Melted Jack O’ Lantern Brownies

Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
Add'l 30 mins
Total 1 hr 45 mins

These Melted Jack O’ Lantern Brownies are a super fun and simple Halloween dessert! Fudgy brownies are topped with a marshmallow, covered in orange-colored chocolate and decorated to look like Jack-O-Lanterns!

Six Melted Jack O' Lantern Brownies on a Black Surface Covered in Fake Spider Webs

Halloween Jack O’ Lantern Brownies

My house has been decorated and ready for Halloween since September 28th. I couldn’t wait another single day and was dragging down all my totes by myself while Jorge was at work. I was so ready for pumpkins, witches and my adorable front porch Jack ‘O Lanterns to show up again.

I’ve been walking the Halloween aisles at Target and Kirklands for weeks dreaming up ideas for Halloween. I just loved the idea of turning marshmallows into Jack ‘O Lanterns…and what goes better with brownies than marshmallows? So here we are, Melted Jack ‘O Lantern Brownies. Aren’t they adorable??

Seven Halloween Jack O' Lantern Brownies with Different Expressions on their Faces

I was so happy with how these turned out and they couldn’t have been easier. I was worried they might turn into quite the project, but I am happy to report they really weren’t too bad to make.

How to Assemble These Halloween Brownies

I whipped up a batch of brownies in the morning and let them cool. Once I had the girls down for nap, I quickly melted up my orange candy melts and dipped in my marshmallows and placed them on top of the brownies.

I quickly tapped the entire brownie on the counter top a few times and the orange candy melt smoothed out right into place and I dropped on a little chocolate chip on top as the pumpkin stem.

It took a few minutes to harden, and then I just pipped on the faces with some melted dark chocolate…and BAM. Jack ‘O Lanterns!

A Close-Up Shot of a Jack O' Lantern Brownie with a Squiggly Mouth

For all my fellow Halloween lovers – last year I made some awesome pretzel spiders made with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin that you just have to check out. And coming up early next week I have a super adorable (EASY) Halloween float idea that you are all going to LOVE.

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Melted Jack O' Lantern Brownies

A Close-Up Shot of a Jack O' Lantern Brownie with a Squiggly Mouth

These Melted Jack O' Lantern Brownies are a super fun and simple Halloween dessert! Fudgy brownies are topped with a marshmallow, covered in orange-colored chocolate and decorated to look like Jack-O-Lanterns!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 (12 oz) package of orange candy melts
  • 9 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8-inch square pan. Set aside.1
    In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and chocolate chunks, stirring until just combined. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes and then remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Slice brownies into 9 even squares. Set aside.
  4. Line countertop with parchment paper and place brownies on top with a little space between each one.
  5. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Using dipping forks or toothpicks, dip one marshmallow into orange candy coating, do not shake off excess coating, and quickly set down on top of the center of a brownie.
  6. Using your hand, lightly tap brownie on the countertop to get excess orange candy coating to smooth out and slide down onto the brownie. You may also do this with a small spatula under the brownie and tap the spatula onto the countertop. (If you are not getting enough coating to drip, you can add a little extra orange candy coating on top of the marshmallow with a spoon before tapping the brownie.)
  7. Quickly before candy coating sets, top marshmallow with a chocolate chip to look like the stem of the jack-o-lantern. Continue until you have used all brownies and marshmallows. Allow candy coating to harden completely, about 30 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, melt remaining chocolate chips according to package directions. Using a small piping bag with a round tip (or a plastic baggie with a small tip cut off), pipe chocolate onto jack-o-lantern faces. Let harden, about 15 minutes.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 4g


Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals.

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10 Responses
  1. Jamie Labiak

    I saw these and was going to try them. However, there were no orange candy melts in the store with it being so close to Halloween. However, I got an idea. I bought YELLOW melts and bought minion eyes. I am going to attempt to make minion brownies, same idea!

  2. Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    I don’t think husbands understand our needs to decorate for the holidays! I want these at our Halloween party this year

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