Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mint Brownies Bites

If you love to cook and you are in Utah a visit to Gygi's is a must. It is paradise for a foodie. Pans, utensils, chocolate, cake decorating supplies and more can be found at this wonderful store. Plan on spending at least an hour and a hundred dollars!
I found plenty to want at my visit last week. I came home with a new pan--can anyone have to many pans? No. This pan is by Nordic Ware so it is made to last. It makes cute little square brownies with an indention  on top. Fill with jam, ganach or frosting and you have a wonderful little bite.
Thank you Carol for the fun Christmas Tree Dish. Nothing completes a dish more than the perfect serving piece!

Mint Brownie Bites
2/3 cup butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour Brownie Bites pan. Set aside. Melt butter and chocolate together over low heat, stir constantly. Set aside to cool. In medium bowl beat sugar, eggs and vanilla together on high speed for about 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add flour and mix gently. Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling each well 2/3 full. Bake for 18 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Invert onto cooling rack and cool completely.
Wash pan and repeat. Makes 32 brownie bites. When completely cool fill as desired.

Mint Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, soft
4 ounces butter, soft
2 Tablespoons milk or cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
dash salt
6 cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon Wilton Meringue Powder
1/4 teaspoon mint flavoring
pink food coloring gel
Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and milk together till smooth using wire whip attachment. Add powdered sugar and meringue powder. Cover mixer with a towel and mix together till fluffy. Add color and flavoring if desired.
Meringue powder will help set the frosting after it dries so it holds its shape. It can be purchased where ever Wilton cake decorating supplies are sold.


Nedra said...

Oh, yum! At such a fun size, it would be so tempting to pop about a dozen or so of those in the mouth.
And a trip to Gygi's is a must.

Kayte said...

So pretty and festive! Love the little bites like this...a great portion size for everyone.

Anonymous said...

these look so delicious - I LOVE mini goodies - very pretty
Mary x

Rachel @ Simple Girl said...

These mint brownie bites look beautiful! Looking forward to seeing your Red Velvet Cupcakes! I'm posting the LINKS now!

Gitte said...

What can I say...these Brownies are beautiful!!

Erin said...

Delicious!!! And so pretty!

Kristin said...

Mint Brownies are the best! Actually, anything brownie is the best. I love brownies, in particular, with caramel and ice cream. Cute blog :)

Niki Blumentritt Pierce said...

YUM! Can't wait to try these!

MsFoxsSweets said...

Love the bite size! Mint and brownies...yum! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)