I cannot believe it’s already 2019. 2018 was such a great year. Like any year, it definitely had some big downs, but it also had a lot of ups. I have a lot of high hopes for 2019. It seems like as soon as January 1st hit, the stores were covered in pink and red and Valentine’s day was everywhere. And I love Valentine’s day. It’s one of my favorite holidays! But before Valentine’s day gets here, we have another exciting holiday: Super Bowl Sunday! Super Bowl Sunday is all about beer, football, and food, so I have combined all of those things to bring you the perfect Super Bowl Brownies: Stout Beer Football Brownies.
To cut out the brownies in a football shape, I used a cookie cutter, but it’s an easy enough shape that you could probably freehand it. One of my favorite tricks when I need a cookie cutter that I don’t have is to find an image that I like, trace it on to wax paper, cut the shape out on the wax paper, and then place the wax paper shape on top of the brownie (or cookie dough) and cook around the wax paper. If you’re not comfortable freehanding the football shape, this is a super easy trick that results in the perfect shape every time!
For this recipe, I chose a local stout because I love supporting local breweries. I chose coffee milk stout because I thought coffee milk sounded like it would go great with chocolate. When you make this recipe at home, you can use any stout you like. You can support your local breweries, you can try out unique stout flavors, you can make this with any stout that excites you! And don’t worry, I will still be sharing with you some Valentine’s day recipes soon, but since playoff football is in full swing, I thought these might come in handy a little sooner!