Tetris Brownies

— Chef's Note —

"Tetris has been a part of my life since before I was born." - Ben Perlee

I believe the original idea for Tetris Brownies came from the Fraske Designs blog. Scientific evidence suggests that playing tetris may have positive effects on the brain. Anecdotal evidence suggests these brownies are delicious. The latter especially needs more rigorous scientific testing, which I suggest be up to you.

— Featured In —

♦︎ Tetris ♦︎

How to Make Tetris Brownies

— Ingredients —

brownie mix
1 package brownie mix
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup oil
2 eggs
chocolate chips
3/4 cup chocolate chips
powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk
food coloring
food coloring food coloring

— Instructions —

  1. Preheat the oven according to the instructions on the box.
  2. Continue to follow the directions on the box (combine the brownie mix with the water, oil, and eggs and mix well).
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon mixture into a greased pan.
  5. Bake according to the directions on the box.
  6. When brownies have cooked, set them to cool.
  7. Make icing by mixing milk with powdered sugar in a medium bowl.
  8. Add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  9. Separate the icing into separate bowls (you should have as many bowls as you want colors).
  10. Add 1-3 drops of food coloring to each bowl (e.g., add one drop of red to one bowl, one of blue to another, and one of green to the last to make three different colors of icing).
  11. Mix the icing and food coloring together in each bowl so that the color is uniform.
  12. Once brownies have cooled, cut into small squares. (These will be the unit blocks making up each tetromino.)
  13. Arrange brownie squares into tetronmino shapes on your serving dish.
  14. Frost every square that makes up a separate tetronmino with a single color.
  15. Admire and enjoy your work.

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