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If you’re throwing a Super Bowl or football party, you need to know how to make Football Brownies! This easy recipe uses a homemade brownie mix recipe and is topped with an easy football decoration. These are touchdown brownies without a cookie cutter and everyone will love them.

brownies iced like footballs flat on green plate

Fun and Easy Football Brownies

There are two times a year I make football themed treats: in August, for my husband’s Fantasy Football Draft, and in January, for the Super Bowl. The big game is in less than two weeks, so the food football planning is running high in my house. (Mainly for the blog, Mel doesn’t allow us to watch the game with him, lol.)

I don’t love watching football (or any sports, really) but I do love football food. Football food is pizza and punch, cheesy dip and peanut butter dip…and football themed desserts!

Stupid Easy Homemade Football Brownies are for anyone who wants something that’s so simple it’s foolproof, yet cute and festive. Plus, if you’ve ever wondered how to make football brownies without a cookie cutter…this is your resource.

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How to make Football Brownies

  • To turn these into touchdown brownies, cut the brownies into squares. Or use a football shaped cookie cutter.
  • Then add laces to the cut squares using vanilla frosting or white chocolate.
stack of brownies decorated like footballs

Expert Tips

  1. You can use my brownie recipe or use your favorite, or use a box. If you’re using a box mix, just bake the brownies according to the box directions.
  2. If you want to be all fancy, you can use a football shaped cookie cutter. But I’m lazy and boring, so I like to just cut them in squares!
  3. Once they’re frosted, the frosting will semi-harden so stack them carefully.
  4. Serve them on top of a bed of green sprinkles for a cute football themed display.


How do you make football brownies without a cookie cutter?

Just cut squares of brownies and add the laces – they’ll still look like footballs!

Can you freeze brownies?

Make these ahead by freezing them with or without the decorations. Freeze in an airtight container in a single layer if frosted.

brownies iced like footballs flat on green plate

Easy Homemade Football Brownies

5 from 3 votes
Homemade Football Brownies are the easiest way to celebrate the Super Bowl! Use homemade brownie mix and easy frosting to make a delicious football treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 24 brownies
Serving Size 1 brownie


  • 3 cups homemade brownie mix
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil liquid coconut oil, or melted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup vanilla frosting
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Stir together brownie mix, oil, eggs, vanilla, and water. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake brownies for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean 2-inches from the edge of the pan. Cool completely.
  • Remove from pan and cut brownies into squares3. Place frosting in a sandwich bag and cut off the tip of one corner. Pipe the laces onto the brownies.
  • Store loosely covered for up to 3 days.

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Recipe Notes

  • Substitute one box brownies and make them according to the box directions.
  • Substitute a can of prepared vanilla frosting.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Use your favorite brownie mix or recipe to make Football Brownies – the easiest game day dessert you’ll ever make – and so good.

Dorothy Kern

Welcome to Crazy for Crust, where I share recipes that are sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of life.

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