Friday, September 30, 2011

Rolo Brownie Bites with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

I swooned and thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I came across these tasty tasty two-bite treats at Cook Lisa Cook

What a brilliant combo of my favorite flavors...chocolate and caramel.

(I think I've always been partial to caramel because my dear mama was too!)

There isn't much more I can say...these adorable little bites of DE.LI.CIOUS speak for themselves!

A brownie mix and Rolo candies!  It just doesn't get much easier than that!!!

And the caramel cream cheese frosting puts them over the top!

Of course, they're great without the frosting, but what the heck...they're little, so you can make them prettier...and who could believe it....tastier too??? 

Unwrapping the rolos is a great job for kids...go borrow your neighbors if you don't have any others available...they would love to do that for a yummy 'fee' of enjoying a few candies...

ROLO BROWNIE BITES WITH CARAMEL CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 box fudge brownie mix, and ingredients called for per instructions (or your favorite homemade recipe)
24 Rolo candies (plus extra for snacking!=)
4 Tbs. butter, softened to room temperature
4 ozs. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 Tbs. caramel sauce (ice cream topping)
1 c. powdered sugar

Remove all the wrappers and refrigerate the Rolos. Preheat oven to 325. Prepare brownies according to package directions. 

Grease a 24 cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray and fill each cup 3/4 full with batter.  Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove from oven and immediately press a Rolo, smaller side down, into the center of each brownie bite until the top of the Rolo is even with the top of the brownie bite.

Cool for a couple of minutes then carefully remove the brownie bites from the pan to a cooking rack.  Allow to cool completely.

Frosting: Whip the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the caramel sauce and blend.  Add the powdered sugar and whip until creamy and smooth.  Using a pastry or plastic bag with a piping tip, pipe the frosting onto the top of each brownie bite.  Chill in the refrigerator to set the frosting a bit before serving.


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