October 20, 2021
by Hy-Vee Dietitian

Zucchini Ghost Brownies

Did you know you could add vegetables to sweet treats, and they will still be just as delicious? Vegetables, such as zucchini, are rich in manganese, vitamin A, and vitamin C. These nutrients can contribute to healthy vision and have a high fiber content to help with digestion.
Break out the zucchini and brownie mix for this ghostly dessert. Your healthy and adorable treat will be the talk of the town! Use the recipe below for these adorable Zucchini Ghost Brownies.

All You Need! 

  • 1 medium zucchini, grated

  • 1 box (16 oz) Betty CrockerTM Supreme original brownie mix

  • Water, Vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box

  • 1 cup Betty CrockerTM Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting

  • 16 large marshmallows

  • Betty CrockerTM black decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube)

Things to Grab!

  • That’s Smart Aluminum Foil
  • Small Bowl Butter Knife
  • Measuring Cups
  • Cutting Board Plate
  • 16oz Glass Jar or cup
  • Hy-Vee Cooking Spray
  • Mixing Spoon 

All You Do!

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 8-or 9-inch square pan with foil, allowing some to hang over edges of pan. Spray pan with cooking spray.

  2. Shred 1 medium zucchini into 1 box of brownie mix. Stir well and place in pan.

  3. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 1/2 hours. Freeze in pan 15 minutes. Using foil to lift, remove brownies from pan, and peel foil away. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

  4. Heat frosting in microwavable bowl uncovered on High for 20-30seconds, stirring every 10 seconds, until frosting can be stirred smooth and fluid. If frosting becomes too firm while decorating, microwave 5 seconds and stir.

  5. Top each brownie with 1 large marshmallow.

  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Let stand until frosting is set, about 30 minutes. Use black gel to make eyes and mouths

Print the Zucchini Ghost Brownies recipe card here!

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