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4th of July Brownies

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Add a little sparkle to your summer festivities with this easy 4th of July Brownies recipe! Get ready to transform a basic box of brownies into a red, white and blue dessert that’ll jazz up any party. With the help of Betty Crocker™ Fudge Brownie Mix and a few other key ingredients, you've got a no-fail dessert that looks almost too good to eat. Get creative with different icings and gels to create fun designs like stars, flags and even firecrackers. Don’t forget the sprinkles for some extra-yummy, extra-festive 4th of July Brownies!
Updated Jun 14, 2023
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
  • 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
  • 1 tube Betty Crocker™ Red Writing Gel
  • 1 tube Betty Crocker™ Blue Writing Gel
  • Betty Crocker™ Stars Sprinkles


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-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. 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 writing gel, pipe stripes onto frosted brownie. Add stars in upper left corner of brownie. 24 brownies Firecracker Brownies: Using 1-inch round cookie cutter, cut out brownie rounds. Stack 2 brownie rounds together, spreading frosting between rounds and on top. Decorate as desired. 48 brownies 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 stars. 13 brownies

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Look for writing gels in the baking section of craft stores or grocery stores.
  • tip 2
    Be sure to line your pan with foil—this allows for effortless removal and makes cutting these 4th of July Brownies extra easy.
  • tip 3
    Plus up your dessert table even more with Red, White and Blue M&M’s® Brownies.


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