Tuesday, July 12, 2011

a GRATE cookout dessert!

Summer is the season for cookouts!  We get invited to them often this time of year.  I always try to find new recipes to take... For the 4th of July cookout we went to, I put a spin on a traditional favorite: BROWNIES :o)

Thanks to Disney Family Fun, these fun treats were a huge hit!

What you need:
1 box brownie mix (and the ingredients that go with it)
Black piping l (or white frosting and black food coloring)
Black food coloring
Red (or orange) sugar
Caramel creams
Fruit snacks
Hot Tamales candies
Paper cupcake liners

Prepare brownie mix as directed on the box.
Pour batter into paper cupcake liners.
TIP: Lightly spray your paper liners with cooking spray.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until they test done.
Let brownies cool completely.

Pipe black grill grates onto each brownie and sprinkle with red sugar.

Prepare the grill food and place on top of the brownies.

Hot Dogs:
Hot Tamale candies with black food coloring grill marks applied with a toothpick.
To make black food coloring, add equal drops of red, green, and blue food coloring.

A caramel cream, red, orange, and green fruit snacks, cut into small pieces and stuck on a toothpick skewer.  Apply black food coloring grill marks with a toothpick

Cut a caramel cream candy in half. 
Flatten and mold into the shape of a steak. 
Apply black food coloring grill marks with a toothpick.

These are guaranteed to be the talk of the cookout!

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Max Teders said...

I had the steak one and it was delicious! They were just too much to pass up.

Elizabeth said...

These are adorable!

Tia said...


Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

These are great!

Lala said...

Cover contender for our book!!! :)

Kimberly said...

Those are all sooo cute! What a fun treat!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

How cute are those? I bet they'd be a cookout hit! I'd love for you to come by and show off your cute idea at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)

Desi said...

These have got to be the cutest summer bbq cupcakes ever! I want to make every one! This is pretty much genius :) I wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)


Pamela said...

Oh fun, fun. Cutest ever. Can't wait to surprise my grandchildren with them.

Kristy said...

Those turned out great! What a great idea!!

KB said...

Looks delish.

We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
Simply Delish Saturday

Brittany said...

Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. This is so creative and cute!

P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog. There are great organizational tools and charts for moms and kids. I hope you will enter.

Jerri said...

What a cute idea! So fun! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you again this week!