Hey yall! Its Kelley from the Grant life, back again to share a fun back to school treat. Or an anytime treat really. These apple brownie came about because my kids love to help me in the kitchen and also because they are obsessed with cookie cutters right now. I started using them when I make their lunches and they think its the coolest thing since sliced bread. [Har har. Pun intended.] So they helped me whip up these easy, kid friendly apple brownies.
To make your own apple brownies you will need:
- Brownie mix (and things needed to make them)
- Powered Sugar
- Red and Green Food Coloring
- Apple Cookie Cutter
- A little extra patience (required)
Cooking with kids, especially toddlers can be stressful. I have to remind myself that it can be cleaned, wiped up and washed down. The time we spend in the kitchen together, even if we are making giant messes, is much more valuable then a clean kitchen. The kids giggled and laughed the whole time they were ‘mixing’ the brownie batter. Once it was all mixed I spread it out on a cookie sheet and baked them for 20 minutes.
Once it was done, I pushed the apple cookie cutter into the warm brownie. I left the cutouts until it cooled and the brownies had time to harden a little. It made it easier to pull them out. While I was waiting for them to cool I melted 1/2 a stick of butter for the frosting. I added two cups-ish of powered sugar to the melted butter. I say two cups-ish because sometimes its a little more. It needs to be thick enough to spread without being runny. More is always better then less with this frosting. Take a little bit of the frosting and put it in a separate bowl – dye it green. Dye the remainder red for the apples.
Add the red to the apple and the green to the leaf part. Grab a glass a milk and enjoy with your kids. The messy kitchen can wait.
If yall want more easy homemade recipes, check out some of my favorites: