Delicious and Easy Lemon Tart Recipe

Welcome to my indulgent recipe for Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies! These irresistible brownies are a treat that will make your taste buds cheer like fans at a Longhorn football game.

My recipe combines the classic sweets of brownies and caramel, while also infusing them with some subtle Texas charm. Pecan halves add a satisfying crunch that pairs perfectly with the rich flavor of unsweetened cocoa.

I developed this recipe inspired by my love of Longhorn football and my passion for creating desserts that are both delicious and visually stunning. Whether it’s a watch party at home, tailgating with friends, or a sweet ending to dinner, these brownies are sure to elevate any occasion.

So come on over to the Lone Star state by trying out this recipe for Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies. Let’s get ready for a touchdown worthy of a victory dance in the endzone!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies
Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies

If you’re looking for a sweet treat to impress your guests at your next party, then look no further than the Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe! These brownies are bursting with rich chocolate flavor and crunchy pecan pieces that give it a delicious twist.

What sets this recipe apart from other brownie recipes is its unique connection to the beloved Texas Longhorns football team. The Longhorn touchdown brownies are named after the iconic team and are shaped like a football field with goal posts. This makes them perfect for any football-themed parties or game day gatherings.

But that’s not all! These brownies are easy to make with readily available ingredients such as all-purpose flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. You can whip up a batch in no time to satisfy those late-night cravings or to impress your guests with an unforgettable dessert.

The Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe also allows for some variations to suit your personal preferences. For example, you can add extra pecans or even some caramel sauce for a gooey caramel-pecan twist. The possibilities are endless!

So whether you’re a fan of the Texas Longhorns or just love a beautiful and delicious dessert, this recipe is sure to win everyone over. Try out this recipe and bring some touchdowns to your dessert table!

Ingredient List

 The ultimate game day treat: Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies
The ultimate game day treat: Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies

Here’s a rundown of everything you’ll need to create these Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies. Don’t worry if some items aren’t immediately on hand – you can always head to your local grocery store and pick them up. Bold important information phrase

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (63 grams)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, melted (282.5 grams)
  • 2 cups sugar (400 grams)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Optional Toppings

  • 1 cup chopped, toasted pecan halves
  • Caramel sauce

You can also add additional products such as Longhorn caviar, as well as cookies decorated with cookie cutters featuring the beloved Texas Longhorns mascot ball, which come in a set of two pieces. After all, the atmosphere of a Longhorn football field is not complete without party snacks.

These ingredients list excludes additional recipe options for an authentic Texas-inspired dessert, so feel free to get creative by coming up with some dessert ideas of your own!

The Recipe How-To

 Decadent and fudgy, these brownies are a crowd-pleaser
Decadent and fudgy, these brownies are a crowd-pleaser

Now we’ve reached the ultimate aim of this guide – the step-by-step recipe for the Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies. You will be able to make them as long as you have all the ingredients in hand.


  • Grease a 9×13 inch sheet cake pan with butter or margarine and preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Stir well and set aside.
  • In another large bowl, beat on medium-high until light and fluffy: sugar, margarine/butter, and vanilla.
  • Add eggs one at a time incorporating each egg fully into the mixture
  • Gradually fold in dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix or your brownies will be tough.
  • Add pecans to your preference (optional).
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Get ready to enjoy these delicious brownies that would be more fun if you choose to shape them like football-shaped Texas Longhorns. Make your desired cookie brownie with the Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe booklet, featuring Ann Clark Cookie Cutters’ Longhorn Football Field cookie cutter set recommended for making them.


  1. Be sure not to overbake these brownies as they may dry out quickly.
  2. Do not forget to check on them after 20 minutes of baking because the baking time may vary depending on ovens.

By following these simple steps, you will have an irresistible batch of Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies that are moist, rich, and unforgettable!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly topped with Longhorn-shaped sprinkles for extra team spirit
Perfectly topped with Longhorn-shaped sprinkles for extra team spirit

The Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe is a classic dessert that is hard to resist. However, if you want to add your own flair to the recipe or need substitutions due to dietary restrictions, fear not! Here are some options for switching up the recipe:

– Pecan halves: If you are allergic to nuts or simply don’t like pecans, you can leave them out or replace them with other nuts such as walnuts or almonds.

– All-purpose flour: For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend.

– Vanilla: You can substitute vanilla extract with almond extract for a slightly nuttier flavor.

– Eggs: If you are vegan or allergic to eggs, you can use egg replacer or applesauce in place of the eggs. Keep in mind that this may change the texture of the brownies slightly.

– Sugar: For a healthier option, you can use coconut sugar or maple syrup in place of granulated sugar. However, keep in mind that this may affect the taste and texture of the brownies.

– Butter/margarine: You can use either butter or margarine in this recipe. However, using butter will give the brownies a richer flavor.

For variations on the original recipe, try adding:

– Caramel sauce: Drizzle some homemade caramel sauce over the brownies before serving for an extra indulgent touch.

– Football-shaped brownies: Use a football-shaped cookie cutter to cut out brownies and decorate them with icing to look like mini footballs. These make for perfect game day treats!

– Sheet cake brownies: Instead of using a square baking pan for this recipe, spread the batter out evenly on a sheet pan to create sheet cake-style brownies.

With these substitutions and variations, you can shake up this classic dessert and make it your own. So go ahead and have fun experimenting with different ingredients and techniques!

