This Gone Fishin’ Brownie Bites recipe with blue frosting water, fish sprinkles and a pretzel fishing rod with a gummy fish on the line is fun for a party! Disclosure: Shared as part of my paid partnership with The J.M. Smucker Company.
Spring has been a roller coaster ride this year with weather near 60 degrees one day with a snow storm warning with the chance of 12 inches of snow the next. Although we try to enjoy it all, I’ve got to admit the warm days make us happiest because we can spend time outside and keep the window open letting in the fresh spring breeze.
With that in mind, I am excited to share a fun spring dessert today. These Gone Fishin’ Brownie Bites are the perfect treat for a warm spring day with blue frosting for water, fish shaped sprinkles, a pretzel fishing rod with a large gummy fish on the line! They are so much fun to serve at parties.
To make these Gone Fishing Brownie Bites you will need a Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Family Size Brownie Mix, Pillsbury Funfetti Aqua Blue Vanilla Frosting (with adorable fish shaped sprinkles included), pretzel sticks, fruit leather and gummy fish.
Make the batter following the instructions on the box with oil, water and eggs. Pour about one tablespoon of batter into greased mini muffin cups (about 36). Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes.
Remove from the oven and use the back of a teaspoon to make an indent in the top of each brownie bite. Allow them to cool completely before removing them from the pan.
I made these brownie bites in both my silicone mini muffin pan and in my regular mini muffin pan. It worked both ways but they were easier to remove from the silicone pan. A couple tips for removal from a regular mini muffin pan, place them in the freezer for 15 minutes before removing them and use a thin, sharp knife to cut around the brownie bites to make them easier to remove.
Scoop a cup of frosting into a microwave-safe measuring bowl with a spout for pouring. Melt the frosting in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir and repeat until smooth. Fill each of the brownie bites with melted blue frosting.
Top with fish shaped sprinkles and insert a gummy fish into the frosting once it has set.
Cut narrow strips of the fruit leather and wrap them around pretzel sticks.
Insert the pretzel fishing rods pushing them gently through the frosting into the brownie bite. Let the fruit leather “fishing string” hang down onto the gummy fish “mouth”. I didn’t attach the fruit leather “fishing string” to the fish but you could do so with a dot of melted white chocolate chips.
These Gone Fishin’ Brownie Bites with blue frosting water, fish sprinkles and a pretzel fishing rod with a gummy fish on the line are so much fun for any party! They look adorable on a dessert table and kids love eating them.