Turn a store bought brownie mix into the coolest Day of the Dead dessert. It’s so easy to create these Sugar Skull Brownies using a cookie stamp. These desserts are perfect for a Halloween Party too.
You are going to love how easy it is to make these decadent Sugar Skull Brownies for your Day of the Dead event or Halloween party.
We are hosting a Day of the Dead party for Halloween this year, and I’ve only shared one of the projects we are using for the party. That is mostly because I did all of my Halloween blog posts several weeks ago, as I’m too busy getting ready for the party to stop and take pictures to make step-by-step tutorials. Plus, we are making most of the food for the party this week.
These brownies were made the same day I made the Halloween Cheesecake with Flying Bats. I had some extra brownie and I tried cutting them with my new Sweet Spirit Cookie Stamps from Fred and Friends. I just love these cookie stamps and cutter.
I was so excited about how much detail showed up on my brownies, especially when I sprinkled on some powdered sugar, that I baked another batch to make more of these sugar skulls. These will be served alongside lots of cookies we have made using the same cutter.
Sugar Skull Brownies
1 large brownie mix (fits into a 9×13 pan) plus the listed ingredients or your favorite recipe
12 x 18 inch half size baking sheet
non-stick tin foil or parchment paper
sifter or powdered sugar duster
Fred Sweet Spirits Cookie Stamp (sugar skull cutter)
Make the brownie mix according to the package instructions. Line the 12 x 18 baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper. Pour batter in pan. Spread into an even thin layer.
Bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes until the edges are set. Allow to cool completely.
Remove brownie from pan and peel off foil. Set on a cutting board.
Dust with powdered sugar.
Cut using the sugar skull shaped cutter. Tap cutter on counter and allow the brownie to pop out. If it doesn’t fall out, put the tip of a knife into the mold to help it out.
Press the Sweet Spirit Cookie Stamp onto the back side of the brownie skulls leaving an imprint on each sweet treat.
That’s it. These are so easy to make, but really look cool. I was so happy to find something so quick and simple to add to our display of desserts for Dia de los Muertos. There’s only a few days until our party on November 2nd and we still have more fun food to make.
I made these a few weeks ago, put them in a zip top bag and froze them. You can bake them and keep them in an airtight container on your counter for a few days, so you still have time to make these for your party.
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