A beloved flavor combination, these mint chocolate brownie bites are as delicious as they are cute.
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.
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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare mini-muffin pan by lightly spraying with cooking spray.
- Prepare brownie mix as instructed.
- In a lightly sprayed mini muffin tin, fill each half full with brownie batter. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- 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.
- Remove brownies from the pan. Loosen the edges with a spoon or flat flexible knife. Place on cooling rack and cool completely.
- Beating together the cream cheese, butter, and peppermint extract
- Slowly add the confectioner's sugar; beat until smooth.
- Add green food coloring a little at a time until you achieve desired color.
- 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.
- Refrigerate if not serving right away.