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 that middle 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 projects in this recipe — the brownies, the filling and the icing. I found I was able to do the filling while the brownies baked, and then the icing while the brownies cooled. When making the icing, you want to make sure you have first completed the steps to complete the “brownie sandwich”. The icing is spreadable as soon as you are done whisking the mixture, however if you allow it to cool, it will get clumpy and will be hard to spread.
After you have completed the frosting, my suggestion is to place the completed project in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to allow everything to set. This will make it easier to cut into squares without the filling oozing out. I cut my finished project into small squares, however you can cut the finished product into any size or shape you would like. You can also top with nuts, berries, candy pieces — whatever you’d like. This is a highly customizable project, which is one of the reasons I love it!