Candy Cane Brownie Bites – a seasonal brownie treat with peppermint frosting and candy cane pieces.
Hello, y’all! Jamie here from Love Bakes Good Cakes! This year is flying by – I can hardly believe we’re already at the end of the year and getting ready for all things Christmas! Please, tell me I’m not alone!
Life seems more hectic this time of year. Between office parties and holiday parties with family and friends, having a few easy, seasonal recipes are a must! One of my favorites is this Candy Cane Brownie Bites recipe! You can dress up a store-bought mix or use your favorite homemade recipe – I’ve included a link to my favorite homemade brownie recipe at the end of this post. Top the brownies off with a super simple peppermint buttercream frosting and a sprinkle of candy cane pieces for a delicious treat that will have your guests coming back for more!
If you have a brownie squares baking mold, it makes it even easier to make these little bites! It’s not a necessary item, but it is a nice item to have! No need to cut them into bars! 🙂 Without the brownie bite pan, you will need to cut the brownies into small squares. They should be able to be eaten in a bite or two – so don’t make them too big! I chose to put a swirly topping of frosting on my brownies, but you can spread the frosting on top if you would prefer. Personally, I like the extra little touch with the swirl!
If you need a homemade gift idea, these brownies would be much appreciated by anyone who receives them! Wrap them up in a pretty tissue paper-lined box …. bam – gift done!
- 1 box brownie mix or your favorite homemade recipe
- Ingredient to make brownies
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ tsp. peppermint extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp. milk
- candy cane pieces
- Prepare brownies according to package or recipe directions. Cool.
- Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by beating the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the peppermint extract, powdered sugar and milk. Beat until thoroughly combined, stopping the machine and scrapping down the sides of the bowl once. If the frosting seems thick, add a bit more milk to desired consistency.
- Cut brownies into pieces - about 1½-inches square. Pipe frosting on top of the brownies. Sprinkle candy cane pieces on top.