Brownie Bites with Homemade Frosting

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Need a pretty dessert to feed a crowd?   Impress your guests with delicious little brownie bites with homemade frosting!

From time to time I am asked to make dessert for a large group…such a church or school event, or large party.  Although I love making desserts totally from scratch, time is not always on my side!  I like to have a few ideas up my sleeve that are pretty, delicious, and easy to make for large events.

If you start with high quality, store bought brownie bites and dress them up with a selection of delicious homemade frostings, you can easily make dessert for a crowd!  I used delicious brownies from Sugar Bowl Bakery, available at Costco and many local grocery stores.

Delicious Homemade Frostings, perfect to dress up store bought brownie bites!! - GloriousTreats.com

Print Recipe

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

This delicious frosting can be used to dress up brownie bites, and is equally delicious on cupcakes and cakes.

Ingredients:

12 Tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), room temperature
4 oz. (1/2 package) cream cheese, cold
4 cups powdered sugar

Vanilla option-
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons heavy cream (or 1 Tablespoon milk)
(garnish) fondant flowers and/or sprinkles

Mocha option-
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons espresso powder dissolved into 2 tablespoons of hot water
(garnish) chocolate covered coffee beans

Raspberry option-
3-4 Tablespoons raspberry jam (preferably 100% fruit spread)
(garnish) fresh raspberries

Mint option-
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 Tablespoons heavy cream (or 1 Tablespoon milk)
green food coloring
(garnish) chopped chocolate mint candies (such as Andes mints)

Directions:

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth.

Add the cream cheese and beat until fully incorporated and smooth.

While slowly blending, add 1-2 cups powdered sugar.

Add liquid and flavoring ingredients based on your flavor choices below, and blend.

Add remaining powdered sugar, and beat until all ingredients are well incorporated, and frosting is fluffy (20-30 seconds).

Recipe Source - Glorious Treats


Delicious Homemade Frostings, perfect to dress up store bought brownie bites!!  - GloriousTreats.com

If you need to brush up on your piping skills, feel free to reference my post on How to Frost Cupcakes, which includes a quick video, and shows which piping tips produce which final look.

Which of these tasty little brownies would you chose first… raspberry, vanilla, mocha or mint?

Brownie Bites dressed up with deliciousi homemade frosting - GloriousTreats.com

 

Disclosure – I was provided products from Sugar Bowl Bakery for dessert for my daughter’s school auction.  I only work with companies I love and promote products I truly use.

18 comments

  1. Nothing wrong with halfway homemade!

  2. Love this idea. I am totally going to do this.

  3. Yum, what a great idea! These look so delicous and cute too! ^^ will definitely use this for future big-batch-baking

  4. I have been to many events where those store bought brownie bites showed up, and truth be told, they look awful. What a great dress up you put on these humble treats! And way smaller and yummier than a cupcake!

  5. Best decorated brownies ever! Great idea for serving to larger groups (or smaller :))

  6. LOVE MINT!!! They are all so cute.

  7. Vanilla is my all time favorite. I’m a die hard brownie fan too. But haven’t had frosted brownies yet. Your brownie bites are so damn pretty. I’m going to try it. Thanks for this post Glory.

  8. deliziosi!!
    un bacione,Mirtill@

  9. Truly gorgeous! And so handy having a good buttercream recipe on hand – thank you!

  10. What an awesome selection of flavors! Thank you so much for these! Pinning,,, :)

  11. Oh, we have been doing this for years now! Different decorations for different seasons, my daughter frosts & takes them to school all the time for a treat!

  12. Yum! These look awesome and I bet they taste just as great! Thanks for the idea, my kids have bake sales x 3 each school year and sometimes more. This will help me out! Love you!

    ~Cecilia

  13. Cute! I’m going to try your s’mores marshmallow frosting with these and garnish with crunched up graham crackers for a bonfire/cookout this weekend! Do you think they’ll be okay since the event is mostly outdoors? Temps expected to be around 80 degrees…

  14. This is such a cute idea Glory! So many pretty colors and flavors… And as a huge brownie fiend, I’d definitely need to sample every single one. 😉

  15. Definitely saving this. I love how easy it is to switch up the flavor. Craving the raspberry right now!

  16. Hi girls…I need your help!!!… I try made the frosting but is a really desaster…when i combine the butter and cream cheese they will separate… I try a lot of times,step by step and the butter is a Room temp, what I did wrong :'(…

  17. Havn’t tried it, but it looks delicious!

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