Between planning a Halloween costume and cooking for a pre-going-out dinner, you probably don't have much time to make an elaborate dessert. That's why you shouldn't be ashamed to take some help from the grocery store and make brownies out of a box. However, be sure to jazz them up with cream cheese and give them a fabulous themed name like "scream cheese swirl brownies."
Follow this quick, easy, and foolproof recipe and none of your guests will know you didn't make the brownies from scratch. Throw in your favorite Halloween candy and you'll have a complete dessert spread in a matter of minutes. Check out the recipe here.
Filling Makes 16 brownies.
4 oz each cream cheese, softened (from 8 oz package)
3 tablespoons sugar
4 drops red food color
4 drops yellow food color
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 box (1 lb 2.4 oz) brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
Makes 16 brownies.