Hidden Pot of Gold Brownie Cups!

St. Patrick's Day Hidden Pot of Gold Brownie Cups!

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! It’s time to whip up a mini delicious treat that is perfect for the holiday.  I love these brownie cups for all occasions because they are always the first to go at parties (because they’re oh so delicious). It’s easy to give them a St. Patrick’s Day “twist” with a secret surprise! These brownie cups hide a POT O’ GOLD for all the lucky leprechauns.

If you’re making these for kids (or even adults), try only having one special brownie cup hold the gold and give a prize to the child who selects that brownie cup! They’ll have a blast and will love seeing the special gold inside this easy-to-make treat.

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Brownie CupsSt. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Brownie CupsSt. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Brownie CupsSt. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Brownie Cups

You can certainly customize these yummies to your liking! You could add shamrock sprinkles (let the kids help!) or even add a ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract for a minty dessert. If you’re in a hurry, use a store-bought brownie mix or even store-bought brownie cups. Below is the full recipe + how-to!

Hidden Pot of Gold Brownie Cups


24 brownie cups

Try this easy and delicious St. Patrick's Day treat with your family!


    For the Brownie Cups:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 /2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • green food coloring gel
  • gold Sprinkles, gold stars, or other edible gold decorations!


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt ½ cup butter for brownie cups. Add to sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir with wooden spoon.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder until combined. Stir into wet ingredients with wooden spoon just until mixed. Do not beat or overmix.
  4. Scoop 2 teaspoon size amounts into a greased mini muffin pan (with each cavity about halfway full).
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until releasing from edges and a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  6. Let cool and use back of a wooden spoon to push down brownie center for gold. Pour in gold sprinkles.
  7. In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, beat together butter and 2 cups powdered sugar. Add additional sugar 1 cup at a time. Add cream (or milk) and food coloring. Beat for 2-3 minutes on medium until light and fluffy.
  8. Using a piping bag and fluted tip, swirl on a dollop of frosting to each brownie cup to hide the gold surprise! Top with a shamrock decoration or sprinkles.
St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Brownie Cups

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    Alissa S. says

    I made these for a St. Patrick’s Day get together this past Sunday, and they were such a big hit! Everyone loved them, and I didn’t tell anyone there was gold in it until they bit into it! The look on their face!


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