Mini Mint Truffle Brownie Bites

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Mint Truffle Brownie Bites

 Are you in a sugar coma yet? I think I hit my breaking point with these bad boys…and then these. Baking is sometimes a serious downfall! I can’t stop! Send help immediately…and not just for the desserts problem.

We are moving! Yes, me and the Mr. and my little rascal are moving to Portland. Not so much exciting for you, but exciting for us!  Out of this small town and into the big city putting us closer to malls, bigger gyms and Trader Joes…I have such important priorities. The story behind this move is really quite simple: we were given a great job opportunity that would financially put us in great shape. It seriously was a no brainer. So, yes. That is the big news. We leave on Wednesday morning. Yippity Skippity. 🙂 We are looking forward to some new adventures.

So in the mean time while I go insane packing my life into cardboard boxes, here’s a great recipe to keep you all up on that sugar high. Super easy brownies with a mint truffle kiss hidden inside topped with some minty buttercream. Totally to die for, easy to make and make adorable for gifts, snacks or desserts.

For these brownies I used some butter, Scharffen Berger bittersweet dark chocolate, sugar, eggs, vanilla, Scharffen Berger cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder and mint truffle kisses.

Ingredients

Start my throwing the chocolate and butter into a bowl. These OXO bowls are great for recipes like this.

butter and chocolate

Melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave until its all smooth and runny. Then pour this into a glass and chug. Haha. Just kidding. Well, half kidding.

butter and chocolate melted

Add in your body weight of sugar,

adding sugar

and some of that cocoa powder.

adding cocoa powder

Now stir it around until it’s all combined. Pour this into a glass and chug. {I can’t help myself…}

brownie batter

Stream in some vanilla…

adding vanilla

…and all 4 of those eggs. I thought this picture looked kinda cool and kinda gross at the same time. What do you think?

adding eggs

Stir it all together and resist the urge to drink. Raw eggs=grody.

brownie batter

Toss is your flour and recognize that only the good brownie recipes call for more sugar than flour. OH YEAH. You heard me.

adding flour

Add in the final dry ingredients: salt…..and……..can you guess??? Is the suspense killing you?

adding salt

Nope! Wrong guess. You lose. Haha Suckers!

Just kidding. You were right. It’s baking powder! Not a lot….just a teensie bit.

adding leavening

Et voila! Brownie batter.

brownie batter

Spoon this into some lined mini muffin tins {about 1 tablespoon or so of batter}

brownie batter in cupcake liners

…and grab some of these pretty little things.

mint truffle kisses

Unwrap about 48 of these guys and squish them down into the brownie batter. I don’t sink mine way down because if they touch the bottom of the pan, then the chocolate gets sort of crispy…and crispy brownies are illegal in my house.

brownie batter in liners with kisses

After a few minutes in the oven, the come out looking poofy and yummy. Let these cool and work on making some frosting.

baked brownies

For the buttercream, I just tossed some really soft butter into my KitchenAid mixer with some powdered sugar, vanilla and peppermint extract.

Making mint frosting

After a minute or so, I got my frosting. A touch of green food coloring and a few more spins in the mixer, my frosting was DUN!! {*Note- I didn’t have to add in any milk. If your frosting is too dry, add in tiny splashes of milk until it starts coming together.*}

mint frosting

I ended up using a Wilton disposable piping bag and a big fat tip to make these frosting domes. And, I cut some extra kisses into 4 to add as garnish.

Mint Truffle Brownie Bites

I think these ended up so cute! And everyone loves the surprise inside! 🙂

Mint Truffle Brownie Bites

LOVE peppermint and chocolate together. Mmmmmm…..

