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Homemade Halloween Treats: Spooky Googly Eye Soot Sprite Brownies

These cute little googly-eyed brownies inspired by the soot sprites in Totoro are just the spoopy cute treat you need in your life.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 153kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder dutch processed preferred
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp all purpose flour


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly butter and line your muffin tins with a strip of parchment paper (so you can pull the brownies out easily).
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  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the melted butter with the sugar and salt. Add the cocoa powder and instant coffee and mix until well combined.
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  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well to combine. Sir in the vanilla and 1.5 tablespoons of water.
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  • Sprinkle on the baking powder, then the flour and slowly mix until just combined with no flour streaks.
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  • Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin tins. Bake for 11-12 minutes. When done the tops will be puffy and the sides will look set. Under baked is better than over baking for a moist and fudgy center. Let cool in the tins for 5 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack.
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  • To decorate brownies as Soot Sprites, you’ll need some candy eyes. Push the candy eyes into the brownies right after they come out of the oven and are still soft.
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Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 12.7g