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Football Pinata Brownies

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 5

Three layers of football-shaped brownies stacked together that, when broken open, reveal candy hiding inside. ...MORE+ LESS-

Hungry Happenings Hungry Happenings
January 11, 2015

Ingredients

1
box (18 oz.) Betty Crocker™ Ultimate Fudge Supreme™ brownie mix with Hershey's®
1/4 cup butter, melted
1
egg
1/3
cup water
1
can Betty Crocker™ decorating cupcake icing
1/3
cup mini candies

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • 2
    Line an 18x13x1-inch baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper sprayed with baking spray.
  • 3
    Mix together the Betty Crocker™ Supreme Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix, Hershey's Syrup packet, melted butter, egg and water.
  • 4
    Spread batter in a thin even layer in the baking pan and bake for 24-28 minutes, until the brownie looks set around the edges.
  • 5
    Remove pan from the oven and allow brownies to cool for 15 minutes on the pan.
  • 6
    Flip the pan over, placing brownies on a cutting board. Peel off the aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • 7
    Use a 4-inch football-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 15 brownies, then use a 2 1/4 to 2 1/2-inch oval cookie cutter to cut holes out of 5 of the brownies.
  • 8
    Pipe a thin band of icing over the backside of one of the brownies with the holes. Set it on a solid brownie. Fill the hole with candies. Pipe a thin band of icing around the top edge of the brownie with the hole. Set a whole brownie on top. Repeat.
  • 9
    Use the cake icing to decorate the football brownies with laces down the center and stripes on either end.

Expert Tips

  • If you want your brownie footballs to be attached more securely, use Betty Crocker™ Cookie Icing or royal icing instead of the cake icing.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
860
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
500mg
21%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
134g
45%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
36g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 7 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
9
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • 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.

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