Easy 4th of July Brownies

by Marina
12 brownies
30 min

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How can anyone go wrong with 4th of July brownies, right?

With 4th of July celebrations being planned by many, consider the red, white, and blue candy options not just to decorate those sweet treats but also to hand out to the kids and use as table decor.

If you’re stumped on what to make for your “Happy Birthday America” celebration, why don’t you make these brownies?

This was such a popular post when first published on June 15th, 2015 that I had to republish it and include a fun printable 4th of July workbook for older kids to enjoy.

4th of July Brownies

You can either choose to make my Easy Brownies recipe,

or take a healthier route with my Chocolate Walnut Spinach Brownies recipe.

(If baking from scratch is not your thing, I promise these will be just as amazing if you use a box mix.

Buy 8 boxes of Krusteaz brownie mix and share with your neighbors.)

The success of these brownies lies in how creative you want to get with decorating the same!

I baked the brownies in a large cake pan and then used my star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out star shapes, just to give it a more 4th of July feel.

As an alternative, you can make mini 4th of July Brownie Bites

Use this 48 cup mini muffin pan t o avoid baking in two batches.

This is just so much more convenient especially when baking large quantities, or if you would like small bite-sized treats.

You can choose to frost the top of your brownie completely using the best cream cheese frosting recipe out there (or even good ol’ creamy peanut butter.)

You could also just use a dab of frosting to act as a glue to stick a sixlet, pearl or star to your brownie’s surface.

This is also a fun way to get the kids involved at a 4th of July celebration.

Set up a brownie decorating station and allow the kids to get creative!

Looks like a certain little someone sneaked a red sixlet when I was not looking!

Irrespective of the route you take, the end result will be festively patriotic.

Red, white and blue candy really is a no-fail decorating secret most people don’t make the most of!

Don’t miss printing the recipe for my Happy Birthday America strawberry cake.

Another favorite with the kids.

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And as always, don’t forget to keep our Nation in prayer.

God bless America should never just be a phrase that casually rolls off our lips.

Here’s a 4th of July prayer to help guide you.

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Recipe details
  • 12  brownies
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar Or if you prefer, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup semi sweet, semi-healthy, chocolate chips. (I like using the Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips.)
  • 1 cup walnut chips Or crush walnuts till tiny crumbles
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 13x9x2" cake pan by greasing and flouring it prior to pouring the batter into the same.
In a big bowl, manually whip the eggs.
Add to this the sugar and mix well.Now add the butter and vanilla extract. Combine the same.
Finally add in all the dry ingredients and mix till well combined.
Pour the prepared batter into the pan and pop into oven for about 20 minutes. Keep checking to see if it's ready with a toothpick/fork-bake test.
Serve these hot or wait till these cool a bit to make cutting the brownies not as messy.
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