Football Brownies (made using my Nutella Brownies!)
As I mentioned on Monday, I recently teamed up with my friend Kate from The Everyday Hostess to style a fun little tailgating spread. I may be new to the art of tailgating, but I’m pretty sure that I’ve already figured out the two biggest assets of any great tailgate: food and drinks.
So when Kate suggested I turn my award winning (I consider exclamations of delight to be awards) Nutella brownies into a delicious little game day treat, I was like “so much yes!!!!” And, btw, when it comes to creating a super fun party spread, nobody does it better than my friend Kate!
Kate’s biggest tip for creating a winning gameday spread was definitely to load up on the food like it’s nobody’s business. And, as y’all all know: I am SO all about that life. Hot dogs and puppy chow and spiced crackers and flavored popcorn and desserts galore. Emphasis on galore. And guess what was first to go?
These Nutella brownies are one of my all-time favorite brownie recipes. I've made them multiple times out in Colorado and they're always a huge hit. Obviously, nothing would be better for a gameday spread than the best ooey-gooey chocolatey goodness brownies!
1 cup of butter
2 1/4 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of Nutella
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
10 ounce package of chocolate chips
Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F and greasing a medium-sized baking dish.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter completely and then stir in the sugar. Allow the mixture to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, but do not allow the mixture to boil.
After a minute or two, remove the sugar mixture from the heat, pour it into a large mixing bowl, and stir in the Nutella until well-combined.
Add the cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Stir until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together and then stir in the flour and chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the brownie sheet comes out clean.
Allow the brownie sheet to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before cutting the brownies into squares.
To Make the Brownies Gameday-Ready:
Using white food gel, draw a long slightly-curved line on each brownie square. The line should take up almost the entire diagonal of the brownie.
To replicate the cross stitches, draw three or four short lines perpendicular to the longer line. Take a bite and enjoy!