Frostbitten Red Velvet Brownie Bites
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Frostbitten Red Velvet Brownie Bites

Frostbitten Red Velvet Brownie Bites are delicious bite-sized red velvet brownies topped with cream cheese frosting, sparkling sugar & snowflake sprinkles. They are delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, red velvet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter- diced (1 stick)
  • 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate squares or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. table salt
  • 2 tbsp. liquid or gel red food coloring
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Icing

  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar sifted
  • White sparkling sugar opt.
  • Snowflake sprinkles opt

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 325.
  • Line a metal 9"x9" baking pan using either non-stick foil or regular foil sprayed with non-stick spray. (please do this- as it helps remove the brownies from the pan later on. This is a step I contemplated skipping & I'm so happy I didn't.)
  • Stir butter & chocolate in a heavy large saucepan over low heat until all is melted. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in sugar & then eggs- one at a time.
  • Stir in vanilla, salt & food coloring.
  • Sift flour & baking powder with a whisk. Stir into wet mixture & blend well.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  • Bake until puffed & dry looking- or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with some moist batter attached. (about 30-35 minutes).
  • Cool completely in pan on a rack. (I was impatient & stuck mine directly into the freezer to cool it faster)

Icing

  • Beat cream cheese & butter until lightly fluffy.
  • Add vanilla & lightly mix.
  • Add confectioners sugar & beat to combine. (if it's too thick- add a splash of milk)
  • Using the foil as an aid- lift brownies from pan & place on cutting board.
  • Remove foil from sides.
  • Spread cream cheese over brownies & add sparkles.
  • Cut brownies into bite size pieces.
  • To get a cleaner cut- wipe the knife after each slice.

Notes

In the future - I will probably cut the brownies first & make a little more frosting so I can pipe it on each bite. I think it will be more aesthetically pleasing & keep the fingers cleaner when grabbing for one.