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!


Gravestone Brownies

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 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)



    Sodium: 140mg | Sugar: 25g | Fiber: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Calories: 260kcal | Fat: 15g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 33g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a 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.


    1. I am going to make these today for a Halloween play date we have tomorrow, but I am waiting to hear these questions answered please!

      Do you grease the parchment paper or the pan?

      And how do you attach the gravestones to the brownies? I assume they are just made from paper?

      Thank you!

    2. I answered these questions and they turned out beautifully.

      Grease the pan and then put parchment on top.

      For the tombstones, I cut pieces of paper double the length of the “tomb” brownies. For example, cut the brownies to be 3″ long and 2″ wide and then a piece of paper that is 6″ long (and about 2″ wide.) I then colored the tombstone on the top 3″ of the paper, folded it in half and put the brownie on the bottom half of the paper. Then the tombstone stands upright on its own.

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