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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 9

Do you believe in rainbows? Then you'll believe in these brownies too. Full of color and sunshine and happiness! MORE + LESS -

TBSP Kari
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Ultimate Fudge brownie mix , baked in an 8x8 pan
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup heavy cream
3
cups powdered sugar
OR replace butter, cream, sugar with 1 tub of Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Food coloring gel

Steps

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  • 1
    Bake and cool brownies as directed for an 8x8 pan.
  • 2
    Alternately add the cream and powdered sugar to the butter and beat until smooth. If it is too thick, add more cream; if it is too thin add more sugar.
  • 3
    Divide the frosting equally into a cup for each color.
  • 4
    Add a few drops of food coloring at a time to each cup until desired shade is reached.
  • 5
    Transfer each color of frosting to separate plastic bags. Snip off a corner of the first bag and pipe stripes onto the brownies. Repeat with other colors.
  • 6
    Use a pastry scraper or flat spatula to smooth out the frosting. Be very careful not to do this too much or colors will blend. Wipe the scraper after every swipe. You might want to touch it up a little at the end, piping any frosting in where there are patches, and carefully smoothing them over.

Expert Tips

  • For even easier frosting, start with 1 tub of Betty Crocker™ vanilla frosting (and omit the butter, cream, and powdered sugar).
  • Time does not include baking the brownies.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
89g
30%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
73g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
6
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Rainbows are forever. But not on these beautiful brownies. Make them and see how fast they disappear!

    Nobody’s too old for a good old-fashioned rainbow. You might outgrow your old princess dresses and Lisa Frank may have lost her charm, but rainbows are forever.

    These brownies are super easy and quick to make, but they are totally impressive and such a feast for the eyeballs. Use a Betty Crocker brownie mix to get a jump start so you can get on to the fun part -- the frosting, which really is the star of this show.

    You could make your own frosting, or you can zip through that part by just using a tub of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting -- and start coloring away!

    Use gel food coloring to get more vibrant colors. I always divide the frosting into paper cups  for each color. Just use a couple drops of food coloring at a time and stir until the desired shade is reached.

    Plop each color in separate plastic Ziploc bags.

    Snip the tip off of each bag and pipe stripes of frosting onto your brownies.

    Now, since that looks kind of like a family of psychedelic worms, we need too smooth it out. Use a pastry scraper or flat spatula to carefully flatten the colorful worms.

    And there you have it. Beauty.

    Come on. Doesn't that just bring back the best of everything?

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