Products I used in this recipe:
OXO bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoons, spatula, pop top storage containers
Kitchenaid 7-qt. Stand Mixer
Scharffen Berger Bittersweet Dark Chocolate, Unsweetened Cocoa
Wilton disposable piping bags, tips
Le Creuset Spatulas

Mini Mint Truffle Brownie Bites

Mint truffle brownie bites are super easy to make with a mint truffle kiss hidden inside topped with some minty buttercream.

servings 48
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

for the brownies-

  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 oz Scharffen Berger bittersweet dark chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons Scharffen Berger cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 48 Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses plus more for garnish if desired

for the frosting-

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • splash milk if needed
  • green food coloring

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 48 mini muffin tins with paper liners and set side.
  • Melt butter and chocolate together in microwave. Stir in sugar and cocoa. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Stir in all dry ingredients. Spoon into prepared pan to fill 2/3 way. Unwrap Mint Truffle kisses and press 1 into each brownie bite. Bake 10-12 minutes or until brownie is thoroughly cooked. Cool completely.
  • For the frosting, whip all ingredients together in a large stand mixer until smooth and creamy. Frost the tops of each brownie bite and add a piece of mint truffle kiss to each one as decoration. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie bites, mini, mint truffle
Polaroid photo of granola bars

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41 Responses
  1. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Congratulations on your move! How exciting. Best of luck to you 🙂 Make some of these amazing bites to keep you company – they look fantastic!!

  2. Megan Pence

    Congrats on the big move!! I had about five different things running through my head of what the big news could be – ranging from “It’s a BABY!” to “OMG she got a book deal!” haha Portland – I APPROVE!!!
    Hooray again and btw, chocolate and mint is a match made in heaven.

  3. carly {carlyklock}

    Such exciting news! You are one heckuva lady for moving just before Christmas! I’m sure you will love the new place. Even more reason for me to visit Portland. xoxo

  4. Julie @ Table for Two

    this looks SO good!! and CONGRATS on the news!! that is so awesome!! I’ve never been to Portland before — I hear it’s gorgeous!! 🙂

  5. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    Heehee, these are adorable!! And congrats on your move–I think it’s really exciting. I’ve only heard wonderful things about Portland! Good luck with all the boxing.

    P.S. …”grody”? ‘Splain??

  6. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    Congrats!!! Moving just in time for Christmas?!! You will have some fun memories of Christmas in your new home. 🙂 These brownie bites are lovely- that last picture kills me!! Delicious! Merry Christmas, Lauren! xoxo

  7. Kathryn

    Congratulations on the move (and the reasons behind it!) I’ve always wanted to visit Portland and I’m sure it will be a fantastic move for you and your family 😀

    These are so cute – every time I try to make brownies in my mini-muffin tin, it’s a disaster but I will have to follow your recipe!

  8. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    these are so cute and i bet sooo tasty!

    i love andes mints, creme de menthe bars…anything like that…yum!

  9. Ann

    Wow – those are the coolest brownie bites! Not only do you have the treats on top, but when I saw you put one inside I almost swooned! …AND to top it off – they’re stunning! Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing and SO nice to meet you (Via Nat Perry)! BTW – Congratulations on your move to Portland!

  10. Zee @ The Recipe Code

    Lauren you keep surprising me every day with wonderful recipes.. Every day after reading your latest post I am like oh my gosh I HAVE to make this! and this and this one too 😀
    But my busy schedules hardly allow me to do much of cooking during the week 🙁
    I have a huge pile of your recipes waiting to be tried.. I hope I can make all those soon.. Till then can I have one of those pretty little cupcakes puhleeease? 😀

  11. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    Those are so cute, and they look picture perfect! I am really hoping I get the mini cupcake pan I asked for for Christmas!!!!! (That and a donut pan – I have so many recipes bookmarked for mini cupcakes and donuts, it is insane!)

  12. Geni

    I have been trying to figure out how to make my mint truffle brownies easily handle-able for the L.A. Bloggers’ Bake Sale next month and I think this is IT! Thanks! Love the photos because I recognize so much in them. I always use Sharfenberger or Chuao chocolate, have the Xoxo bowl and the le Creuset spatula. Looks like one of my posts. Kind of funny to recognize so much.

    The brownie bites look fantastic and gorgeous. Exactly what I will be going for at this bake sale so Thank you! Have a great weekend.

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