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Add a bit of sparkle to the holiday season with these festive Christmas Brownie Bites. Bite sized brownies topped with an ultra creamy chocolate frosting and topped with glitter sprinkles!

Mini brownies on a plate.
Christmas Brownie Bites

Make these fun Christmas Brownie Bites this holiday season. If you love Fudgy Chocolate Brownies, then you are going to love these little bites. The perfect mini bites topped with the best creamy and light chocolate frosting. These will be fun for the kids to help out with or to serve at a grown up Christmas party this year.

Close up of Christmas brownie bites on a plate.
Mini Christmas Brownie Bites

What are These Mini Brownie Bites Like

  • Difficulty – These are about medium difficulty. They are not difficult at all, but to achieve the correct frosting texture you really need to strictly follow the recipe and mixing times.
  • Taste – A fantastic chocolatey moist mini brownie topped with an ultra creamy chocolate frosting. Delicious!
  • Serving – This recipe makes 48 mini brownie bites. You can scale the recipe up or down in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Christmas brownie bites with sprinkles and frosting.
Christmas Brownie Bites

Ingredients

For the brownies

  • Chocolate – I used semi sweet chocolate for this recipe.
  • Butter – It’s best to use unsalted real butter.
  • Sugar – Granulated white sugar
  • Eggs – Use large eggs at room temperature.
  • Vanilla – Vanilla extract adds flavour to baked goods.
  • Flour – All purpose flour is the best flour to use for brownies.
  • Salt – Regular table salt helps enhance flavours in the brownies.

For the frosting

  • Butter – Unsalted butter at room temperature.
  • Confectioners sugar – This is also referred to as powdered or icing sugar.
  • Cocoa powder – I used regular unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Cream – Heavy whipping cream will work best.
  • Vanilla – Vanilla extract helps enhance the flavours.
  • Salt – Salt also brings out flavours.
  • Sprinkles – I used a mix of green and pink glitter sprinkles. You can use any kind of festive sprinkles.

NOTE, The full ingredient list and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Ingredients to make Christmas brownie bites.
Ingredients to make the Christmas Brownie Bites

Instructions

For the brownies

  1. Preheat oven – Preheat oven to 350 degrees f/180 degrees c. Grease or line with paper liners 2 x 24 count mini muffin pans. Set aside. * This recipe makes 48 mini brownies*
  2. Combine chocolate and butter – In a saucepan set over low heat, add the butter and chopped semi sweet chocolate. Stir until melted and remove from heat to cool. About 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Combine flour and salt – In a medium sized bowl sift together the flour and salt. Set aside.
  4. Mix eggs, sugar and vanilla – In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated and smooth, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  5. Finish brownie batter – Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs and sugar and stir until just incorporated. Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until incorporated.
  6. Bake – Pour the batter evenly into prepared muffin pans and bake for about 15 minutes. Leave them in the pan to cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting:

  1. Mix butter and sugar – In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar on high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as necessary.
  2. Add cocoa powder, vanilla and salt – Add the cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Mix until combined, just about a minute.
  3. Add cream – Add the cream, one tablespoon at a time, on medium low speed until combined. About a minute.
  4. Mix frosting – Turn the mixer to high speed and continue to mix for about 5 minutes until the frosting is light, fluffy and shiny.
  5. Decorate brownie bites – Once the brownies have cooled completely, remove from the muffin pans. Frost with the chocolate frosting and add sprinkles.

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t over mix batter – Over mixing will result in cake like and possible dry brownies
  • Make sure you measure the ingredients correctly – If you add just a little too much flour, the brownies will be more cake like than chewy.
  • Don’t over bake them – Remember, all ovens are different and yours could take a little shorter or a little longer time than mine. They are done when you insert a toothpick in the centre and it comes out with moist crumbs.
  • Making the frosting – It’s very important to whip the frosting for the stated time in the recipe card. this is a light and fluffy frosting and requires mixing for about 10 minutes in total. Please don’t skip this step.
Mini brownies on a white plate.
Mini Chocolate Brownies with Whipped Chocolate Frosting

Substitutions

For The Brownies:

  • Sugar – this recipe calls for granulated white sugar, but you can use light packed brown sugar. The texture may change slightly, but they will still be fudgy.
  • Chocolate – I used semi sweet baking chocolate. You can use semi sweet chocolate chips if you have those. They will melt faster than chopped chocolate chunks as well.

