Mini Brownie Cups with Peppermint Buttercream are chewy bites of chocolate brownie with a creamy peppermint buttercream that literally melts in your mouth. Perfect little treats to add to your holiday cookie platter or to leave out for Santa!
Prepare mini muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray or lining with mini paper cup liners.
Heat butter in sauce pan over stove top until just melted. Remove from heat.
Whisk in sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, and salt until combined.
Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir until just combined.
Place 1 tbsp scoop of dough into each mini muffin tin.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and top of brownie is no longer wet.
Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Remove cups from muffin pan and finish cooling on cooling rack.
To make the buttercream
Melt the butter in the microwave in a mixing bowl.
Add confectioners sugar and peppermint extract to melted butter and stir. Sugar will be lumpy.
Add milk, 1 tbsp at a time until buttercream is of spreading consistency. Frost and decorate brownie cups as desired.
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