Vampire Bite Brownies (Double Chocolate and Raspberry)

20 Oct 2016

It's Halloween season and you know what that means! There'll be a ton of people showing how to make costumes, how to do spooky makeup and most importantly, how to make spooky bakes. Of course, I can't help but contribute. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of scary films, I love Halloween. I love thinking of costume ideas, buying in a ton of makeup I won't ever use again and dressing up to the nines. But this year, as I'm not working at a Halloween party or even attending one, I'll be baking away, and these are one of the things I'll be making! I'll admit, these were a complete experiment, but they turned out amazingly. I call them Vampire Bite brownies, and they're utterly TO DIE FOR.

So what makes these different from regular brownies? I usually make triple chocolate brownies, but this time, I made the chocolate brownie base and added in vampire teeth (white chocolate chips). Before baking, I dolloped on some raspberry jam and marbled it through to give it a bloody effect.

Without blowing my own trumpet too much, I really do think they worked out well, and as you can see from the picture, it almost looks as though the brownies have cracked open and their guts are spilling out. Too much? But whether you're hosting a party this Halloween, or sitting at home with your curtains firmly pulled, these brownies will go down a storm. They're the right amount of sweet with just a touch of tang, giving them a little bite.

You will need:
225g plain chocolate
225g unsalted butter
3 eggs
225g caster sugar
2 tablespoons black coffee
75g self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
200g white chocolate chips
5ml vanilla essence or extract
Seeded or seedless raspberry jam

  1. Preheat your oven 180c/gas mark 5. Line your tin with greaseproof paper. I use a 13" x 9" tin, and this gives me 12 generously sized brownies.
  2. Break the plain chocolate into squares and place in a heatproof bowl with the butter. Set the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and leave for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture is melted and smooth. You could also do this in the microwave if you wish, taking care not to burn the chocolate. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and coffee until smooth, then gradually, beat in the cooled melted chocolate mixture. Don't worry if you don't like coffee, you really can't taste it. It just helps to give the brownies that gooey texture!
  4. Sift the flour and salt over the mixture, then fold in together with the white chocolate chips and the vanilla essence.
  5. This is the fun part! Pour your mixture into your prepared tin, and spread it right to the edges, making sure to have an even spread of chips. Place small amounts of jam, a teaspoon or less, at various points on top of your brownie mixture. You can do as many as you like! I had a blob on each of my slices, but you can do less or more if you wish. Then, with a skewer, drag the jam through the brownie mixture, swirling and marbling as you go.
  6. Once you're happy with your jam, pop the tin into the oven and bake for around 40 minutes or until just firm in the centre. You won't want to bake it for too much longer than this, as your brownies will be dry.
  7. Leave the brownies to completely cool in the tin, where they will firm up slightly, before turning them out on to a board. Trim off the crusty edges (which you can totally eat as a snack) and cut the brownies into squares or bars.

You'll be left with a batch of seriously gooey, rich brownies that will leave people coming back for more. They would go down perfectly with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, or warmed up with a blob of vanilla ice cream. However you choose to eat yours, be careful that they don't bite back!

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  1. I'm supposed to be avoiding chocolate, but one couldn't hurt haha! These look amazing x

    1. I meeeeean, they have raspberry jam in, so technically, you're eating fruit :p x

  2. Halloween or not these look amazing, I'd definitely be cutting them into bigger pieces though so that I can eat a huge amount of brownies but I just ate 'one' haha

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    1. Why didn't I think of that before?! That's a genius idea! x