Gravestone Brownies

When my husband saw this recipe on my computer screen he asked me what made Gravestone Brownies different from regular brownies. I told him I liked the name because it seemed appropriate for Halloween but he kept saying, "if you are giving them a name, doesn't it have to relate to what's unique about them? Like "Cajun Chicken" means the chicken is made with Cajun spices." I thought it about it for a second and replied, "they're so delicious and to die for". He was still dubious, so I gave him a brownie to try and finally....he agreed!

These brownies are so rich and chocolatey I'm not sure I would advise making them for any kid under the age of 5, because when my 4 1/2 year old saw them cooling on the kitchen counter, I think he nearly fainted from excitement (I still think "Gravestone Brownies" is better than "Fainting Brownies").

If you're having a get together for an older crowd, these are seriously easy and a ton of fun to make!


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Gravestone Brownies (Makes 14 �Graves�)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

nut free


  • 3/4 Cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp kosher salt
  • 15 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate, chopped (You can also use chocolate chips)


1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
2. Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
3. In a standing mixer or bowl, whisk the melted butter, sugar and vanilla.
4. Add the eggs one at a time until combined, then slowly mix in the dry ingredients and semi sweet chocolate pieces until combined.
5. Pour the batter into a greased and parchment lined 9×13 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
6. Cut into bars and top with “grave stones” (like the picture above).
*When cutting your brownies, use a long serrated knife and wipe it off in between cuts.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.