Brownie Bites with Mint Buttercream (GAPS/ Paleo)

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I don’t use my mini muffin pans often, they usually just collect dust. But when I got the idea for brownies and mint frosting, I knew they needed to be tiny :). Very rich!

I had a few mishaps with the frosting. I used palm shortening (yucky). I made the perfect tasting frosting that turned gray when I tried to color it (lovely). And I made some pretty decent tasting frosting that turned out the color of guacamole. It was kind of pretty but not too appetizing?

The brownies were easy, I just used this recipe from Grain Free Foodies. They always turn out wonderful!

Brownie Bites

*2/3 cup honey

*1/2 cup melted pasture butter (you can sub ghee or coconut oil and add 1/4 tsp sea salt)

*1 Tbsp vanilla extract

*3 pastured eggs, room temperature

*1 cup blanched almond flour (I like Honeyville)

*1/2 cup cocoa

*1/4 tsp. baking soda

Warm the butter and the honey until just melted. Add room temperature eggs and other wet ingredients and mix. Combine dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into lined mini muffin tins.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-16 minutes. Makes about 32.

Mint Buttercream

*1 Tbsp cold water + 1/2 tsp grassfed gelatin

*1/2 cup honey

*1 cup pasture butter, softened

*1 egg yolk

*1 Tbsp mint extract (see note!!!)

*dark green romaine juice, for color (optional)

In a small cup, sprinkle gelatin over cold water. When gelatin is softened, heat the mixture until liquid. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix honey, butter, egg yolk and mint extract. Add gelatin.  Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until smooth. Add romaine juice if using until the mixture is the color you want. Pipe the buttercream onto cooled brownie bites.

Important note: I used Simply Organic mint extract. I have a feeling if you use a different mint extract, you could need a different amount! Simply Organic contains sunflower oil and mint.

This is another re-creation of one of my mom’s famous recipes, mint frosted brownies. Thanks, Mom 🙂

Let me know how it goes!

This post was shared on Healing with Food Friday.