I don’t know how it happened, but we are more than halfway through our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies and Crafts blog series!! It’ll be Christmas Eve this time next week!! I don’t know how that happened either. What I do know is how easy and DELICIOUS this tuxedo brownie bites recipe is!!
We used the new Williams-Sonoma nonstick brownies bite pan for the first time this weekend and LOVED it!! The bites came out perfectly. No sticking!! And the best part is that these bites can’t be confused for mini chocolate cupcakes at get-togethers and parties 🙂
Tuxedo brownie bites are decadent, but not too sweet. We like Betty Crocker’s Fudge Brownie Mix for the actual brownies (that’s partly what makes them so easy). Mom likes them more cake-y, which is what these are, I like mine a little more fudge-y. But you can bake yours however you like by following the instructions on the box of brownie mix.
The raspberry jam (not part of the original recipe, we added it) on top of the brownie bites is the perfect blend of tart and sweet, and a nice little surprise between the chocolate of the brownie and the fluffy goodness that is the frosting. Now, about this frosting… It’s white chocolate, milk, sugar, cream cheese, and cool whip. And it is DELICIOUS!! Probably one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted. It took everything in me not to stick my face in the bowl and lick it completely clean. That didn’t stop the spoon though… I also happen to know that you will have plenty of frosting leftover. It goes great on waffles, I’ll have you know 😉
Edible decorations really are the best decorations, aren’t they? Our tuxedo brownie bites even look a bit like Christmas with the red raspberry and mint leaf as garnish. You can also shave milk and white chocolate on top. We didn’t, but you can 🙂 The mint is a lovely touch on them by the way.
Oh, and we once again had a baking tragedy this weekend. The eggs used to make the brownies? Yeah, the first two rolled off the counter and plop-plopped on the floor. Have you dropped an egg before? It’s ridiculously hard to clean up. Such a mess. One that the dogs would have happily cleaned up if we’d let them (which we did not).
So, are you ready to make some tuxedo brownie bites??
- Nonstick cooking spray with flour (if not using a nonstick pan)
- 1 package fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients to make cake or fudge-like brownies, your choice - we like Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix)
- Raspberry jam, seedless (one teaspoon per bite should do it)
- 2 squares (1 oz) white chocolate for baking
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup frown whipped topping, thawed (i.e. cool whip)
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- Peppermint leaves (optional)
- Shaved white and milk chocolate (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spray mini muffin/cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour (if not using a nonstick pan).
- Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for cake or fudge-like brownies (your preference).
- Fill wells of pan two-thirds full.
- Bake 14 minutes or until edges are set. (Do not over bake.)
- Remove pan from oven; immediately press tops of brownies to make indentations. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes.
- Remove brownies from pan; cool completely.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Next, combine white chocolate and milk in large microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir until smooth; cool slightly.
- In large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar; mix well.
- Gradually stir in white chocolate mixture until smooth.
- Fold in whipped topping until completely combined.
- Top each brownie bite with one teaspoon raspberry jam. Spread it slightly so that it's mostly smooth.
- Pipe white chocolate, cream cheese topping onto each bite.
- Top with fresh raspberries and mint leaves (optional).
- Shave white and/or milk chocolate over the top (optional).
- Serve or enjoy!!
More from our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies and Crafts blog series:
- Mrs Fields Eggnog Cookies
- Sharpie Paint Pens: Christmas Glasses
- DIY Holiday Hostess Gifts
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
- Glitter Heart Ornaments
- DIY Christmas Ornaments
- Noodle Bake Recipe
- Christmas Cocktails: Cranberry, Pomegranate & Prosecco
- DIY Gold Glitter Mason Jars