IT’S GAMEDAY!!! IT’S GAMEDAY!!!! College football has finally arrived. And like a kid on Christmas morning, I can’t wait to unwrap what this season has in store!
If you’ve read the About Me page of this blog, you know that I’m a die hard Auburn fan. I graduated from Auburn in May 2010, but I’ve been cheering for them since I was 1 day old (yes 1 day…in the hospital room with my family). And I live in the most football saturated state in the country, where absolutely everyone has to pick a team and live or die by them. So football season is a REALLY big deal down here. If you’re not from Alabama or the South, there’s no way you can fully understand, but just believe me…it’s insane.
Tonight the Auburn Tigers play the Clemson Tigers to kick off the season. In honor of MY tigers (not the lame tigers from Clemson) I made some tiger-striped brownies for our football party today. I can’t wait to take them and see everyone’s reaction! I can definitely say they’re tasty because I already snuck one after the photo. The orange part is actually made with cream cheese and sugar, so it’s like having a cheesecake layer over the brownies! So good!
The original recipe actually called these “Scream Cheese Brownies” and used them for Halloween party snacks. So if you’re not a Tigers fan, you could still make these for Halloween. You could even change the colors to go along with whatever holiday you’d like. Or just keep the cream cheese mixture white and have some cool marbled brownies.
- 1 brownie mix with ingredients required in mix (I use applesauce instead of oil which eliminates over a thousand calories, and it tastes the same!)
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 5 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons flour
- orange food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix together your favorite brownie mix with all required ingredients.
- Spread ½ of the brownie mixture in 9x13 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
- Mix cream cheese, butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and flour and mix well. Add orange food coloring to desired color.
- Spread cream cheese mixture on top of batter in pan. Drop remaining brownie batter on top and pull a knife through to swirl colors.
- Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything