Ferrero Rocher Brownie Bites with Caramel-Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 (18.5 oz. box) brownie mix (plus necessary eggs, oil & water per package instructions - or your favorite homemade recipe)
  • 24 Ferrero Rocher candies (or Rolo candies)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons caramel "sauce"
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F.
  2. Prepare brownies according to package directions. Grease a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray and fill each cup approximately 3/4 full with batter. Bake for 12-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and immediately press a candy into the center of each brownie bite. (The top of the candy will protrude a bit from the's'll cover it with icing.) Cool for a couple of minutes in the tin then carefully remove the brownie bites from the pan to a cooking rack. Allow to cool completely.
  3. To make the frosting, use the paddle attachment on a stand mixer and beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the caramel sauce* and blend. Add the confectioners 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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