Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Brownie Bites

I didn't have time to post this recipe yesterday, but these little babies were our Easter dessert.  I wanted to do something like I did last year, but cuter.  Thinking of the brownie bites I made in January, I decided to use that brownie batter as the base of this recipe.  The brownie batter contains both white and brown sugar, and they are chewy and delicious.  Since I wanted to make little brownie cupcakes with frosting, I didn't include a peanut butter cup in them this time.  I just made brownies in my mini-muffin tin, frosted them with simple green butter frosting, and finally decorated each one with a Whopper speckled egg candy.  These were easy and fun to make, and gone in no time!!  This recipe made a ton too; about 50 brownie bites.  You'll have a bit of frosting leftover, but it's better to have too much than too little. 

Brownie Bites Batter
from Savory Sweet Life

3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line mini muffin pan with mini paper liners.

2.  In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, sugars and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Gradually add flour, cocoa, and salt and mix until combined. Fill each paper liner about 2/3 full.

3.  Bake in preheated oven for 11-15 minutes or until done. Allow the brownie bites to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin pan.

Butter Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 package (16 ounces) confectioner's sugar
2-4 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
green food coloring

Whopper egg candy, or any egg-shaped candy

1.  In large bowl, with mixer at medium-low speed, beat butter, sugar, 2-3 tablespoons milk, and vanilla until smooth and blended. Beat in additional milk as needed for easy spreading consistency. Increase speed to medium-high; beat frosting until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

2.  Frost brownie bites.  I used my Wilton 1M tip to make the tops swirly.  Top with an egg candy very soon after frosting, before it sets. 
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Sugar said...

These look SO cute! What size tip did you use for the frosting??

What A Dish! said...

:) Wilton 1M.

Linda said...

How darling! i bet that icing/brownie combo is really addictive.

Kathleen said...

These are too adorable!

Kristen Doyle said...

What a perfect addition to Easter. Very pretty!