Pot of gold brownies

By Eat More Chocolate Team      

April 15, 2015

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These brownies are perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

  • Yields: 24 brownie cups


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.


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!