Fill these 3-layer Football Piñata Brownies with your favorite candy. These chocolate cookies are easy to make using a brownie mix and they are a fun game day dessert.
If you serve fun food when you host friends to watch a football game, these Football Pinata Brownies will be a great addition to your menu.
Each football is comprised of three thin football-shaped brownies that are decorated and held together using frosting.
When hungry football fans break open or bite into one of these football brownies, they'll be surprised to find candy hiding inside.
Although these footballs look elaborate, they are super simple to make.
You start by mixing up a Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix with the enclosed Hershey's Syrup packet, melted butter, egg, and water.
Football Pinata Cookies Recipe
Football-shaped brownie cookies stacked together using frosting are filled with candy, then are decorated with frosting football laces.
- 1 box (18 oz.) Betty Crocker™ Ultimate Fudge Supreme™ brownie mix with Hershey's® Fudge
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 can Betty Crocker™ decorating cupcake icing
- ⅓ cup mini candies
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Line an 18x13x1-inch baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper sprayed with baking spray.
Mix together the Betty Crocker™ Supreme Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix, Hershey's Syrup packet, melted butter, egg and water.
Spread batter in a thin even layer in the baking pan and bake for 24-28 minutes, until the brownie looks set around the edges.
Remove pan from the oven and allow brownies to cool for 15 minutes on the pan.
Flip the pan over, placing brownies on a cutting board. Peel off the aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Use a 4-inch football-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 15 brownies, then use a 2 ¼ to 2 ½-inch oval cookie cutter to cut holes out of 5 of the brownies.
Pipe a thin band of icing over the backside of one of the brownies with the holes. Set it on a solid brownie.
Fill the hole with candies.
Pipe a thin band of icing around the top edge of the brownie with the hole. Set a whole brownie on top. Repeat.
Use the cake icing to decorate the football brownies with laces down the center and stripes on either end.
Store your football-shaped cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
If you want more tailgating or homegating party ideas for the college football season,
be sure to check out my Football Party Food ideas.