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

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

Ingredients

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!

Instructions

  • 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.