Not So Spooky Halloween

When I was a little girl, I always looked forward to that one chilly night in fall when my siblings and I took to the streets in our small hometown. We would dress up in our plastic costumes with masks that we could barely breathe or see through, Our plan was to gather as much candy as our paper bags or plastic pumpkins would hold.  There were no tricks, just treats!

Since those days, Halloween has come a long way, baby.  According to the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend $6.9 billion this year for Halloween!  Yikes!

At my house, we’re not into spooky, scary stuff at all.  Fall is all about family, fun, and food. The older boys always want to dress as the latest and greatest superhero or ninja warrior.  They are 100% boys!

The youngest grandson, T Hawke, had the hardest time deciding between Mickey Mouse or Jake.  After going back and forth, he finally settled on Jake and I’ve been singing Jake and the Neverland Pirates and ME all day long.

Not So Spooky Halloween

We usually have a fun, fall festival at our church with trunk or treat, games, carnival rides and, did I mention, food?

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If you’re hosting a Halloween party, you’ve got to try these not so spooky Halloween brownies.  They are super easy to make and are always a hit at my house.

Not So Spooky Halloween

Not So Spooky Brownies

Not So Spooky Brownies


  • Prepared Brownies (use a boxed brownie mix or make them homemade
  • 1 can of white icing (I rarely, if ever, use bought icing, but I made an exception here)
  • Small tube of black gel (right beside the boxed brownie mix).
  • Marshmallows


  1. Cut brownies into squares. Place a few heaping tablespoons of icing into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 10 seconds and stir. Place a marshmallow on each brownie square and spoon a tablespoon of icing over the marshmallow. Use the black gel to make eyes and a mouth.

These brownies are so easy to make and they are a big hit with the kids!  If you have leftover icing and marshmallows, make a few friendly ghost pops!

not so spooky Halloween

Not So Spooky Halloween

What’s your favorite family activity during the fall/Halloween season?


This is a sponsored post for Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ products, but all opinions are 100% mine!


About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. Those brownies are so, so cute. 🙂

  2. Love the brownies. We always try to go apple picking during this season and make something with the apples. My kids love apple pie or candy apple.

  3. Look at that sweet crew of halloween cuties! You are are a lucky lady with a beautiful family! We love to watch the Munsters on Friday nights through the month of October. The kids love it!

  4. I love the ‘Not So Spooky Halloween’! The kids look like they’re having an amazing time and don’t have to dress up like warlocks and devils to do so! Also…the fact that you even had the IDEA to make ‘ghost’ pops makes SUPER cool! 😉

  5. I love how easy and cute these are! S would love them! The kids look like they are having a great time at the party!

  6. We don’t make it spooky to celebrate Halloween either. We visit fairs and pumpkin patches. Also when we get pumpkins we just paint or color on them. Trick or Treating we do it at our local mall.

  7. T Hawke is just as cute as a button in his pirate costume!
    I am not a fan of the ‘spooky’ things associated with Halloween. I heard a sermon years ago which soured me on Halloween altogether for many, many years. My baby girl, now 27, never wore a costume and never trick or treated. It was after she was grown that we talked about it at length. She loves giving out candy to Trick or Treaters who come to her door and she won a prize one year for her decorated trunk at a Trunk or Treat event.
    I have softened my attitude in recent years. I couldn’t possibly miss out on sharing in the joy of my grandchildren in fun costumes. I much prefer the safe Fall Festival alternative.
    My favorite things about Fall are the National Fair, Fall Festival at church and a local Fall Festival we always take the grandchildren to.

  8. Your little grandson is simply ADORABLE. What a fun party! And I like those marshmallow pops and brownies – very creative and you’re right, not at all spooky!

  9. What a precious pirate!!! And I LOVE the ghost/brownies!!!

  10. Love the not so scary Halloween theme. My kids are older, so our decor is a mix of scary and not so scary.

  11. Spooky or not, I can’t get friend with halloween. Our church has an alternative party too, so kids can have some not spooky fun.

  12. Brownies and marshmallows are two of my favorite things. You always have such cute ideas! Thanks for sharing this! I’ll be trying this soon.

  13. I’m with you… I’m not into the repulsive, bloody, gory Halloween. A little spooky, but a whole lot of fun is perfect for me. Your brownies are super cute. PINNED! T Hawke looks a lot like you, Alli. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  14. Those brownies look easy and fun to make! They also look yummy! Thanks so much for sharing another great recipe! 🙂

  15. Love the different expressions on the marshmallow faces! So cute!!

  16. I love cute Halloween ideas!

  17. I love those not so spooky brownies… so cute!!

  18. Really quite adorable! Visiting from our Swerve community 🙂

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  19. Those brownies are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Having read this I believed it was very informative. I appreciate you taking
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  21. Aw, these brownies are so adorable! My little ones would totally love them. We’re also into less spooky Halloween stuff, we’re more open to Princesses. Thanks for such a lovely recipe. And your family is super cute 🙂

  22. I love the Not So Spooky Brownies. They are super cute and not so spooky. Perfect for my house.

  23. The brownies are adorable. I’m going to try and make them, even though baking doesn’t always turn out in my favor.

  24. I love the “Not So Spooky” concept. My preschooler LOVES Halloween – but isn’t so fond of some of the scarier aspects like witches, scarecrows, etc. I think she’d really like those friendly ghost brownies, though!

  25. Alaina Bullock says

    How adorable! These brownies look delicious, and I love that they are not too scary for the younger kids!

  26. I love your Not So Spooky Brownies, Alli. Such a cute idea and your grandson is adorable also. I’m not sure if our grandson will go trick or treating this year. He’s two and it might be too scary for him so I’m thinking a Fall Celebration at home may be fun instead.

  27. What an adorable party! Those brownies are fabulous.

  28. Those marshmallows on a stick are just the cutest. So simple for a party.

  29. Also snagged this one for the Pin Worthy board!

  30. Those brownies are super cute! My kids would love making them and of course, eating them!

  31. The brownies look adorable. We do Trick or Treat but then we all meet at my house and have dinner and normally watch Charlie Brown. Going to the pumpkin patch is a close second to Trick or Treating! 😉

  32. I’m so glad I saw your link on Twitter! Too cute. 🙂 Thank you for letting me use a photo in my “Amazing Halloween Dessert Ideas with Brownies” roundup!

  33. Those ghost brownies are just adorable and they look super easy to make. And I just love the ghost pops – I think I’m going to make a few of them for our party this Sunday!

  34. I love the Jake costume, with his little tattoos and all. Sooo stinking cute! I love how you made the little ghosts for the tops of the brownies. They look and sound really simple to make too….the “simple” is probably my fave part!

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