Mummy Brownie Bites: Halloween Recipe

by Heather

What do you think about when you hear the word MUMMY? I think of movies, my dad, and finally… Halloween desserts.

I’ve always been intrigued by mummies. It likely started when I studied Egyptian history in college and “The Mummy” films with Brendan Fraser definitely helped. But most notably, I remember when my dad dressed up as a mummy for Halloween one year. Since then, anytime I see them in a movie, I am all in. In celebration of the start of Spooky Season, we are excited to share our Mummy Brownie Bites recipe with you today. BUT FIRST, let’s take a look at famous mummies in cinematic history!

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From Imhotep to Imhotep: Famous Mummies in Cinematic History

Mummies have long been a source of fascination and intrigue in both archaeology and popular culture. From ancient Egypt’s well-preserved pharaohs to the spooky curses that supposedly follow them, mummies have made their mark on the big screen in a big way. In this blog post, we’ll take a journey through cinematic history to explore some of the most famous mummies ever to grace the silver screen. From the classic Universal Monster movies of the 1930s to modern interpretations of mummy lore, we’ll unearth the stories behind these iconic cinematic mummies.

1. Imhotep – “The Mummy” (1932) 
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Our journey into the world of cinematic mummies begins with the 1932 classic “The Mummy,” starring Boris Karloff as Imhotep. This film, directed by Karl Freund, set the stage for mummy movies to come. Imhotep is an ancient Egyptian priest who is mummified alive for trying to resurrect his forbidden love, Princess Anck-su-Namun. He returns as a walking corpse, determined to reunite with his lost love.

“The Mummy” not only introduced audiences to the idea of a reanimated mummy but also established the trope of the cursed mummy and the archaeologists who accidentally awaken it. The film’s success led to multiple sequels and a lasting legacy in horror cinema.

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2. Kharis – “The Mummy’s Hand” (1940) and Sequels 
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In the 1940s, Universal Pictures continued to capitalize on the mummy’s cinematic appeal with “The Mummy’s Hand” and its sequels. Kharis, played by Tom Tyler and later Lon Chaney Jr., became the studio’s mummy icon. Similar to Imhotep, Kharis is brought back to life and tasked with protecting the reincarnation of his beloved princess.

These films introduced the idea of a mummy controlled by a nefarious high priest, adding a layer of intrigue and horror to the franchise. Although they may not be as well-remembered as the original “Mummy,” the Kharis films contributed to the enduring popularity of mummy-themed movies.

Princess Ahmanet From The Mummy

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3. Princess Ahmanet – “The Mummy” (2017)
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In 2017, Universal Pictures attempted to revive its mummy franchise with a new twist. “The Mummy,” starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella as Princess Ahmanet, took a more action-oriented approach to the classic mummy tale. This time, the mummy is a female princess who makes a pact with the god Set to gain power but is mummified as punishment.

Princess Ahmanet is a formidable antagonist, using supernatural abilities and her quest for ultimate power to create chaos. While the film received mixed reviews, it marked a departure from the traditional horror of mummy movies, focusing more on action and adventure.

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4. Bubba Ho-Tep – “Bubba Ho-Tep” (2002)
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Not all mummies in cinema are ancient Egyptian royalty. In “Bubba Ho-Tep,” directed by Don Coscarelli, we meet a very different kind of mummy. Elvis Presley, played by Bruce Campbell, resides in a nursing home, where he encounters an ancient mummy who has been reanimated and is feasting on the souls of the elderly.

This quirky and darkly comedic film takes the mummy genre in a unique direction, blending horror, humor, and Elvis impersonation. “Bubba Ho-Tep” is a cult classic that offers a fresh perspective on the mummy mythos.

Imhotep in The Mummy

Photo Courtesy of Universal Pictures

5. The Mummy Returns – “The Mummy” (1999) and Sequels
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Brendan Fraser took on the role of adventurer Rick O’Connell in the 1999 film “The Mummy” and its sequels, “The Mummy Returns” (2001) and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” (2008). These films brought mummies into the realm of modern action-adventure.

