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Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot

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Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot

We usually go to at least one Halloween party every year. Last year, we provided all the food for one party in particular and got a little carried away with themed food ideas. But people LOVED it! Unfortunately, we had not yet developed these Halloween brownies, because they would’ve sure been a hit too. In fact, we took a test batch to a gathering last night and they vanished in no time flat!

You may notice that we have another Instant Pot Brownies recipe on our site. These are intentionally a little different in a few ways. First, because we added the cream cheese on top, we needed to increase the cook time. This had an unexpected, yet welcome, difference. The brownies took on a more fudge-like consistency. I’m never mad about fudge. So in comparison, I’d say these are more festive and fudgy!

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

 

The Process

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Place room temperature butter in large mixing bowl, along with sugar.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Mix until fully combined.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Add eggs and blend until fully incorporated.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Add vanilla extract and mix again.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

In a separate mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Whisk together until combined.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients, or vice versa.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Gently mix until fully combined.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Then, using a rubber spatula…

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

…add chocolate chips to batter…

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

…and mix well.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

In a small bowl… add cream cheese and milk.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Whisk together until smooth and creamy.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Add cream cheese mixture to piping bag (or ziplock bag) and cut off a very small corner.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Spray a 7×3 push pan with nonstick cooking spray.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Pour batter into pan and spread out evenly.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Starting in the center of the brownie batter… gently squeeze the piping while rotating the pan to make a swirl all the way out to the edges.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Then, using a toothpick (or knife)…

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

…draw lines in the batter, from center to edges, to make the cream cheese look like a spider web.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Cover pan with aluminum foil. Add a 3-inch trivet and 1 1/2 cups of water to cooker. Place push pan on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 70 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure.

 

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

Remove pan from cooker, but allow brownies to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot | The Foodie Eats

 

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Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot

Festive Halloween brownies with a fudge-like texture.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 205 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. milk

Instructions

  1. Place room temperature butter in large mixing bowl, along with sugar. Mix until fully combined. Add eggs and blend until fully incorporated. Add vanilla extract and mix again.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until combined.

  3. Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients, or vice versa. Gently mix until fully combined. Then, using a rubber spatula, add chocolate chips to batter and mix again.

  4. In a small bowl… add cream cheese and milk. Whisk together until smooth and creamy. Add cream cheese mixture to piping bag (or ziplock bag) and cut off a very small corner.

  5. Spray a 7×3 push pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread out evenly. 

  6. Starting in the center of the brownie batter… gently squeeze the piping while rotating the pan to make a swirl all the way out to the edges. Then, using a toothpick (or knife), draw lines in the batter, from center to edges, to make the cream cheese look like a spider web.

  7. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Add a 3-inch trivet and 1 1/2 cups of water to cooker. Place push pan on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 70 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure. 

  8. Remove pan from cooker and uncover, but allow brownies to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing.

Nutrition Facts
Halloween Brownies in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Potassium 131mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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