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There’s only one sport my husband loves, and it’s basketball. He doesn’t give a care about football season, but this time of year it’s always about the big basketball tournament.
Delicious treats are always fun during the game, and Skittles are one of our favorites. This weekend I whipped up some Basketball Brownie Cookies topped with orange Skittles.
Over the weekend we headed to Sam’s Club to stock up on favorite things for basketball watching like cream cheese, chimichangas, and the 54 oz of Skittles, perfect for creating all kinds of fun treats.
Not only do I have a basketball themed recipe today, I also have free printables you can download to go along with them. These are perfect if you’re having a basketball party for the tournament or a basketball themed birthday party.
I was hoping to make these brownie cookies into brownie pops on a stick. Who doesn’t love to eat something on a stick? But, they would not cooperate. So instead, we have brownie cookies, still chocolaty, fudgy, and delicious! Apart from that, these are so easy to make. They’re actually a combination of brownie mix and cake mix for a SLAM DUNK treat.
I wanted a thicker batter than regular brownies, so they wouldn’t fall apart when I cut them out. To help thicken the batter up, I added 1/2 cup of chocolate cake mix. I also wanted thinner brownies, so instead of putting them in a normal 13 x 9 pan, I used a deep cookie sheet. Make sure you spray the cookie sheet with non stick spray like olive oil or canola spray so you can get those brownies out of there.
One of my favorite things about making brownies this way is that they cook in half the time of normal brownies. Once they were completely cool, I used a 5-inch cookie cutter to make brownie circles all around the pan. Then I transferred the brownies to parchment paper and got to work turning them into basketballs.
After sorting out a ton of orange Skittles, I heated up some chocolate almond bark in a freezer bag in the microwave. Then, I snipped off the corner and glued the Skittles in place with it.
It can be a little tricky to make basketball lines out of candy. I had my lovely teenage daughter helping me get it right. After we had added all the Skittles, I let them sit to completely dry before packaging them up into cellophane bags with our cute little printables.
A fun little treat for your basketball tournament watching party.
20 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 1 box Brownie Mix
- 1/2 cup of Chocolate Cake Mix
- 2/3 cup oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine all ingredients and stir together until dry ingredients are wet.
- Spray a 1-inch deep cookie sheet with nonstick spray like canola oil.
- Pour batter into cookie sheet and spread out completely.
- Bake 15-16 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool completely using a 5-inch cookie cutter to cut circles out of brownies.
- Heat up 2-3 squares of almond bark in a ziplock freezer bag.
- Snip off the end and using the chocolate, glue orange Skittles into a basketball pattern.
With these delicious brownie cookies you can Dunk the rainbow and Taste the rainbow all at the same time.