Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Shamrock Minty Brownie Bites


Do you know how to keep your favorite leprechaun out of mischief?  Serve these Shamrock Minty Brownie Bites!

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Yes, I know it is Valentine's Day today but I'm sure by now you have a special dessert ready to go and if not, no worries, there is still time to make my recent recipe Raspberry Mousse Tarts.  They are quick, easy and no bake.  But for those of us who are looking forward to a new holiday dessert, let's move onto St. Patrick's Day with these mini brownie bites.  Each wee little bite is like finding gold at the end of a rainbow with a fudgy brownie, chocolate ganache and topped with a smooth buttercream frosting.  And adding sprinkles makes them magically delicious!

This past weekend I was home all alone as the DIY Guy went ice fishing waaaaay up in northern Minnesota.  I had 3 days alone and it was a great way to spend most of my time in the kitchen.   I made these BBQ Bacon Cheesy Totchos which became my Friday dinner and Sunday lunch!  These bites became my dessert for a couple days and I also made some lemon pull apart rolls that will be on the blog soon. Oh, and I made homemade sauce and pasta for our Valentine's dinner tonight.  Just call me Suzy Homemaker!

I really should have taken a picture of the kitchen, it was quite messy but I was in my happy place.  Just putzing around in my sweats, a bit of flour here and there (some on me), listening to tunes and being on my own schedule.  And while I was in my happy place, John was in his and every day the guys caught their limit of walleye.  They had to eat some for meals so they could fish the next day.  I would call it a little luck of the Irish (though we are Italian!)

Enjoy these bites and if you are looking for other desserts, check out these two recipes -  Shamrock Cheeseball and Leprechaun Monster Cookies.

Shamrock Minty Brownie Bites


yield: 4 doz. servingsprint recipe

Shamrock Minty Brownie Bites

Do you know how to keep your favorite leprechaun out of mischief?  Serve these Shamrock Minty Brownie Bites!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • Box fudge brownie mix (no add ins)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring (or more to desired color)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven as box directs; spray mini cupcake pans with vegetable spray
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to directions and place mixture in pans (about 1/2 way up)
  3. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven; let sit 5 minutes then remove from pan (you will probably need to use a small metal spatula to run around the edges before removing)
  4. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, butter, extract, and food coloring .  Mix until creamy then gradually add in the powdered sugar.
  5.  Place frosting in a pastry bag with a swirl tip (mine was number 38)
  6. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream just to a boil; remove and add in chocolate chips.  Stir until melted
  7. Dip tops of brownie bites into ganache and set on a wire rack.  Let set up for 5 minutes
  8. Pipe frosting on top
  9. Decorate with sprinkles as desired.
  10. Store in refrigerator
NOTE:  You may think the bites are a bit dry when they come out of the oven but as they sit in the refrigerator, they soften up and will be just right!
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How bites do you want to eat?  Don't worry I won't tell anyone!


Shamrock Minty Brownie Bites

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.

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  2. These are lovely! My guys love chocolate and mint so I'm sure they'd like these.

    Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

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