When I made these last week, I thought that I was recreating an old post with updated pictures. Instead of my original plan, I went a different way with the brownie footballs. I left out a step and took a shortcut in making these. I love shortcuts! Who doesn’t? So, when I saw the opportunity to make these super easy, I was all over it! I guess that means that I still have to recreate the original footballs for you. Darn! Come on in and I’ll show you how to make my easy version of Football Shaped Brownies! 

A last minute football fun food! Easy Football Shaped Brownie Recipe - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

 

I used a plastic cookie cutter that I found in one of those big plastic tubs of 101 cookie cutters – or some crazy amount like that. I was a little bummed at first, because I really didn’t want the lines indented. But, then I realized that I could use that to my advantage and just fill them in with white! Light bulb! 

A last minute football fun food! Easy Football Shaped Brownie Recipe - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

My original post covered the football in brown chocolate before moving onto outlining the laces in white. After I melted my brown chocolate and spread it onto one, I realized the football was pretty awesome all crumbled and brown to begin with. Just like a leather football. Geesh! Sometimes I get way too complicated for my own good. Thank God, I eventually come to my senses.

 

Here’s what you’ll need for these super fun brownie footballs:

  • 1 box of milk chocolate brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 T water
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Parchment Paper 
  • Football Cookie Cutter
  • Candy Chocolate Melts – White
  • Squeeze bottle – found in the candy aisles. You’ll put some melted chocolate in this, and create designs! Or a baggie with a small hole cut into one corner

A last minute football fun food! Easy Football Shaped Brownie Recipe - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, mix the brownie mix, oil, water, and eggs 
  • Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and pour the prepared batter in
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes
  • Once the the brownies have cooled slightly, lift the parchment paper out of the pan and place it on a work surface – you’ll want to do this in one quick motion so the brownies do not crack apart
  • Use the cookie cutter to cut out the football shapes 
  • Remove the scraps and let the kids eat them or you can enjoy a fun treat 🙂
  • In a small bowl, melt half of your bag of white chocolate melts – use the package directions for the microwave or – pop them in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and pop back in for 30 seconds, stir until smooth
  • Transfer the melted chocolate to your squeeze tube, and start adding the lace details
  • If you use a cookie cutter like I did, just fill in the lines
  • If you use a plain ole’ football shape, you’ll have to use my picture as a guide to draw your white lines
  • Let the chocolate dry and harden
  • That’s it! Enjoy!

Here’s some stuff you might need or even want for this fun food:
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