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!
Servings 9 -12
- 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.
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