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Cookout Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 2 hours + cooling



Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
I created these desserts for a family picnic celebrating Father's Day, but they would be perfect for an outdoor picnic or tailgate party. —Jenny Sturma, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cookout Brownies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Brownie cupcakes or chocolate cupcakes
  • Orange colored sugar
  • 1 tube (4-1/4 ounces) black decorating icing
  • Caramel cream candies, gumdrops and Hot Tamales
  • Colored toothpicks


  1. Sprinkle brownies with colored sugar to resemble hot coals. Pipe grill grates onto brownies using icing.
  2. Cut caramel candies into slices; indent slightly to form steaks. Cut gum drops in half and cut a caramel candy into small pieces; thread alternately onto toothpicks to form kabobs. Arrange the hot dogs (Hot Tamales), steaks and kabobs on brownies. Pipe grill marks over tops using icing.

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