OK, this is a winner.

I hosted a belated Halloween potluck on Saturday night and wanted to make some kind of festive dessert. After doing some browsing through Martha Stewart’s Halloween treat ideas (obviously), I settled for these, but substituted Skor bits for the nonpareils (because what are those and where do you buy them, and also because Skor bits).


Here’s what I used:

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 package of Skor bits (by Hershey’s Chipits)


Here’s what I did:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  2. Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl until soft and fluffy.
  3. Place chocolate and butter in a heat-proof bowl and and melt over a pot of simmering water. Once fully melted, add to sugar and eggs and stir until fully mixed in.
  4. Add vanilla, then flour and salt and mix thoroughly to combine.
  5. Pour batter into pan and bake for about 35 minutes. You want the brownies to be slightly undercooked so that the batter is moldable.
  6. Let brownies cool and then carefully trim off the crusty bits along the top and edges. Take a heaping spoonful of batter and roll it into a ball with clean hands. Repeat until you have used up all of the batter.
  7. Spread the Skor bits out in a cookie sheet and roll each ball in them until they are covered.
  8. Optional: stick a wooden dowel or lollipop stick into each ball and voilà, you have brownie batter pops!

Stay hungry,