Monday, February 1, 2010

Super Bowl Football Brownies

So who's ready for some football?!  I am a huge PEYTON fan and my husband is a huge Saints fan so we can't wait for this years super bowl!  I won't be disappointed if the Saints win, I think it's pretty neat that this is their first time ever at a super bowl. 

In honor of the super bowl, I thought I would post a "Super Bowl" recipe for each day of the week.  I tried to find healthy recipes to insure that we all keep on track, however there are a few that aren't so healthy friendly.  I haven't been able to make and taste these recipes yet, however they all had great reviews.

This first recipe is not a healthy recipe, but it's simple and oh so cute!  It's a basic box recipe and the frosting is from a tub. I found a whole set of football cookie cutters at Michaels for about $5.  If you don't have a football shaped cookie cutter, you can cut both the top and bottom lids from a tuna can, and bend the open-ended can into a football shape. Or make a paper cutout, and cut the brownies around the shape. Be sure to cut your brownies with a plastic knife, it provides a smooth, clean cut and doesn't tear the edges.  I think I'll be making an extra batch of these and sending them to work for my husband and co-workers.

Prep Time: 30 min

Total Time: 2 hours 0 min
Makes: 12 brownies 

1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
3 eggs
Football-shaped cookie cutter, 3 1/2x2 inches
1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
Betty Crocker® white decorating icing (from 4.25-oz tube)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, letting foil hang 2 inches over short ends of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray.
2. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, chocolate syrup, oil, water and eggs until well blended. Spread in pan.
3. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4. Using foil to lift, remove brownies from pan. With football-shaped cookie cutter, cut brownies into football shapes. Spread frosting on brownies. Pipe on decorating icing to look like football laces.

1 Frosted Brownie: Calories 420 (Calories from Fat 140); Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 2 1/2g); Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 300mg; Total Carbohydrate 67g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 50g); Protein 3g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 15% Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 4 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not a football fan, but those brownies are soo cute!