Pencil Brownie Recipe | A Back to School Treat

Picture of Pencil Brownie

Every year, my sister-in-law and I gather our kids to celebrate the beginning of another school year.  We have dinner and end the evening with Pencil Shaped Brownie. It’s a simple tradition that has become a “must-do” every fall for our kids.

Below you’ll find instructions on how to make our Pencil Brownie.

Pencil Brownie

This Pencil Brownie is a perfect (and easy) way for families to celebrate Back to School!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 8 people
Author: Steph Flies


  • 1 Box Brownie Mix + Ingredients on Box
  • 1 Tub Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Pink & Yellow Food Coloring


  • Spray 9x13 pan with Cooking Spray
  • Line 9x13 pan with Parchment Paper & press down (paper should stick to pan well)
  • Spray Parchment Paper with Cooking Spray (this will ensure that the brownie is easily removed from the pan and parchment paper)
  • Mix Brownies (as directed on box)
  • Bake Brownies (as directed on box)
  • Allow Brownies to cool completely
  • Remove Brownies from Pan & Parchment Paper
  • Remove 1/4 of Cream Cheese Frosting and set in separate small bowl
  • Add 2-3 drops of Pink Food Coloring to the frosting (this is for the eraser)
  • Remove 1/4 of Cream Cheese frosting to another small bowl (this stays white - do not add food coloring to this bowl! This is for the pencil tip)
  • With the remaining 1/2 of the frosting, add 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring (this is for the main part of the pencil)
  • Cut Cooled Brownie (as directed in picture)
    Pencil Brownie Directions
  • Assemble Brownie parts in Pencil Shape (as shown in picture)
  • Frost Brownie (as shown in picture)


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