It's football season! How the heck did that happen already? I love making cute, easy football-themed recipes for games, and Snickers brownies are a perfect solution. Adding a layer of crushed Snickers into any old brownie mix takes things up a notch, and people are always amazed when you take the effort to cut food into themed shapes. Little do they know that it took maybe an extra five or ten minutes to go from “regular old brownies” to awesome football Snickers brownies!
- 1/2 of a 40-oz package of Snickers Minis
- Boxed brownie mix for a 9x13" pan along with any necessary ingredients to make the brownies
- Football-shaped cookie cutter
- White Wilton candy melts
- Freeze and crush Snickers in a food processor or strong blender.
- Mix brownie mix according to the directions.
- Fill pan with half of the brownie mix.
- Layer crushed Snickers on top of the brownie mix.
- Top Snickers with remaining brownie mix.
- Bake according to brownie mix package directions, adding approximately 10 minutes. Snickers brownies are done when fork inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Let brownies cool completely before cutting into football shapes with the cookie cutter.
- Melt Wilton candy melts in a piping bag or Ziploc bag and pipe lace shapes onto footballs. Let candy dry completely before handling brownies.
Ghirardelli triple chocolate is my favorite brownie mix. It's REALLY rich.
The key to these football Snickers brownies is to use the minis as opposed to full-size (that way you don't have to cut them) and freeze them thoroughly before blending. Otherwise they turn into a big sticky mess.
Don't over-blend. You want some nice big chunks in there.
A layer of brownie mix, a layer of Snickers, another layer of brownie mix. Easy! The Snickers minis kind of melt into the brownies so don't expect to see a big layer of Snickers after they're done cooking, but you can taste it in there.
Let them cool completely after baking before cutting them into shapes with your football cookie cutter (my cookie cutter is from Wilton – I have their big assorted cookie cutter pack and it comes in SO handy). I use a knife to gently pry the shape up.
I melt my candy melts on half power at 30 second intervals until they're the right consistency. If it's too thick it'll glop up, but if it's too thin it won't make straight lines.
Be patient with it. If you don't happen to have piping bags on hand, you can just use a Ziploc and snip off the end. Easy peasy.
Voila! Football brownies with a nice, sturdy layer of Snickers to help them hold their shape. Seriously, don't skip that bit because that's what makes them stay together and be nice and transportable to the game.
If you're looking for more game day snacks, be sure to try our football pizza, Dr Pepper sauce, bacon avocado egg rolls, Italian fried broccoli, candy popcorn, tailgating casserole and spinach artichoke dip. If you're looking for a substantial grilled meal, our teriyaki burgers are always a hit!