5 from 1 vote
Sugar Skull Brownies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
36 mins

Brownies cut into skull shapes are imprinted using a Sweet Spirits Cookie Stamp and are dusted with powdered sugar to be served for the Day of the Dead or a Halloween party. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Day of the Dead Dessert, sugar skull brownie
Servings: 16
Calories: 97 kcal
Author: Beth
  • 1 box (18.4 ounce) Pillsbury brownie mix*
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  2. Pour brownie mix into large mixing bowl.

  3. Add oil, water, and eggs and stir until well combined (about 40 strokes). 

  4. Line a 12 x 18 (or a 13 x 18) inch baking sheet with non-stick tin foil. Or spray the pan with non-stick baking spray and line with two sheets of overlapping parchment paper. 

  5. Pour brownie batter into the pan and spread into a thin layer using a spatula. 

  6. Bake for 16-20 minutes until the edges of the brownie feel firm to the touch and the surface no longer looks wet. 

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. 

  8. Flip out onto a cutting board and peel off the tin foil. 

  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

  10. Cut out using skull shaped cutter then press the stamp into the brownie and peel it off carefully. 

Recipe Notes

* The ingredients listed are for the Pillsbury Family Size Fudge Brownie. If you use a different family size (bakes in a 9 X 13 inch pan) brownie mix be sure to use the ingredients listed on the box.