Thick and fudgy giant brownie shaped and decorated as a football for your superbowl party!
As I’ve joked before, football isn’t really a thing at my house. But I don’t let that stop me from eating party food! Although I’ve seen lots of bite size football brownies covering Pinterest, I didn’t see a giant version. I’m all about the bite-sized cuties, but sometimes we may not have time to cut and decorate dozens of footballs.
This football is so easy to trim and shape. It could definitely be done free hand, but I did draw out the oval first on a piece of wax paper to use as a template. My husband, the master artist, wasn’t home, but I had a lot of “help” from the kids to make sure my football shape was just right. If we kept trimming to their satisfaction, all that would be left is one of those bite-sized versions. We made quick work of those trimmings 😉
I’ve made my favorite brownie recipe extra thick and fudgy. Double chocolate too! This football is easily sliced into rectangles. So simple, but makes a nice centerpiece for your super bowl party. Speaking of party planning, I was thinking of what to display the brownie on for pictures. My daughter suggested one of the inserts on our game table – what a cute backdrop it instantly made! I love anything that can be double purposed for a party.
I sliced this into rectangles, serves approximately 24 – depending on how ravenous the crowd is! ( if you’re at my house – approximately 6)
- 1 and ¼ Cups (10 Ounces) Unsalted Butter
- 2 and ½ Cups Sugar
- 1 and ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
- 5 Large Eggs, Room Temperature
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 and ¼ Cups (5 Ounces) White Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper, leaving a few inches overhang on two sides.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and sugar together. Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit - approximately 15 minutes. Add the cocoa powder to the butter mix.
- In a small bowl beat the 5 eggs and vanilla extract. Add the eggs in, beating quickly until well combined.
- In a small bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Gently stir into the batter. Add in the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and level it out. Place pan on a cookie sheet (this helps with even baking) Bake for 33-38 minutes or until the middle is set, and moist crumbs but not raw batter comes out on a toothpick inserted in the middle.
- Place pan on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely. Loosen brownies around edges with a sharp knife. Remove brownies from pan using the parchment overhang. Trim the brownie rectangle into an oval or football shape.
- In a small bowl stir the confectioners sugar and milk until smooth. Place frosting in a ziploc bag and cut off the corner. Decorate the brownie as shown.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.