Spiderweb Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 16 brownies


Spiderweb Brownies are a fun treat to serve at Halloween parties, but also an attractive entertaining option when you are looking for a dessert with a distinctive flair!


  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) chocolate brownie mix
  • 24 pieces NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER BITES Candy, chopped
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9- or 10-inch-round baking pan.

PREPARE brownie batter according to package directions; stir in chopped Butterfinger. Spoon into prepared pan.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and milk in small mixer bowl until smooth. Pipe cream cheese mixture into concentric circles over brownie batter. Using wooden pick or tip of knife, pull tip through cream cheese from center to last circle to create a spiderweb effect.

BAKE for 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into wedges using wet knife.

cheese cream too thick

by c. chris , Illinois on Oct. 2010

I hard time 'dragging" the cream cheese mixture; it was just too thick. I tried warming it in microwave but still too stiff.


by S. Sacchia , WAHIAWA, HI on Oct. 2007

I just made this for a Halloween/Fall kids party yesterday, and all the kids LOVED them. It came out looking "store bought" that all the parents thought I was wonderful at baking. Great Treat!

Wonderful Dessert

by S. , on Oct. 2005

I made this for a party this weekend, and everyone loved it. Make sure you really beat the cream cheese well to get a consistent thickness.

What a tangled web we weave!

by J. , Frankfort, KY on Oct. 2005

This halloween treat was easy to make and a big hit at our party last night. I'll be making this again but I will cut the cream cheese mixture in half. I had way too much left over.

Cobweb Bros

by S. , on Oct. 2005

These are the best decorated brownies i have ever tasted.


by A. , Cordell, OKlahoma on Oct. 2005

this cake is very very good you should try it

best brownies around

by B. , nj on Oct. 2005

These brownies are terrific!!!!! There is nothing else like them!

Brownies a bang!

by K. , WI on Oct. 2005

Brownies are what every child likes, and when they taste unique all the better!! very easy to make and cuts down on cost of entire classroom treats.