Brownie Bites with Strawberry Fluff Frosting {and a Valentine from Harry and David!}

brownie bites with strawberry marshmallow fluff frosting

If you could have watched our two girls when they walked in the front door, home from a day at school, and their eyes locked on these Brownie Bites with Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff Frosting. Their mouths gaped open as their backpacks dropped to the kitchen floor with a “thud” and a “thud”, and they quickly grabbed seats at the counter. Eyeing my camera next to the brownie bites, they asked, with hopeful yet pleading eyes, “Do we have to wait?”

Because they know anything that good looking and delicious smelling had to be considered a success, and must first be photographed. ;)

brownie bites with strawberry marshmallow fluff frosting

Lucky for them, I had just wrapped up my photos, so I gave them the go-ahead to dig in. While I poured each girl a glass of milk, Hatti and Tessa almost simultaneously asked where I got the pretty heart candies sitting on top. “Did you make them, Mom?”

While, yes, their sweet assumption did make me smile…I explained that, no, I opened the front door earlier that day to find a box…

Harry and David box of "anticipation"

A “box of anticipation”.

From Harry and David.

My ho-hum morning had suddenly started sparkling. Because I knew that whatever was in that box was going to be both beautiful and delicious. That’s just how Harry and David rolls.

I was all smiles.

Harry and David valentine box

It’s been a loooooooooong time since I’ve received a heart-shaped box of chocolates. And never in such a pretty package.

Harry and David valentine

The chocolates were all so beautiful. But it was especially fun to recognize the colorful heart-shaped ones, as I witnessed the Harry and David test kitchen working on them when I visited their Oregon headquarters last fall. My memory instantaneously reached back to the sweet smells and wonderful people I met there.

Harry and David valentine

My dad used to give Mom a box of chocolates every now and then when I was a kid. And I always loved the key that was included, describing the flavors of each piece. (That’s how I became an expert at searching out my favorite dark chocolate pieces.) Harry and David does the same, with full color photos and explanations of each incredible chocolate. Our girls had so much fun matching up the descriptions and tasting them, and then showing their grandparents how to do it, too, when they came for a visit. This box of chocolates was a topic of conversation, and a very special and delicious treat for my family.

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Would you like to win this box of Harry and David chocolates?
Of course you would!

Harry and David Valentine's Day Chocolates Gift Box

(photo by Harry and David)

Just take a look at all the beautiful Valentine’s Day gifts that Harry and David has to offer! There are exquisite chocolate dipped strawberries, their signature (and juicy and perfect!) Oregon pears, striking red amaryllises in a handcrafted cedar box, tempting cheesecakes, and a fabulous line of new Harry and David wines (I was able to sample them when I visited Harry and David – they’re awesome!). There is something for everyone!

This giveaway is now closed. The winner was “Karen”. Thank you to everyone who entered!

To enter to win a heart-shaped box of Harry and David gourmet chocolates:

  • Just leave a comment letting me know who you would send this box of chocolates to for Valentine’s Day, and why. (If you want to keep it for yourself, yay for you!)

And for additional entries: (Leave separate comments to let me know!)

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older. Giveaway will end on Thursday, January 31st at noon, CST. One winner will be chosen at random and then notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize, or another winner will be selected. A farmgirl’s dabbles and Harry and David are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Harry and David. Thank you to Harry and David for providing my family with a beautiful box of chocolates to enjoy, and the chocolates for this giveaway. All text and opinions are 100% my own.

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brownie bites with strawberry marshmallow fluff frosting

And here’s that recipe for you!

My family loved the Valentine’s Day treats I made with the Harry and David chocolates. Comprised of our favorite family brownie recipe in mini cupcake form, with a swirl of pillowy strawberry marshmallow fluff frosting…well let’s just say they were a sweet little party in our mouths. The frosting is quite simple to make and has wonderful texture and flavor. I’ll definitely be making these again!

Enjoy the sweets. And Happy Valentine’s Day!

Brownie Bites with Strawberry Fluff Frosting

Yield: about 48 mini brownie bites, depending on size of your mini brownie pans

Ingredients

    for the brownie bites:
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 10 T. unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • for the strawberry marshmallow fluff frosting:
  • 1 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 14 oz. marshmallow fluff
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. seedless strawberry jam
  • pink or red food coloring, if desired (I used Americolor #164 Electric Pink)
  • small nonpareils in pink, red, and white
  • heart-shaped chocolates (I used these from Harry and David)

Preparation

for the brownie bites:

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 mini muffin tins with 48 mini paper liners and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, oil, and eggs. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until incorporated. Stir in the vanilla. Spoon into 48 prepared mini paper liners. Bake for 10 minutes. Then turn the heat off and leave pan in the oven for another 5 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing individual brownie bites to a rack to cool completely.

for the strawberry marshmallow fluff frosting:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add marshmallow fluff and beat just until combined. Add powdered sugar and jam, and mix until combined. Frosting will be a delicate light pink color. If you want the frosting to be a darker pink, add a little food coloring and mix to combine.

to assemble the finished brownie bites:

Spoon frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a medium plain tip - I used a Wilton #12. Swirl frosting onto the tops of each brownie bite and then immediately sprinkle with nonpareils. Gently press a heart-shaped chocolate into the top of each swirl of frosting. Beautiful!

