Menu

Carrot-Shaped Brownies

  • Save Recipe
Carrot-Shaped Brownies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24
  • Save
  • Print
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Email
Ready to Make?
  • Save
  • Shop
  • Share
  • Keep Screen On
An easy Easter treat that's festive and fun? You're in luck with these colorful carrot brownies! Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix forms the base, and from there, you're just a couple of steps away from a cute treat that'd tempt any bunny. Use green licorice for your carrot top and Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting tinted with Great Value™ neon orange gel food color (a shortcut from having to mix red and yellow to get just the right tone!).
Updated Jun 9, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, allowing some to hang over sides of pan. Spray bottom and sides of foil with cooking spray. Make brownie batter as directed on box. Spread in pan.
  • 2
    Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour. Freeze in pan 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Using foil to lift, remove brownies from pan, and carefully peel foil away. In small bowl, place frosting; stir in food color until blended. Spread frosting over top. For easier cutting, refrigerate 15 minutes to set frosting.
  • 4
    Cut brownies into 24 triangles as shown in diagram: Using sharp knife, cut 3 horizontal rows. Cut each row into 8 triangles so each triangle has a 2-inch wide base, cleaning knife with paper towel after each cut. Set aside end pieces for snacking.
  • 5
    To make greens for carrot: With sharp knife or scissors, cut each licorice twist into 3 pieces. For each piece, make 2 to 3 cuts lengthwise to make thin green strips, cutting almost to end of piece but not all the way, so it remains attached at one end. Using tip of small paring knife, cut small opening about 1/2-inch deep in short end of each triangle. Insert licorice piece into opening. Repeat with remaining licorice pieces and brownie triangles.
  • 6
    If desired, use a small brush to lightly dab cocoa onto top of frosted brownie for an “earthy” carrot look. Store loosely covered in single layer in container.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Short on time? Instead of inserting cut licorice piece into short end of brownie triangle, just press licorice piece into frosted top.
  • tip 2
    To easily line pan with foil, turn pan upside down, and tear off a piece of foil longer than pan. Smooth foil around pan bottom, then remove. Turn pan over, and gently fit shaped foil into pan.
  • tip 3
    Try different color licorice twists or sour green gummy string candy for a fun twist on the carrot greens.
  • tip 4
    We used orange gel food color from the Great Value™ neon color collection, but orange can be made from the Classic color collection using dots of yellow and red mixed together until desired color.
  • tip 5
    For a more finished appearance, smooth edges of each frosted brownie with a small icing spatula.
  • tip 6
    Cocoa powder can be dusted on top of the frosted brownies to achieve a just-pulled-from-the-garden look.

Nutrition

200 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 31g Total Carbohydrate, 22g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
  • Trademarks referred to herein are the properties of their respective owners.
© 2022 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved