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Sweet Summer Barbecue Endings

June 30, 2009
Family Features

Stars and Stripes Brownies

Makes 24 brownies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

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Start to Finish: 2 hours

1 box Betty Crocker Original Supreme brownie mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box

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Deliver a sweet ending to the perfect barbecue. With a few ingredients, such as sprinkles, marshmallows and nuts, you can add your own twist to brownies and transform them into a customized confection. Not only are they easy to make ahead of time, but a pan of brownies is easy to carry to the festive affair, requiring only one dish from baking to the barbecue. With no utensils necessary, they score huge "brownie points" with adults and kids alike.

1 container (12 ounces) whipped fluffy white frosting

1 tube (0.68 ounce) red decorating gel

1 tube (0.68 ounce) blue decorating gel

1 tube (0.68 ounce) white decorator icing

Decorating Decors stars

1.Heat oven to 3508F. Line 13 x 9-inch pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. Make and bake brownies as directed on box for 13 x 9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

2.Remove brownies from pan by lifting foil; peel foil from sides of brownies. Continue as desired with options below.

Flag Brownies: Frost brownies. Using red decorating gel, pipe stripes onto frosted brownie. Add decors in upper left corner of brownie.

Fire Cracker Brownies: Using 1-inch round cookie cutter, cut out brownie rounds. Stack 2 brownie rounds together, spreading frosting between rounds and on top. Garnish with decors.

Star Brownies: Using 2 1/2-inch, star-shaped cookie cutter, cut brownies. Place frosting in resealable food-storage bag; cut off one bottom corner of bag. Pipe frosting on star-shaped brownies. Sprinkle with decors.

All materials courtesy of: Betty Crocker



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