I failed. I don't know what the heck I did, but they weren't very tasty. I even used the box mix so it wasn't that it was my recipe. The icing I used wasn't very fluffy after it sat for a few minutes. Plus, when a friend dropped a Christmas present off, Parker ate half of them.
What I did end up taking to the party was a recipe I got from my mom. It was a huge hit and so easy to make. I bet you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now. (I also brought the cupcake poppers that survived.)
Triple Layer Chocolate Brownie Dish
Make brownie according to box. Make pudding according to the box. Mix in cool whip. Place in the fridge until brownies are done. When brownies are done baking, let cool, then cut into tiny pieces. (it might be easier to use your hands to tear it apart.) Layer 1/3 of brownies in bottom of a medium bowl. Top with 1/3 pudding mixture and a layer of chocolate chips. Repeat twice more with remaining brownies, pudding and chocolate chips.