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Easy Grasshopper Brownie Bites

Created January 10, 2017
Chocolate and mint unite in this swoon-worthy brownie recipe that’s perfect for a St. Paddy’s Day party! MORE+ LESS-
Grasshopper Brownie Bites

Crème de menthe brownies, also known as grasshopper brownies, are famous for their three decadent layers: the fudgy brownie base, minty filling and chocolate glaze. If you can’t get enough of the chocolate-mint combo, then this recipe is for you! It’s a mini version of the classic treat, but it’s baked in a muffin tin instead of a 13x9-inch pan, giving you adorable brownie cups that are party-perfect.

To make these grasshopper brownie bites, you’ll need a box of Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix plus the ingredients listed on the box (water, oil and eggs). You’ll also need powdered sugar, butter, crème de menthe liqueur and semi-sweet chocolate chips. If you’d rather not use alcohol, no need to worry! You can substitute the crème de menthe for mint extract and green food coloring.

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First, heat the oven to 350°F and spray 15 regular-sized muffin cups with cooking spray. Prepare the brownie batter by combining the brownie mix, water, oil and eggs.

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Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full of batter and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges of the brownie cups appear dry, but the centers are still soft. (If you prefer cake-like brownies, bake them for 1-2 minutes more.)

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Let the brownies cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Meanwhile, begin making the crème de menthe frosting by beating butter, powdered sugar and crème de menthe liqueur in a medium bowl with an electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until the frosting is smooth and creamy (add more liqueur if needed until you reach desired consistency).

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Make the chocolate glaze next by melting the chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler, or heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, just until smooth. Remove from the heat and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken.

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Now it’s time to assemble the brownie bites! Spread the frosting on top of each brownie cup and then top with a spoonful of the chocolate glaze.

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Sprinkle with some chocolate sprinkles if you’d like (though this is totally optional). Let the brownie bites sit for 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden, then enjoy!