Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosted Brownie Bites

by Megan on February 14, 2014

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Ok guys, let’s listen to this song and live our lives! I hope you all have had the best Valentine’s Day! Mine’s been weird-ish this year, but don’t worry, to me Sunday is the big day. I bought a new coral dress and will wear heart tights and plan on making a million mini foods and over-serving mimosas to my favorites.

In the meantime, I totally made these twice last weekend. Once for my friend’s baby shower and once so I could photograph them for you guys! I brought them to work this week and they were a hit! So feel free to bake them up and pop them in a chocolate box and give them to a hottie, or to anyone except your dog since they’re chocolate and all. Hope you all feel loved today!

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting topped Brownie Bites // take a megabite

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosted Brownie Bites
Recipe from here and Southern Food

Ingredients:

brownies –

  • 1/2 cup (1 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar (I used a mixture of light + dark)
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 cups flour
  • 1/4 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate

frosting –

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 T butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 3/4 – 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Butter or spray with cooking spray, the bottom of a 9 inch square baking dish; cut a piece of parchment paper to line the bottom of the pan so that it overlaps two sides. (You’ll be able to lift out the brownies with the parchment paper later on.) Press into the greased surface.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, and chocolate. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. If the chocolate is not softened continue to microwave at 20-second intervals, removing before completely melted, stirring until smooth.
  3. Beat eggs and vanilla into the melted chocolate with a wooden spoon. Beat in the flour and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks. Pour batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Run a knife around the edge of the pan and lift out with the parchment paper. Allow to cool completely. Cut into small squares.
  5. Make frosting by beating together the cream cheese, butter, caramel, vanilla and a cup of powdered sugar. Add more and beat longer until it is thick enough to pipe. Pipe onto the brownie bites. Sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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It’s true! P.S. My annual Valentine’s Brunch is Sunday. Follow along on Instagram for sneak peeks.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Well aren’t these the cutest!!! Love that caramel cream cheese!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Thanks, Katrina! This frosting has my heart!

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Cindy February 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm

few things say love like chocolate and salted caramel! I will definitely be sneaking peaks at your brunch and feeling sad for missing out this year! No mostly-champagne mimosas for me, sigh.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

I missed you so much this year!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Sounds like a good Sunday you have planned! I love anything involving salted caramel, especially when they are cute bite-sized desserts.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Yeah! Minis forever!

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Billy February 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I want to work with you so I can have these all the time the end.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

I wish you did! It’d be the most fun.

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Tieghan February 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

This is love in the best form!! Chocolate and salted caramel! Perfection!

Have fun Sunday!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Thanks, Tieghan!

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Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com February 15, 2014 at 1:30 am

Um, I guess my brunch invitation got lost in the mail? Ahhhk-ward! I’ll still follow along on IG, though, because being a food voyeur is the next best thing to being there in person. Adorable brownie bites!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

😉 Thanks!

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Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) February 15, 2014 at 5:12 am

Awww, baby brownies! That’s a top notch frosting to brownie ratio you’ve got going on there.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Thanks, girl!

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Maryea {happy healthy mama} February 15, 2014 at 7:50 am

I love small, bite-sized desserts! These look perfect. I just love brownies with caramel.

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Thanks, Maryea!

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Sarah February 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Ready and waiting to stalk instagram, yo!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Hellz yeah!

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Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen February 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

I sure love brownies, but all I really need here is a bowl of that frosting and a spoon…salted caramel is the most glorious food ever. Hope your V-Day brunch was awesome!

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Yes! And thanks!

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Lynna March 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Omg, the salted caramel frosting is totally calling my name!! I want all of these!

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