For The Frosting:

  • No changes – I don’t recommend making any changes to the Chocolate Frosting. It’s taken me a while to develop this recipe to this perfect fluffy perfection. Please follow the instructions and measurements in the recipe card for perfect frosting.
Brownie bites on a white plate and in a white Christmas tree plate.
Mini Brownie Bites

Serving and Storage

  • At room temperature – These brownies should be served at room temperature. You can store them at room temperature in and airtight container up to three days.
  • Store in the refrigerator – You can also keep these brownies in an airtight container up to five days. It’s important to remove them from the fridge and bring them to room temperature before serving.
  • In the freezer – These un frosted brownies can be stored in the freezer up to one month. Bake the brownies according to instructions and leave to cool completely. Wrap in freezer proof plastic wrap and store in the freezer up to one month. Before frosting and serving, remove from freezer and allow to defrost completely.
Christmas brownie bites on a white plate.
Christmas Brownie Bites

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the three types of brownies?

Brownies can be either chewy, fudgy or cakey. Chewy brownies are compact and they have a chewy bite to them. Fudgy brownies are dense, gooey and moist. And cakey brownies are a similar texture to cake.

What makes brownies fudgy?

Fudgy brownies have a higher fat content. In this case, the recipe is high in butter and chocolate compared to flour. If you want to make a cakey brownie, you would need to add more flour.

Mini brownies on a Christmas tree plate.
Christmas Brownie Bites


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Mini brownies on a plate.
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Christmas Brownie Bites

Add a bit of sparkle to the holiday season with these festive Christmas Brownie Bites. Bite sized brownies topped with an ultra creamy chocolate frosting and topped with glitter sprinkles!
Prep Time35 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: brownies, christmas recipes, holiday desserts
Servings: 48 Brownie bites
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

For the brownies

  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 Cup butter unsalted
  • 2/3 Cup all purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

For the frosting

  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • sprinkles

Instructions

For the brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees f/180 degrees c. Grease or line with paper liners 2 x 24 count mini muffin pans. Set aside. * This recipe makes 48 mini brownies*
  • In a saucepan set over low heat, add the butter and chopped semi sweet chocolate. Stir until melted and remove from heat to cool. About 2 – 3 minutes.
  • In a medium sized bowl sift together the flour and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated and smooth, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs and sugar and stir until just incorporated. Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter evenly into prepared muffin pans and bake for about 15 minutes. Leave them in the pan to cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting and decorating

  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar on high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as necessary.
  • Add the cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Mix until combined, just about a minute.
  • Add the cream, one tablespoon at a time, on medium low speed until combined. About a minute.
  • Turn the mixer to high speed and continue to mix for about 5 minutes until the frosting is light, fluffy and shiny.
  • Once the brownies have cooled completely, remove from the muffin pans. Frost with the chocolate frosting and add sprinkles.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Notes

  1. Don’t over mix batter – Over mixing will result in cake like and possible dry brownies
  2. Make sure you measure the ingredients correctly – If you add just a little too much flour, the brownies will be more cake like than chewy.
  3. Don’t over bake them – Remember, all ovens are different and yours could take a little shorter or a little longer time than mine. They are done when you insert a toothpick in the centre and it comes out with moist crumbs.
  4. Making the frosting – It’s very important to whip the frosting for the stated time in the recipe card. this is a light and fluffy frosting and requires mixing for about 10 minutes in total. Please don’t skip this step.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Brownie Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.004mg0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on November 29th, 2023
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