Patriotic Mini Brownie Dessert Pizzas
These mini berry-loaded dessert pizzas are going to be a hit at the 4th of July this year! No one will be able to resist the fudgy brownies, luscious cream cheese frosting, and overload of fresh berries.
Servings 15 dessert pizzas
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Sliced strawberries and blueberries
Prepare the brownies: Preheat oven to 350F. Line a medium cookie sheet with nonstick tin foil. Set aside.
Melt butter and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla and cooled chocolate mixture. Gently whisk in flour, cocoa, and salt until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth with a spatula.
Bake brownies at 350F 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs sticking to it. (brownies may puff up in the middle---this is ok)
Cool brownies completely on a wire cooling rack, then use a 4-in biscuit cutter to cut out 15 circles. Set aside while you prepare the frosting.
Make the frosting: Place cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl. With a handheld electric mixer, beat on medium speed until creamed. Beat in sugar, vanilla and just enough milk to achieve a creamy, spread-able consistency.
Assemble the pizzas: Spread cream cheese frosting over cooled brownie "crusts" and then generously top with sliced strawberries and blueberries.
Pizzas are best if enjoyed immediately after assembling. Dig in!