Go Back
Football shaped brownies on top of green M&M's.
Print Pin
5 from 8 votes

Frosted Football Brownies

Brownies decorated to look like a football using chocolate and vanilla buttercream frosting. Use your favorite brownie recipe as the base. No cookie cutter needed!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9 -12
Calories 258kcal


  • One 8x8 or 9x9 pan of brownies baked and cooled, homemade or boxed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar plus more if needed
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk divided
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted if lumpy


  • With a hand mixer, or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar. Once all powdered sugar has been added, beat in 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla. Remove a generous ¼ cup of frosting (to be used for the laces).
  • To the remaining frosting, add cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon milk. Beat on medium speed for about a minute. Add more milk if needed. The frosting should be smooth and able to hold its shape.
  • Place chocolate frosting in a piping bag fitted with a small star attachment. Place white frosting in a separate piping bag with the end snipped just enough to create your desired thickness of laces.
  • Cut the brownies into squares, and then cut off a little bit from two opposite corners to form a hexagon (or you can leave the brownies in a square).
  • Pipe the chocolate frosting in a zig-zag pattern to form a diamond shape. Pipe white laces onto the chocolate frosting.



Frosting design inspired by The Baker Chick


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.7mg