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Thin Mint Brownie Bites

17 Mar

For the fun of St. Patrick’s Day, I made these simple brownie treats with a touch of green, thanks to the recipe idea from The Traveling Spoon. These incorporate Thin Mints, my favorite Girl Scout Cookies! Brownie bites are easier to serve than the traditional brownies, with no utensils or clean-up needed. Just pop them into your mouth!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Box of brownie mix of your choice (I used Duncan Hines Fudge Brownies)
  • 1 sleeve of Thin Mints (crushed)
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1.5 – 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 4 drops of green food coloring

DIRECTIONS:

For the brownie batter: Follow the directions on the box, and stir in crushed Thin Mints. Place mini paper liners into 2 mini muffin pans. No greasing needed. (I used 1 mini and 1 regular pan because that is all I had on-hand). Pour 1 tablespoon of brownie batter into each liner.

For the green marble-like icing: Stir together all these ingredients. Icing should be a little bit thick and not runny. Place a little dollop of icing on top of each brownie batter, and then swirl it with a knife to create a marble-like effect.

Bake in a preheated oven at 325F for about 14-17 minutes. Watch the brownies towards the end to make sure they don’t overflow. Cool brownies in pan for about 20 minutes. Put the extra icing in an icing bag or Ziploc bag with the corner tip cut-off, and decorate a green touch on top of the brownie. Enjoy the luck of the Irish!

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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Desserts, Holiday Food Fun

 

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