretzel holes by drizzling melted white chocolate inside. Insert 2 candy eyes. Place the pretzels in the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
    6. To finish, add the semi-sweet chocolate and the cream to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted and smooth, about 1 minute. Stir in the peanut butter. Pour the chocolate over the brownies in an even layer. Arrange the monster pretzels over the ganache. Chill in the fridge 30 minutes or until set. To serve, carefully cut around the pretzels. Brownies can be stored, covered, for up to 3 days.
    Boo! Spooky Monster Chocolate Covered Pretzels Brownies by Half Baked Harvest