Ah, spring. The trees are blooming, the weather is starting to warm up, and the family is all together for holidays and spring break. It’s a great time to spend quality time together at the park, playing sports, and being active. Once everyone is all tired out, the family fun doesn’t have to stop! Take the fun inside and bake together! I’m not huge into baking or cooking, but my 2-year-old LOVES it, so I’m always happy when I can come up with something that is not only creative and fun for her, but super simple (and delicious) for me. These spring brownies are just that – so easy a caveman could make them, and my daughter had a blast choosing what shape to do and decorating her brownies.
Pillsbury brownie mix
2/3 cups oil
1/4 cup water
frosting of your choice
spring shaped cookie cutters
decorations (we used sixlets candy, but you can also use sprinkles or something else)
Step One: Gather your ingredients and your helpers. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
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Step Three: Prepare the brownie mix as you normally would.
Step Four: Pour the brownie batter into your foil-lined 9×13 inch pan and pop that bad boy into the oven. Proceed to lick the bowl (note: brownie batter contains raw eggs, consume at your own risk).
Step Five: Once the brownies are done, remove them from the oven and pull the foil out of the pan. Let them cool for 30 minutes.
Step Six: Take your fun cookie cutters (we used a butterfly and a tulip) and cut shapes out of your brownies. Decorate with frosting, candy, sprinkles, etc. Enjoy! We plan to serve these at our next spring BBQ. The kids love it when we serve something that they were a part of making!
Give these brownies a try and let us know what you think! Even if they don’t turn out being the most “Pinterest worthy” things you’ve ever made, they are so yummy and moist. Bonus: You get to spend quality time with your family making them.
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