I wanted to make something extra special to be for the mommy-to-be at this weekend’s baby shower, since there are few things that light up her eyes more than a yummy dessert… a girl after my own heart who loves to end each meal on a sweet note!
Here’s what I came up with, but not without the help of my friend Betsy, who I like to refer to as my personal Pillsbury Help Center. With her natural knack for confection perfection, not to mention her incredible job within the Pillsbury baking division at General Mills, she prevents my baking disasters with her great tips, without batting an eyelash. (I’ve been begging her for years to start a baking blog… fingers crossed!)
Fudgey Frosted Brownies with Sprinkles
I started with this delish fudge brownie recipe from Butter Me Up, Brooklyn, which is extra dense and perfect for frosting and dipping. Instead of baking in the brownie pan, however, I used mini muffin pans and reduced the bake time to 15 minutes, checking frequently to make sure they weren’t getting too crisp.
Here’s the fun part:
- Use white chocolate Candy Melts (Wilton brand, available at Michael’s), and follow package directions to melt down in a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, fill with sprinkles.
- Dip brownie lightly into the melted white chocolate, making sure the brownie bites are generously coated on top and around the top edge.
- Next, dip the frosted end directly into the sprinkles, and shake lightly before turning over.
- Before serving, I let the finished bites set in the fridge for a few hours. Delish!
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