Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween Marshmallow Frosted Brownie Bites

My husband is having a Halloween potluck lunch today and work.  I guess some of the girls in Accounting requested my Halloween marshmallow cream brownies they tasted a couple of weeks ago. 

This recipe is an easy one since it uses boxed brownie mix.  Honestly, I haven't found a homemade brownie recipe that creates a good chewy fudge brownie.  But I do enjoy homemade light and fluffy brownies every now and then too.  Try out these Nestle Toll House Brownies.

I thought it would be great to bake the brownies in mini cupcake tins so everybody gets a good little know...the chewy outside edge and the fudgy inside.  I tried to mix an orange colored frosting, but it looks more like peach.  I'm definitely getting some of those cool gel color tubes from the store in every color under the rainbow for my next festive baking project.  I also added some festive spider mix Halloween sprinkles I found at the store.

Brownie Ingredients:

1 box Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge brownie mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix per box instructions.

Spray the mini muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.  This recipe makes about 30 mini brownie bites.  Pour your brownie batter into a large liquid measuring cup with a spout.  Fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way full.  Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until toothpick comes out with just a little fudgy brownie sticking to it.  You don't want to overbake these or they will be very dry.

Let the brownies cool completely in pan on cooling rack.  While your brownies are cooling, you can make the marshmallow frosting.

Marshmallow Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 stick butter, softened (4 Tablespoons)
7 1/2 oz. marshmallow cream (small jar)
1 tsp vanilla
2 C powdered sugar
1-2 T milk

In a medium sized bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the butter, marshmallow cream, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Gradually add in the powdered sugar. Add 1 T milk and beat until combined. Add more milk as needed until you get a good consistency (thicker is best).

Use a large spoon to drop a big dollop of frosting in the center of each cooled brownie bite.  Let it run down the sides.  Sprinkle on toppings before it sets up.  This frosting sets up quickly...I learned this the hard way and had to add even more frosting so they would all have sprinkles.  Enjoy!

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