I Love You Brownies Recipe
A basic brownie bite recipe with fun and festive cream cheese frosting.
1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cold large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
6 to 7 cups powdered sugar
Red food coloring
Preheat oven to 325F.
Position oven rack to lower third of the oven.
Line 2 trays of mini muffin tins with muffin lines, or grease well with butter.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat, then add sugar and salt, and stir until well combined.
Add the cocoa powder stir until the mixture smooth.
Remove the saucepan from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one.
Once well blended add the flour and stir for 2 minutes.
Spoon the batter into the prepared mini muffin tins, filling 1/2 full.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a brownie is only slightly moist with batter, about 15 to 20 minutes.
In the meanwhile, with an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Add the vanilla extract and salt.
With the mixer on low and add powdered sugar until the mixture is smooth.
If you want 3 colors of icing, then divide frosting into 3 separate bowls.
Pink Frosting: Just add 1 drop of red food coloring to your mix.
Red Frosting: Add red food coloring, until the desired color is reached.
Use a piping bag (or else you can cut a tip out of a zip loc bag) and create frosting hearts on your brownie bites.