This Gone Fishing Brownie Bites recipe has blue frosting water, fish sprinkles, and a pretzel fishing rod with a gummy fish on the line!
These Gone Fishin’ Brownie Bites are the perfect summer cookies with blue frosting for water, fish-shaped sprinkles, and a pretzel fishing rod with a red Swedish fish on the line! They are so much fun to serve at birthday parties, picnics, and backyard BBQs.
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Brownie Bites Ingredients
- Brownies: We used a family-sized box of brownie mix as well as the ingredients called for on the box, which are oil, water, and eggs.
- Frosting: You can use store-bought blue frosting or buy a container of white frosting and tint it blue with food coloring.
- Fishing Pole: To make the fishing pole, you’ll need pretzel sticks and a fruit roll-up.
- Fish: This recipe also calls for gummy fish and fish-shaped sprinkles.
How To Make Mini Brownie Bites
First, make the batter following the instructions on the box with oil, water, and eggs. We recommend stirring brownie batter by hand with a wooden spoon. Don’t overmix the batter.
Next, pour about one tablespoon of batter into greased mini muffin cups. You’ll need two mini muffin pans. We used silicone pans with a baking sheet underneath for stability, but you can also use non-stick mini muffin pans.
Then, bake the brownie bites at 350˚F for 12-15 minutes until the edges are firm and the tops are crinkled.
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’ve made these brownie bites in both my silicone mini muffin pan and my regular non-stick mini muffin pan.
It worked both ways, but they were easier to remove from the silicone pan. If you use a regular mini muffin pan, run a thin, sharp knife around the edges of 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. Stir in blue food coloring, if necessary. Then, melt the frosting in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir, and repeat until smooth.
Fill each of the mini brownie bites with melted blue frosting.
Top with fish-shaped sprinkles, and insert a gummy fish into the frosting once it has set.
To make the edible fishing poles, cut narrow strips of the fruit roll-up and wrap them around pretzel sticks.
Insert the pretzel fishing rods, pushing them gently through the frosting into the gone fishing brownie bites so that they will remain standing. Let the fruit leather “fishing string” hang down onto the gummy fish “mouth.”
You can moisten the end of the fruit roll up with a little water to set it to stick to the fish. Or, for a more permanent attachment, use a dot of melted white chocolate chips.
Other Ways To Make It
Chocolate Cookie Cups
You can use cookie dough instead of brownie mix to make these for a fishing birthday party. There are so store-bought chocolate cookie dough options available, or you can follow my recipe for chocolate cookie cups.
- Mix up the chocolate cookie dough and put one tablespoon in each greased mini muffin cup. Bake at 350˚F for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and make indents in the top of the cookie cups if necessary. Cookie cups often fall in the center when you take them out of the oven, so you may not need to make indents. Allow the cookies to cool, and then remove them from the pans.
- Follow the instructions in the recipe for adding the blue frosting for water and making the decorations.
If you are looking for more than two bite brownies, you can make brownie cups in a muffin pan!
- Prepare the brownie batter as directed on the box.
- Divide the batter between 12 well-greased muffin cups. Bake at 350˚F for 18-22 minutes.
- Allow the brownie cups to cool in the pan, and then run a sharp, thin knife along the edge to release them from the pan.
- Then, follow the instructions in the recipe to decorate the brownie cups.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want chewy brownie bites, the most important thing is not to overbake them!
Allow the brownies to cool in the pan so that they will come out in one piece. Then, run a thin, sharp knife around the edge of the brownie bites to release them from the pan.
Bake mini brownies at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are set, and the tops are crinkled.
They are brownies that you can eat in two bites, like these brownie cups!
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Gone Fishing Brownie Bites
- Stir brownie mix, oil, water and eggs for 50 strokes with a spoon.
- Pour about one tablespoon of batter into well-greased mini muffin cups in two mini muffin pans.
- Bake at 350˚F for 12-15 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 from the pan. Use a thin, sharp knife to cut around the brownie bites to make them easier to remove from no-stick pans.
- Scoop a cup of frosting into a microwave-safe measuring bowl with a spout for pouring. Stir in blue food coloring until it is the color you want. 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 roll up and wrap them around pretzel sticks.
- Insert the pretzel fishing rods pushing them gently through the frosting into the brownie bite.