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.
These were SO good and really cute! They reminded me of little Leprechaun hats. I had some Andes baking chips 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.
These are perfect! I love the combination of mint and chocolate. Pinning for future reference. Thanks for stopping by This Gal Cooks. 🙂
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!
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!
I used to have a neighbor who brought over goodies. I was really sad when they moved! Thanks for stopping by!
Yummy, these look delicious! I may have to repin this!
They were so good. I’m having to stop myself from making them again!
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
Thanks for clicking over! I submitted my Chex Scotcheroos to your link party. Thanks for letting me know about it.
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
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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