Brownie Bites with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

I work part-time, so I tend to make big plans for my days off. Like clean-out-the-entire-basement or reorganize-all-the-closets type of plans. And they are great plans, but they usually don't happen just because, well, by the time I get to my day off I am often faced by a much more tempting offer (shopping trip to the states with my mom? Yes, please!) or all the little stuff that needs to get done takes up the better part of the day.

Sometimes though I accomplish most of what I planned, today was one of those days. I made you guys brownie bites with peanut butter frosting! I also made beef stew and cleaned the house, but the brownies were my big plan for the day.

Brownie Bites with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting


We both loved this frosting, and though it's a little dry at first, don't worry, it's actually better that way. I added more milk to the frosting this time, to make it pipe-able for the brownies, but I found I liked it better the first time I made it when I left it dryer. It's fluffy and light.

Brownie Bites with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting


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Brownie Bites with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

DIFFICULTY: EASY • PREP TIME: • COOK TIME: • SERVINGS: 24

INGREDIENTS:

  • Brownie Bites
  • 1 boxed brownie mix
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar

PREPARATION:

Make the brownie mix according to package directions. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips if desired. Pour into paper lined mini muffin pans filling each cup about ¾ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes if you are using a mini muffin pan or 15 minutes for a cupcake pan, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.

For the frosting place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get nice and fluffly. Spread or pipe frosting onto brownies as desired.

Note: I made my brownies in a cupcake pan and wish I had done mini muffins instead, they are a little too rich to do such a large serving. One box of brownie mix made 15 cupcake sized brownies.

Slightly adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson

Welcome to my blog, Mexican Baker!  It's a chronicle of the sometimes bizzare food adventures of a Mexican Mennonite who ended up in Canada and married a half Jamaican.  Culturally diverse yet delicious!

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