Is there much better than curling up on a cool Fall night and watching a movie? Well, if you love the classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus like we do, then you are going to love these easy to make themed treats! They are definitely Sanderson Sister approved.
Now if you’ve never watched the movie, you first are absolutely missing out on a Halloween classic! These treats are based off Winifred Sanderson’s spell book from the movie! So get to baking and snuggle up for a family movie night! If you love these, be sure to try my Halloween Cookies, Cauldron Brownies, or these Hocus Pocus Cookies!
HOW TO MAKE BOOK OF SPELLS BROWNIES
While the cupcakes can be your favorite homemade recipe, or made from a simple boxed mix, the real star of this dessert is the Book of Spells Brownie toppers! These are simple to make and require no fancy skills at all!
Bake your brownies according to the package directions. Using a cookie cutter, cut out as many rectangles from the brownies as you can.
Fill a piping bag with the black cake frosting.
Using a piping bag, pipe a small dollop of the icing onto the back of the candy eyes. Place the eye towards the right side of the brownies.
Using the piping bag again, pipe a single squiggly line on the opposite side of the brownie from the eye. This will create the ‘spine’ of the book.
Next to the squiggly line, pipe a single straight line. Then pipe a squiggly line over the top of the straight line. Pipe half circles on the opposite corners of the ‘book’. Pipe two small dollops in between the squiggly lines and the eye. Repeat the decorating steps with all of the rectangle brownies and allow to set while you make your cupcakes and frosting.
Can I use a boxed mix instead of making the cupcakes from scratch?
Absolutely! While these cupcakes are our favorite, you can absolutely grab your favorite boxed cake mix from the store and follow the baking directions! Then proceed to frost the cupcakes based on the recipe and top with the book of spells brownies!
And what about the frosting? Can I use store bought for that too?
You of course can! I would recommend buying a simple vanilla or cream cheese frosting and still using the food coloring gel to color it. Just keep in mind that a lot of times store bought frosting will be thinner and not set as full on top of the cupcakes as homemade.