I absolutely love the Fourth of July. I’m not going to lie, I get teary eyed at most parades (and by most, I mean ALL ;), anytime I see a flag, hear the national anthem, or eat a hot dog. Okay, so I’m kidding about the hot dog part but I do love being patriotic and being thankful for this wonderful nation where we have so much freedom. I think it’s really important that we instill patriotism in our families so I found a wonderful Family Home Evening lesson and treat idea to make it all very easy for you to get done!
Click HERE to download the 4th of July Family Home Evening lesson…keep reading for the treat ideas which of course are also food storage recipes…or at least we made them that way ;).
This picture and recipe comes from Betty Crocker but you don’t have to use a Betty Crocker brownie mix or frosting…you can use whatever you’ve got!
4th of July Brownies
1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)
Water, vegetable oil (or bean puree, for a video of how to do this click HERE) and eggs (or powdered eggs)called for on brownie mix box
1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
1 tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® red decorating gel
1 tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® blue decorating gel
1 tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® white decorator icing
Betty Crocker® Decorating Decors stars
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13×9-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 13×9-inch pan, using water, oil (or bean puree, for a video of how to do this click HERE) and eggs (or powdered 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. 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. Garnish with decors. 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 decors. 13 brownies