These cream filled brownie bites are a yummy mix-up on your basic brownie recipe. The best part of having a creamy filling is that you can make it any flavor your little heart desires! And top it all with a rich chocolate frosting? I just hope this doesn’t send you into a sugar coma!
I recently received a wonderful package of goodies from Cocoa Metro, who make amazing, non-alkalized chocolate products from organic Belgian chocolate (you can find their line of products in your local Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Meijers, and even some Targets!)
For this recipe, I used their Belgian Cocoa Powder and chocolate and vanilla extract (yes, the extract has chocolate AND vanilla in it!) Because of the flexibility of this recipe, if you want to change up the flavor, it is as simple as changing the flavor of the extract you use.
There are three different parts to this recipe — the brownies, the filling and the icing. I was able to make the filling while the brownies baked. I made the icing while the brownies cooled.
You want to make sure you have already made the “brownie sandwich” before you make the icing. The icing is spreadable as soon as you are done whisking it. However, if you allow it to cool, it will get clumpy and will be hard to spread.
After you frost the brownies, it works best to refrigerate them for about 10 minutes to allow everything to set. This makes it easier to cut into squares without the filling oozing out.
I cut my Cream Filled Brownie Bites into small squares, however you can cut yours into any size or shape you like. You can also top with nuts, berries, candy pieces — whatever you’d like. This is a highly customizable recipe, which is one of the reasons I love it!