The mummy in this series, Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo), is resurrected once again, this time seeking to unleash a curse and take over the world. These films are known for their blend of action, humor, and supernatural elements, making them popular among a wide audience.

6. Ahmanet’s Curse – “The Mummy” (2017)
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While the 2017 “Mummy” reboot may not have been universally praised, it did introduce an intriguing concept: Ahmanet’s curse. This curse, which is central to the film’s plot, gives the mummy the ability to control and manipulate various elements, including sand and insects.

Ahmanet’s curse adds a new layer of terror and mystique to the character, making her a formidable foe for the film’s protagonists. While the movie itself may have its critics, the concept of the curse showcases the evolving nature of mummy lore in cinema.

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Cinematic history is filled with a wide range of mummies, from the iconic Imhotep of the 1930s to the action-packed adventures of Rick O’Connell in the early 2000s. Mummies have been reimagined and reinvigorated for new generations, taking on various forms and personalities along the way.

Whether they are cursed pharaohs seeking revenge or unlikely heroes battling the forces of evil, mummies continue to capture our imaginations on the big screen. The enduring appeal of these ancient, enigmatic figures is a testament to their ability to transcend time and culture, making mummy movies a genre that will likely continue to enthrall audiences for years to come. So, the next time you unwrap a mummy-themed movie, remember the rich cinematic history behind these iconic undead creatures.

If you plan on watching mummy movies as part of your Halloween Spooky Season celebrations, we have a fun dessert to add to the festivities. Check out our Mummy Brownie Bite recipe below!

Before we get to the full recipe details, be sure to check out our Hocus Pocus Pinwheel CookiesPretzel Spider Webs, Mummy Jalapeño Poppers, Ghost Rice Krispie Treats, Ghosts in the Graveyard, Poison Apple Jell-O Shots, Keto Pumpkin Chaffles, Pumpkin Dip, Jack Skellington Pinwheel Cookies and Werewolf Pretzel Squares.

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Mummy Brownie Bites

Mummy Brownie Bites

MUMMY BROWNIE BITES ~ WHAT YOU NEED 

Brownie Bites

White Chocolate Chips

Candy Eyes

  1. Empty a bag of White Chocolate chips into a microwave -safe bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Start at 30 seconds and 50% power level. Continue in 15 second intervals.
  3. Spoon the melted white chocolate into a plastic bag and cut a slight bit off one corner
  4. Pipe white chocolate back and forth across the brownie bites to create mummy effect
  5. Place two candy eyes near the top, then pipe a circle of white chocolate around them
  6. Eat

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Mummy Brownie Bites

Mummy Brownie Bite

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • Brownie Bites
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Candy Eyes

Instructions

  1. Empty a bag of White Chocolate chips into a microwave -safe bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Start at 30 seconds and 50% power level. Continue in 15 second intervals.
  3. Spoon the melted white chocolate into a plastic bag and cut a slight bit off one corner
  4. Pipe white chocolate back and forth across the brownie bites to create mummy effect
  5. Place two candy eyes near the top, then pipe a circle of white chocolate around them

What I love most about our Mummy Brownie Bite recipe is that it is semi-homemade and perfect for a classroom party, last minute gathering, or Friday family movie night. Mummy Brownie, where could you go wrong? Who will you be making our Mummy Brownie Bites for this Halloween season?

Be sure to check out our Hocus Pocus Pinwheel CookiesPretzel Spider Webs, Mummy Jalapeño Poppers, Ghost Rice Krispie Treats, Ghosts in the Graveyard, Poison Apple Jell-O Shots, Keto Pumpkin Chaffles, Pumpkin Dip, Jack Skellington Pinwheel Cookies and Werewolf Pretzel Squares.

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2 comments

Debbie S. October 2, 2023 - 2:48 pm
I could make these with my little granddaughter. So cute, but oh so scary too.
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Terri Quick October 2, 2023 - 4:47 pm
These are so cute
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