Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sugar-Dusted {Valentine} Brownie Bites

Whenever I think of Valentine's Day, I immediately think sweet, decadent and indulgent. Typically this translates into something chocolate and today I'm sharing one of the easiest treat recipes I've ever made. These sugar-dusted Valentine brownie bites make the perfect dessert whether you're looking for a quick classroom party snack or a tasty post-romantic-dinner-for-two treat. 

What's even better? This dessert can be tailored for any holiday and it all starts with boxed brownie mix. I told you it was easy.

Prep time: 30 minutes Start to Finish: 1 hour 30 minutes Calories: 140 (1 cupcake)

What you'll need: 

1 box brownie mix
Water, eggs and oil according to brownie mix box
24 paper cupcake cups
Confectioner's sugar
Sifter (optional)

What you'll do: 

1. Heat oven to 350*F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18-24 regular size muffin cups. Spray cups with cooking spray. Make brownie batter as directed on box. 

2. Fill each baking cup 1/2 way with batter. 

3. Bake 20-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20 minutes and then carefully remove paper baking cups from muffins. Cool upside down about 15 minutes or until completely cool. 

4. Cut small heart shape from paper or cardboard box. Place on bottom of cupcake and sift confectioner's sugar over cupcake. Carefully remove heart and repeat with remaining cupcakes!

I have had such fun challenging myself each week to come up with projects for the Dog Days (of Winter) Are Over project challenge. Even more so, I've loved browsing through each and every one of the projects that YOU'VE created and linked up! I can't wait to be inspired by what you've been baking, making and decorating for this week's LOVE IT challenge.  

Don't forget, if you link up your project on just one of our blogs it will be seen on all NINE!


  1. Yum! might have to try these for Valentines. Thank you for the amazing link-up's that you have on your blog. I hope one day I have a blog as successful as yours.

  2. I Can't wait to try -- I love the idea of adding some 'extra love' to brownies this valentines day with some sugar dusted hearts!

  3. These are so cute!! They look delicious too!! Thanks for sharing AP!!

  4. Love the idea of making these in cupcake cups! I'm not doing any design, but I am making these for our Superbowl party today! Easy t grab during commercials;-) Thanks!

  5. LOVE how easy this is! I will be making these today for my fiancée, really mostly for me ;) love your blog! Just recently started following it and I adore you and your family!

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  7. These are too cute! What a fun and easy way to turn them into a festive treat. :)

  8. These look so amazing! I might give it a shot for V-day, great dessert idea!

  9. These make me want to lick the screen....and it's pretty dirty so that's something.


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