Source

Brownies from our favorite family brownie recipe. Frosting from a farmgirl's dabbles.

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304 Responses to “Brownie Bites with Strawberry Fluff Frosting {and a Valentine from Harry and David!}”

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    Nicole Giordano — January 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    If I won this I’d be tempted to NOT share it but I would share it with my friend Nancy-B/c she would never treat herself like that on her own :)

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    shawna — January 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I would give it to my husband..he works hard and deserves it.

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    Karen — January 30, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I’d send the chocolates to my wonderful husband.

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    Jen A — January 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I would keep it for my kids, all of whom love the little cheat sheet to tell which chocolate is which :). What a fun treat.

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    Krysten — January 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I would give them to my Mama…well maybe just share them with her. She is the sweetest valentine I know!

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    Kayte CookWatts — January 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I will give them to my sweet lover man.

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    Kayte CookWatts — January 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm
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    Priscilla — January 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I would send it to my mo because she has always been so sweet, loving and supportive.

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    Sonya — January 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I’d love to give it to my hubby! We love good chocolate, and it’s hard to find in a heart box!

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    Priscilla — January 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    above comment was supposed to say “mom” lol

    and I follow Harry and David and a farmgirl’s dabbles on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pnascondere

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    BILL HOFF — January 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Would “share” it with my wife

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    BILL HOFF — January 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Likes Harry and David on FB

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    BILL HOFF — January 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Liked Farmgirl’s Dabbles on FB

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    BILL HOFF — January 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Follow Harry and David on twitter

    • BILL HOFF replied on January 30th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      #billwinsbig

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    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It — January 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Beautiful photos, as always, Brenda. I would give that delicious heart of chocolates to my kiddos– because they love chocolate so very much. And because they love their mama, I know they would share! ;)

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    BILL HOFF — January 30, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Follow Farmgirl’s Dabbles on twitter #billwinsbig

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    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It — January 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Follow you on Pinterest!

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    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It — January 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    And Twitter.

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    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It — January 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    And Facebook :)

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    harolde — January 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I’d send it to my wife, because I love her.

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    Selina Varich — January 31, 2013 at 12:59 am

    If I won theses lovely chocolates I would give them to my beautiful 12 year old granddaughter to share with her Mom. They are but 2 of the loves of my life, but I think they would love them the most.

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    Brittney House — January 31, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I would send it to my mother but she’ll have to share :-)

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    amy delong — January 31, 2013 at 6:25 am

    my husband he would love it!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Amy Mulder — January 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I would send it to me and share with my hubby because this is our first Valentine’s day as a married couple and we just found out were having a baby :))

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    Kelli Colaluca — January 31, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I would keep them for myself! It will be a treat to keep me sane when my three boys are wild and crazy! Ok I would share too!

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    Alison Wood — January 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Ooh, I’m way too addicted to chocolate to share this!

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    Erica C. — January 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I’d send it to my grandfather.

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    Gaye M — January 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I’d keep it at home to share with my family.

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    Gaye M — January 31, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I follow Harry and David and a farmgirl’s dabbles on facebook.

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    Kim C. — January 31, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I would send it to myself and share it with my family.

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    Kim C. — January 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I follow Harry & David and A Farm Girl Dabbles on Pinterest.

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    Melissa Fisher — January 31, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I would give it to my girls Sofia (6) and Gabriella (3), because they LOVE chocolate!!!

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    Susan Smith — January 31, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I’d share this with my husband.

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    Susan Smith — January 31, 2013 at 4:11 pm
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    Susan Smith — January 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Follow Harry and David and a farmgirl’s dabbles on Pinterest Susan Smith

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    Angela Spengler — January 31, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I would send this box of chocolates to my sister.

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    Kim C. — January 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I follow Harry & David and A Farmgirl’s Dabbles on Facebook.

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    Kim C. — January 31, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I follow Harry & David and A Farmgirl’s Dabbles on Twitter.

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    Kim C. — January 31, 2013 at 8:07 pm
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    Beverly M — January 31, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    They do look delicious, but I would give them to my daughter and granddaughter. Thanks!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — February 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    So pretty! What an easy way to make marshmallow fluff frosting.

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    Sandie@afoodieaffair.com — February 2, 2013 at 8:55 am

    These look delicious! I pinned to my “to do” list on Pinterest! The Strawberry Fluff frosting really caught my eye!

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — February 11, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I’m always looking for ways to change up brownie bites and these are just adorable! I’ve pinned this one for sure.

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    Jenn — March 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Made this around valentine’s day to take to work – everyone loved them! I doubled the recipe and made 2 dozen regular sized cupcakes and adjusted the cooking time. Making them again this weekend!

    • Brenda replied on March 19th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      I love to hear this, Jenn – thank you so much for coming back to let me know. Enjoy!!

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