Last weekend, it was our turn to host the Aggie Wagon tailgate. I decided to make these Football Brownie Bites, in addition to my Texas A&M Aggie Football Cookies.
These brownies were so easy and they transported really well on the three-hour drive to College Station. I was able to make them early in the week and store them in an airtight container, so they were still fresh when I set them out to serve at the tailgate. Food that’s easy to make ahead and still tastes fresh is the best kind of tailgate food, don’t you think?
More on our tailgate and what all we served later this week. For now, go home and make these brownies right now, even if you don’t have time to turn them into cute little football shapes. I’m sure they’ll taste just as good in square form.
Football Brownie Bites
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
1 c butter
6 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
1 c canned vanilla frosting (I used Wilton cookie frosting, thickened with powdered sugar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a lip with foil, extending it over the edges of the pan. Grease the pan and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and unsweetened chocolate on low until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in the sugar, then the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition with a wooden spoon. Add the vanilla and mix well.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking soda, and gradually stir it into the chocolate mixture. It will be really thick at this point. Stir in the chocolate chips until just combined.
Spread the mixture onto the greased baking sheet and bake for about 18-20 minutes. Check with a toothpick in the center to confirm the brownies are fully cooked. Allow to cool completely.
Lift the foil edges to remove the brownies from the pan. Use a football-shaped cookie cutter to cut the brownies out of the pan. Pipe vanilla frosting onto each brownie as shown to make them look like footballs.
What’s your favorite dessert to bring to a tailgate?