Serving and Pairing

 You won't be able to resist the ooey-gooey center of these brownies
You won’t be able to resist the ooey-gooey center of these brownies

These Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies are the perfect dessert for any occasion, but they are especially fitting for a football game day. Since these brownies are rich and decadent, I recommend serving them in small squares on a platter decorated like a football field with goal posts made of pecan halves.

These brownies can be served alone or alongside vanilla ice cream to cut through the richness of the chocolate. You can even drizzle some warm caramel sauce on the brownies for an extra burst of flavor. Trust me; you won’t regret it.

When it comes to pairing beverages with these delicious brownies, milk and coffee are always an excellent choice. The coolness of milk cuts through the richness of the chocolate perfectly, while coffee helps to bring out the depth of flavor in the Texan pecans.

On a personal note, as someone who has lived in Texas, I highly recommend serving these brownies with a strong cup of freshly brewed cowboy coffee. It’s robust enough to match the intense flavors found in these “touchdown” brownies and will transport your taste buds southward to the land where they breed the mighty Longhorns. So come early, stay loud, and cheer on those Longhorns while indulging in these delectable treats!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert experience
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert experience

As any baker knows, the ability to make-ahead and store desserts is a lifesaver! Luckily, these Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe are perfect for making ahead and storing for later. In fact, they taste even better after a day or two of sitting in the fridge!

To make ahead, simply prepare the brownies according to the recipe instructions and allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can even freeze them for up to a month! Just remember to defrost them in the fridge overnight before serving.

To reheat, simply place the brownies on a baking sheet and pop them into a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until they’re warmed through. Be careful not to overheat them though, as they may dry out!

If you want to add an extra layer of indulgence, try topping your brownies with caramel sauce or chopped pecans before reheating them. The possibilities are endless!

These brownies are also perfect for dessert bars or potlucks, as they’re easy to transport and serve. Cut them into small squares and arrange them on a platter with other treats like cookies or cupcakes.

Overall, the Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe are an easy and delicious make-ahead dessert that will be sure to impress your guests any time of year!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make sure to use high-quality chocolate for a rich and indulgent taste
Make sure to use high-quality chocolate for a rich and indulgent taste

To ensure you achieve outstanding results with my Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe, here are few essential tips that I recommend.

Firstly, during preparation, ensure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before mixing them; this will guarantee a smooth and creamy texture. Secondly, use high-quality butter and margarine to enhance the flavor and richness of the brownies. Thirdly, mix dry ingredients such as all-purpose flour and unsweetened cocoa powder in a separate bowl before adding them to the wet ingredients; this ensures that there are no clumps of flour.

Another tip is to be precise when measuring the sugar in the recipe because excess sugar can alter the texture of the dessert, making it too moist or stiff. Conversely, using less sugar can result in an undercooked dessert. For best results, measure the sugar accurately using measuring cups or a kitchen scale.

Moreover, it is essential to use fresh pecans and roast them for a few minutes before adding them to the batter. Roasting them enhances their flavor and texture, making them more delicious. You can also chop them coarsely or leave them whole to add a crunchy nutty flavor to your brownies.

When it comes to baking temperature, it’s best to preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) so that it reaches the right temperature before you add your brownies. Baking them at low temperatures creates an undercooked center with excess moisture while high temperatures result in dry and stiff brownies.

Lastly, after taking your longhorn touchdown brownies out of the oven, let them cool down for at least 20 minutes before slicing them into squares or any shape you prefer using your football-shaped cookie cutters. This cooling process creates an even texture throughout and prevents crumbling when cut into shapes.

By following these simple tips, you’ll achieve perfect results every time with my Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe!

Bottom Line

With the irresistibly delicious Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe, you are guaranteed to score a touchdown at any game-day party or gathering. Made with the finest ingredients and incorporating unique and flavorful variations, these brownies are sure to make your taste buds dance.

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or someone who just loves good food, this recipe is perfect for you. It offers a fun and creative way to incorporate your love of the game into your dessert menu. And with the variety of substitutions and variations available, you can tailor it to suit your preferences and dietary needs.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your Ann Clark cookie cutters, put on your Texas Longhorn gear, and get ready for some delicious touchdown brownies. Serve them up with a side of ice-cold milk or a dollop of caramel sauce for added decadence.

At Fab Everyday, we believe that food brings people together, and this recipe is no exception. It’s an excellent way to engage with others and celebrate the teamwork and camaraderie that comes with sports. Try it out today and see why everyone is raving about these scrumptious Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies!

Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies

Texas Longhorn Touchdown Brownies Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Bars, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Kid-Friendly, Oven
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 682.6kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups butter or 1 1/4 cups margarine
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 3/4 lb semisweet chocolate, cut in 1/2 inch chunks


  • In a 3-4 quart pan over low heat, stir butter with cocoa until melted.
  • Off the heat, beat in sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Add flour, pecans, and chocolate; mix well.
  • Spread batter in buttered 9x13" pan.
  • Bake in a 325 degree oven until top feels dry in center, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool in pan.
  • If baking ahead, wrap airtight when cool and hold up to a day.
  • Cut into 12 to 16 pieces.

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Serving: 154g | Calories: 682.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.2g | Protein: 11.7g | Fat: 49.3g | Saturated Fat: 23.6g | Cholesterol: 156.6mg | Sodium: 179.7mg | Fiber: 8.6g | Sugar: 34.7g

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