Monday, August 8, 2011
Brownie Bites with Mint Frosting
To get that soft chocolaty cookie I decided to go with a brownie base. And instead of bars I went with mini-muffin cups. Plus, bite size just seems like a little snack and you can have 2.
Oh…and I snuck in a Hersey Kiss to each brownie bite just as a little surprise.
Then the final touch was the mint frosting! The finished product accomplished my goal of recreating those yummy cookies!
I was very pleased with the balance of chocolate and mint. I would definitely make these again in the near future!
What You Need:
Boxed Brownie Mix and ingredients listed on box
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie batter as directed on the back on the box.
Fill mini-muffin cups almost to the top. Drop in a Hersey Kiss and push to the bottom.
Bake for 12-18 minutes. Check brownies at 12 minutes just to test; depending on oven and muffin cup size time will vary.
Let cool while you prepare frosting.
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
3 or 4 tablespoons milk or cream
Color Icing or Food Coloring
Cream butter, peppermint, and salt. Add confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at time, creaming until light. Add in milk, 1 tablespoon at time. Beat until smooth and desired consistency. Add food coloring, if desired. Frost cooled brownies and enjoy!
Makes about 30 brownie bites.
I hope you’ll give these little gems a try! Thanks for stopping by!