High Hat Brownies

#Halloween High Hat Brownies. Topped with Marshmallow Fluff frosting and Orange Cherries! All dressed up and ready for the big night! from #dietersdownfall.comHigh Hat Brownies with Marshmallow Frosting

Have seen High Hat Cupcakes? Just Google it – they are all over the internet!

However, I have never seen a High Hat Brownie! And to make it even better, I stacked the brownies, filled them with marshmallow fluff frosting and added a fun orange cherry just for Halloween!

I loved the entire look of this dessert!

You may have had a High Hat Cupcake, but you've never had a High Hat Brownie! from #DietersDownfall.comI mean WOW!

If that isn’t just asking to be eaten…

This post was inspired by a recipe I saw in a magazine. It had traditional Maraschino Cherries and was covered in a basic buttercream frosting with chocolate on top. Been there. Done that. Got the tee-shirt. I wanted something DIFFERENT.

I had the orange cherries and I knew I could do something better than buttercream.

And that’s when I came up with these!

Marshmallow Fluff High Hat Brownies! Dressed up and ready for #Halloween! from #dietersdownfall.comI’m a genius. I know. You can tell me all about it in the comments below ;)

If you’ve never made High Hat cupcakes, don’t worry. I think that the brownies were a bit easier to handle. For one thing, brownies aren’t going to fall apart. I know I’ve had bad luck with cupcake liners coming loose if I handle them too much.

Also, since the brownies were made in an individual Square Treat Cake Pan
, the sides are all baked edges. I wasn’t nervous of poking my finger into the brownie. They were perfect for handling.

How to Dip High Hat Brownies.I can’t tell you how excited I was to see these brownies come to life. I really wasn’t sure if it would work or it would look odd. Sometimes my ideas seem a bit over the top, and this was sure was a leap for me.

The bright orange on top with the chocolate coating was so beautiful.

You could totally make this with maraschino cherries, but the orange just sets them apart for Halloween!

Marshmallow Fluff High Hat Brownies! Dressed up and ready for #Halloween! from #dietersdownfall.com

High Hat Brownies

Serves: 5

These High Hat Brownies are sure to be a show stopper at your next party!
For the Frosting
  • 2 cups Marshmallow Fluff
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 to 11/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 - 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Orange Food Coloring (optional)
  • Orange Cherries
  1. Mix the butter until smooth, add in marshmallow fluff and slowly add in 1 cup of powdered sugar. Add a tablespoon of milk, vanilla and food coloring. Add additional sugar or milk until you've reached the desired frosting consistency. It should be thick and hold a spatula upright.
  2. Transfer the frosting to to piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1A tip (or any large open tip). Pipe on the frosting in three circles on top of half of the brownie squares. Place them into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in a deep mug or bowl for 30 seconds at 70% power. Stir and repeat. Let the chocolate sit and continue to melt before trying to melt it again in the microwave. When the chocolate is smooth and slightly cooled, take your brownies out of the freezer.
  4. Holding the base of the brownie, dip the frosting in a straight up and down motion in the melted chocolate. Give it a little shake to get rid of the excess, then add the cherry to the top while they are still wet. Set them aside to dry and harden.
  5. Add some frosting to the other brownies and top with the high hat brownie.


  1. Your ideas get better everyday!!!! These look absolutely wonderful and I bet they taste great!!!!

  2. Yum, these look absolutely delicious. I love cupcakes, but brownies are even better!!!!

  3. Karyn, these look beautiful and fantastic! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

  4. Karyn, these look so decadent and delicious! I’ve never seen high hat brownies nor have I seen orange cherries! So unique and creative. They’re perfect for Halloween!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks. The Orange cherries are kinda rare, but you can look in your grocery store for them or order them online. Good Luck.

  5. Your high hat brownies look amazing! I’d love to have you share this or any of your amazing posts at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. It starts Friday’s at 7pm, hope we see you there!
    (Please remember to add a link to Made From Pinterest at the end of each post you link up!)

  6. i tip my hat off to you & these delicious beauties! :)

  7. Oh my gosh – these look SO delicious! Seriously, you should hear my tummy growling right now!

  8. I didn’t think it was possible to make brownies more yummy, but you sure did it! Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week.

  9. What a BEAUTIFUL looking dessert!!!! These brownies look beautiful and absolutely DELICIOUS!!!

  10. These are gorgeous and so yummy looking!!

  11. Those are so cute! They look delicious! Thanks for linking them up at Monday Funday. Pinning to the Monday Funday board.

  12. Those look super tasty and I love the orange cherries.. but I really came for that cute little guy in the skeleton costume! Where in the world did you find him?! <3

  13. Wow..those look amazing Karyn…and delicious! I haven ever seen orange cherries before. ;)

  14. Wow, they’re so lovely!! And they look yummy too…..I love chocolate and I really appreciate your blog, great photo, I’ve just pinned your post!

  15. Oh. My. Word. These are darling! Would love to have you share them at our Super Saturday Link Party!


  16. What?! How did I not know that passion fruit flavored cherries existed?! I’m pretty sure I need them in my life immediately. These high hat brownies are so cute!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Roland Foods has 5 different colors and flavors. The passion fruit flavor wasn’t strong. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. You need to come with a warning label! Featuring these when my party opens tonight.

  18. Hi Karryn! Just popping in again to thank you so much for sharing these at Best of the Weekend – I just love them and will be featuring them tomorrow night. Hope you have a great Friday!


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