These football-shaped piñata brownies will be the star player on your game day menu.
I bet when you have friends over to watch football, you serve plenty of fun food. These Football Piñata Brownies will be a great addition to your menu! Each football is comprised of three thin football shaped brownies that are held together and decorated with Betty Crocker Cake Icing.
When your friends break open or bite into the brownie, they'll be surprised to find candy hiding inside! No matter whether your team wins or loses, you'll receive plenty of cheers for sharing these fun brownies at your party.
Although these footballs look elaborate, they're super simple to make. You start by mixing up a Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix with its Hershey's Syrup packet, melted butter, egg and water.
Then you spread the batter in a thin, even layer on a baking pan lined with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper.
You want these brownies to be somewhat crunchy, like a cookie, so bake them for 24-28 minutes until the brownie looks set around the edges. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
Flip the pan over, placing the brownie on a cutting board, and peel off the aluminum foil or parchment paper. Then use a 4-inch football-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 15 brownies. They'll be quite crunchy around the edges, so be careful not to crack them when removing them from the cutter. I suggest you set the brownie on the cutting board and press down on the brownie with one hand while pulling up on the cookie cutter with the other hand.
Use a 2 1/4 to 2 1/2-inch oval cookie cutter to cut holes out of 5 of the brownies. You'll have lots of brownie scraps to enjoy!
Open the can of Betty Crocker Cake Icing and attach the round tip. Pipe a thin band of icing over the backside of each of the brownies with the holes. Then set them frosting side-down on a whole brownie. Fill the holes with candy. Pipe a thin band of icing around the top edge of the brownies with the holes and cover them with a whole brownie.
Pipe on the laces using the round tip, then remove that tip and attach the flat tip. Use it to pipe on the stripes on either side of the football.
If you want your brownies to be more securely attached, you can use royal icing or Betty Crocker Cookie icing instead of the Cake Icing. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Beth happily spends her days creating fun food and handmade chocolate and enjoys sharing step-by-step tutorials with her readers on her blog Hungry Happenings. Be sure to check out her profile to see all the other festive foods she's made for Tablespoon.com.