Valentine’s Day is almost here- are you still trying to figure out the perfect treat to make for the Valentine’s Day Party? These Pink Frosted Brownie Bites are the perfect solution! (Be sure to check out my trick below that makes them super easy to frost!)
Thank you to the J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring this post!
The kids and I spent last Sunday afternoon making these cute brownie bites for a party we attended. We made the brownies using the Pillsbury™ Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix (love this mix- makes the perfect brownies using just one bowl and a spoon) and the Pillsbury™ Funfetti Frosting in Hot Pink.
I have to give props to the Funfetti™ Frosting… I normally add specialty food coloring gel to get this shade of pink, but the Pillsbury Frosting was this shade straight out of the tub. AND came with pink sprinkles!!! It’s a pink lover’s dream and so perfect for Valentine’s Day! (
I’ve never really had the skills to make my frosted cupcakes look pretty, but the size of these little brownie bites are just perfect for frosting. All it took was one little squeeze with an open star decorating tip to make the perfect little topper.
Yes- that is my 10 year old son frosting these cupcakes!
I couldn’t find my metal star tip that I usually just stick in a plastic sandwich baggie to frost with, but I remembered I had this easy decorator in my pantry- and it had the open star tip I needed. (I’ve had this decorating kit at least 15 years and I think I’ve only used it once to make deviled eggs- definitely need to use it more.)
The trick to making the brownie bites easy to frost?
Use a small teaspoon to create a depression in the top of the brownie bite when the brownies are still hot from the oven. (I used a 1/2 tsp.) The depression will hold more frosting and is the perfect shape to just squeeze in a little star shape dollop of frosting.
Check out my video below showing how easy it is to add the frosting:
A couple of tips:
- Be sure to really grease the mini muffin tin well so the brownie bites will pop out easily.
- Let the brownies cool almost completely. You may need to run a knife just around the tops of the brownies to loosen them.
- Add the sprinkles immediately after the frosting so they will stick!
Be sure to stock up on these Pillsbury™ Brownie Mixes and Frostings on your next trip to Walmart. It’s so great to have them on hand for the next time you need to mix up a moment!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.