Touchdown Brownies

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Regardless of whether you’re a Patriots or Falcons fan, there’s a good chance you’ll be watching the big game. Although I love football and am a diehard Vikings fan, I usually feel pretty “meh” about the Super Bowl. To be honest, I get more excited about the food, commercials, and halftime show then the actual game. Since I consider dessert to be the best part of any meal, I know it’s important not to forget about sweet treats come game day!

With two posts in one week, the Sweet Precision Kitchen is back up and running in 2017! I had to share this recipe with you, because it’s SO easy and absolutely perfect for a Super Bowl party. So let’s have a quick chat about these brownies. When thinking about brownies you have one thing to consider. Are you the type of person that enjoys cake-like or fudge-like brownies? One reason I enjoy this recipe is because it meets somewhere in the middle between the two extremes. I also love it because it comes together in less than 45 minutes. You can even use boxed brownie mix to cut down on the time—there’s no shame in that!

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Touchdown Brownies Recipe
Adapted from Betty Crocker

Brownie Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Frosting Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 container white decorating icing

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the center. Generously grease and flour an 8×8 inch pan.

In a medium bowl, mix together 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in dry ingredients. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.

To make frosting, melt butter in a glass bowl in the microwave. Combine 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar.

When brownies are cool, cut into football shapes with a football-shaped cookie cutter. Spread frosting on brownies. Pipe on decorating icing to look like football laces.

Heather’s Helpful Hints
It’s important that you don’t over-mix your batter. To help with this, make sure you beat your eggs before adding them to the mixture. This way they will combine easily with butter and sugar without requiring you to mix more than needed.

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10 thoughts on “Touchdown Brownies

  1. Hello Heather, I love brownies especially fudge-y ones so I have no doubt that I would like these meet-in-the-middle prettily decorated ones. A couple of years ago I had no idea what the Super Bowl was but now I do. Oh, the power of blogging and the internet. I hope you had a good Super Bowl Sunday.

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  2. These are adorable Heather, perfect for Super Bowl Sunday! I noticed you adapted the recipe from Betty Crocker; the recipe I use to make my middle son’s Chocolate Dirt Cake every year for his birthday (he’s 28 lol!) is her Cocoa Fudge Cake, so I know without tasting that your Touchdown Brownies are absolutely delicious and moist! Oh I love my Betty Crocker cookbook, the original I might add from 1977 (which I remember we talked about before a long while ago!) :-) Like you, when I used to watch the Super Bowl, I preferred the half time show to anything else! Have a wonderful weekend my friend, hope you get a lovely walk in :-) xoxo

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    • I will have to look up the recipe for Chocolate Dirt Cake in my Betty Crocker cookbook! I love reading the tips on housekeeping and hosting in that book. Speaking of birthday cakes, my mom always makes me a strawberry birthday cake when we are together for my birthday. It was my favorite cake growing up, and I’ll usually make it if we’re not together! Hope you get the sunshine that you are hoping for this weekend Sherri. I’m thrilled that the high will be 60 degrees tomorrow- perfect for a springtime walk!

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