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

Hidden Pot of Gold Brownie Cups

Try this easy and delicious St. Patrick's Day treat with your family!
Servings 24 brownie cups


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!


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Melt ½ cup butter for brownie cups. Add to sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir with wooden spoon.
  • 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.
  • Scoop 2 teaspoon size amounts into a greased mini muffin pan (with each cavity about halfway full).
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until releasing from edges and a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool and use back of a wooden spoon to push down brownie center for gold. Pour in gold sprinkles.
  • 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.
  • 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.