A beloved flavor combination, these mint chocolate brownie bites are as delicious as they are cute.

Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites

My all-time favorite dessert flavor combination is chocolate and mint (followed closely by chocolate and peanut butter).

Now that it’s March and green food is officially “in season”, I decided to make these over the weekend. I try to bake mostly on Sunday’s so that I can take any leftovers to work on Monday. My husband and I both have way too much of a sweet tooth to keep baked goods around the house for more than a day or two. No willpower whatsoever, I can admit it.

A little tip on pressing down the centers – I use the back of a melon scoop. It’s the perfect size for making divots in anything mini-muffin sized. I didn’t have a piping bag on hand, so I just put the filling into a ziplock bag and cut off a corner to use to pipe in the filling. Not perfect, but it worked just fine. I had some Andes mint chips left over from holday baking, so I sprinkled those on a few of them too for some added flair.

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These were SO good and really cute! They reminded me of little Leprechaun hats. I had some Andes baking chis left over from the holidays, so I also sprinkled them over the top of half of them.

I set them out on the food table at work and they were gone before noon!

Adapted from Dulce Dough

Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites

Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites

Ingredients

  • Boxed brownies and ingredients to make as directed.
  • 4.5 oz. 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Green food coloring

Instructions

    Brownie Cups
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare mini-muffin pan by lightly spraying with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare brownie mix as instructed.
  3. In a lightly sprayed mini muffin tin, fill each half full with brownie batter. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove brownies from oven and gently press down the center of each. The back of a circular measuring spoon or melon baller works well. Cool slightly in the pan.
  5. Remove brownies from the pan. Loosen the edges with a spoon or flat flexible knife. Place on cooling rack and cool completely.
    Frosting
  1. Beating together the cream cheese, butter, and peppermint extract
  2. Slowly add the confectioner's sugar; beat until smooth.
  3. Add green food coloring a little at a time until you achieve desired color.
  4. Fill pastry bag or plastic baggie with frosting. Use either a small tip or snip off a small corner of the bag. Fill the center of each brownie bite.
  5. Refrigerate if not serving right away.
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12 Comments

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  • jmurkerson
    Posted March 11, 2013 9:33 pm 0Likes

    These are perfect! I love the combination of mint and chocolate. Pinning for future reference. Thanks for stopping by This Gal Cooks. 🙂

    Julie

    • sometimes-homemade
      Posted March 12, 2013 1:15 pm 0Likes

      Thanks for visiting and commenting Julie. I’m so glad I was introduced to your site. That lobster mac and cheese you posted the other day looks divine!

  • Cindy Harris
    Posted March 11, 2013 10:43 pm 0Likes

    My two favorites are mint and chocolate and chocolate and PB! Great mind think alike. These are too cute, I will make them soon. I dump food at my neighbors all the time. She has 5 little kids. I have no self control either. Sad I know!

    • sometimes-homemade
      Posted March 11, 2013 11:13 pm 0Likes

      I used to have a neighbor who brought over goodies. I was really sad when they moved! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tried&Twisted
    Posted March 12, 2013 9:06 pm 0Likes

    Yummy, these look delicious! I may have to repin this!

    • sometimes-homemade
      Posted March 12, 2013 10:34 pm 0Likes

      They were so good. I’m having to stop myself from making them again!

  • Jackie Kocurek
    Posted March 12, 2013 9:40 pm 0Likes

    These sound great! I’m stopping by from Marvelous Monday linky party. I’m hosting a party and hope you will post a few great recipes! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/03/tried-and-true-recipe-party-3.html

    • sometimes-homemade
      Posted March 12, 2013 10:49 pm 0Likes

      Thanks for clicking over! I submitted my Chex Scotcheroos to your link party. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  • mitzismith116124507
    Posted March 6, 2014 7:15 am 0Likes

    my youngest son is the picky one in our family, but he LOVES anything mint + Chocolate–can’t wait to try this one
    thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Britni Newton Vigil
    Posted March 10, 2014 8:50 pm 0Likes

    These seriously sound incredible, going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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