Bumblebee Brownies

These bright buzzy bumblebee brownies are a fun treat for kids to help make as well as enjoy eating!

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Bumblebee Brownies Recipe

These bright buzzy bumblebee brownies are a fun treat for kids to help make as well as enjoy eating!

  • 1h 55mins Total Time
  • 9 brownies Servings

All You Need Is ...

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Vegetable oil, water and egg called for on the brownie mix box

For the decoration

  • 125g Betty Crocker™ Vanilla Buttercream Style Icing
  • Yellow food colouring paste or gel
  • 2 liquorice Catherine wheels, unrolled (discard or eat the sweet in the centre)
  • 18 edible candy eyeballs
  • 9 white flying saucer sweets

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Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 20cm square shallow cake tin and line the base and 2 sides with baking paper.

Make, bake and cool the brownies as directed on the box using the oil, water and egg.

Turn the brownie slab out onto a board. Stamp out 9 circles using a 6cm round cookie cutter.

To decorate, put the icing in a medium bowl and use the yellow food colouring paste or gel to colour the icing yellow. Spread the icing over each brownie circle.

Cut the Catherine wheels into 28 x 6cm strips. Place 3 strips on each iced brownie to make the bee’s stripes, trimming to fit with scissors. Cut the remaining strip into 9 tiny triangles. Attach 1 to the top of each brownie to resemble a bee sting.

Attach 2 candy eyeballs to the bottom of each brownie. Cut the flying saucers in half with scissors and tip out the sherbet inside (eat or discard). Attach 2 halves to each brownie to resemble wings. Serve immediately and store any leftover brownies in an airtight container in a cool place for 2-3 days.

Betty's Tips

If you don’t want to use liquorice, use Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Icing to pipe on the bee’s stripes and sting instead.

Cut thin slices of apple for the wings instead of using flying saucers – but only attach just before serving otherwise they will discolour and dry out.

Cut up the brownie leftovers and use to make a quick no-bake pudding. Stir the pieces together with thick Greek yogurt and fresh or frozen and defrosted raspberries. Serve with a drizzle of melted chocolate!

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