Simple chocolate brownie bites are topped with frosting that tastes just like hot chocolate. Don’t forget the marshmallows on top!
I may not be the biggest chocolate fan when it stands alone and neither do I enjoy a glass of cold chocolate milk. However, if you place a mug of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows in front of me, nothing can prevent me from draining it (except maybe if it’s made with water instead of milk). So when I discovered that my friend Heather created a hot chocolate frosting I could not wait to try it – it quite literally tastes just like hot chocolate and it therefore spoon-worthy. Seriously, other than cream cheese or peanut butter frosting I rarely have the urge to eat frosting alone off a spoon but this stuff rocks. I have already used Dollop Gourmet Hot Chocolate Frosting on top of Greek yogurt thumbprint cookies and now I’ve been caught in the act of dolloping again. This time on top of brownies.
P.S. It’s also National Hot Chocolate Day, so if you live in the northeast you better run out and buy some of this frosting. I know I plan to snag a bunch (including the other 3 flavors) when I am home in Rochester for the holidays. Heck I’m tempted to mix it into some hot milk to make frosting-hot chocolate!
One year ago: Pinto Bean Breakfast Patty Melts
Two years ago: Chewy Molasses Cookies
Three years ago: Andes Crème de Menthe Chocolate Cookies
HOT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE BITES
Makes 24 mini brownie bites
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 Tbsp water
1-1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
Marshmallow bits, for gasrnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, butter, and water. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until butter is melted.
- Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips until melted.
- Stir in egg and vanilla extract. Add flour and baking soda, stirring until blended.
- Allow to cool to room temperature. Then, stir in the remaining chocolate chips.
- Spoon tablespoons of batter into muffin cups.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out slightly wet. Place pan on wire rack to cool.
- Once brownies are cooled, remove from pan. Top each with about 2 teaspoons of frosting and top with marshmallow bits.
* Want to make it easier? Use a boxed brownie mix and ingredients on box.
Source: Adapted from my Brownie Peanut Butter Cups.