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brownie bites

Brownie Bites with Buttercream Frosting Recipe

These brownie bites are super fun to make and to eat! Top them with any color of this easy buttercream frosting and watch them disappear at every gathering!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 brownie bites (approximately)
Author Lisa


Brownie Bites

  • 1 batch of my homemade brownies*
  • 1 cup chocolate mint candies optional


  • 1 cup butter softened*
  • 1 ½ tsps. vanilla or almond extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tbs milk
  • Food coloring optional


  • Make brownies, baking them in a large shallow baking sheet. Let them cool for several hours or overnight.

Butter Cream Frosting

  • Using a stand mixer cream the butter for a few minutes. If using butter and shortening cream them together.
  • Add in extract and mix until combined.
  • Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Let each cup mix in as much as possible before adding the next cup.
  • Add in the milk, one tablespoon at a time until the frosting is at your desired consistency. I used 5 tablespoons total.
  • Add in food coloring, if using, and mix until fully blended.

To assemble brownie bites

  • Using a small round or oval cookie cutter, cut out brownie bites from the cooled brownies.
  • Since the brownies are thin, stack them two high. If they won’t stick together on their own, put a tiny amount of frosting in between them to hold the brownies together.
  • Pipe on your frosting
  • Enjoy!


*You can use store bought brownies made from a box for this recipe too! *If you have shortening you can use ½ cup shortening and ½ cup butter for this recipe in place of 1 cup of butter. Recipe is adapted from Genius Kitchen’s: Decorator Buttercream Icing.