Sometimes you want an over the top dessert, and sometimes you want an easy to make dessert. These Caramel Pecan Brownie Pie Bites look over the top, but because they start with packaged items they are very easy to put together.
There are times I like to bake crazy over the top desserts.
Ok, ok, that really is most days. I am a crazed baker, and I know it. That is the first step to recovery, right? But seriously if you knew the amount of crazy baking ideas that go on in my head, you would think I was coo coo! I'm pretty sure if you have been reading my blog for very long, you already know that though.
There is one thing I am really crazy about making. Brownie Pies.
Have you noticed the brownie pie trend here on the blog? I keep making different brownie cheesecake pies.
But today's pies are a little different. They are bite sized. So cute...and sooooo delicious! The hidden caramel center is such a fun surprise.
The best thing about these mini pies is that they start with 5 ingredients. That's right. You are only 5 ingredients away from having mini pies in your life too. You could cut that down to 3 ingredients if you opted out of the hidden caramel kiss and pecan chips. But seriously...those are the best part of these mini pies. DO NOT opt out of the goodness!
Now if you want to go the homemade route, these will turn out just as good. But I was going for fast and easy the day I made these. One box of refrigerated pie crusts, one box brownie mix, and one container of Cool Whip Frosting gets these brownie pie bites done that much faster.
Can we talk about that chocolate Cool Whip Frosting for just one minute? I am in love with it. It tastes like a Frosty...even more so if you eat it frozen. Yes, I did eat mine by the spoonfuls. Someone had to finish off the rest of that container. Might as well be me 🙂
One other thing...if you want to skip the pie crust, that is an option too. I actually made half of mine with pie crust and half without. The verdict at the party I took them to was pie crust all the way. But if you are cutting time, make them without. They still taste amazing.
Now excuse me...I have a list of crazy baking ideas to make today. And maybe some Cool Whip to finish off!!
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These look fantastic! I was thinking of making these for a bridal shower. I need to make them a few days before. Do you think I could freeze them and thaw in the fridge the day before?
I have not tried freezing these little bites. I'm not sure it would work because as they thaw the condensation might make the crust soggy. They would be fine if you made just the pie, brownie, and caramel part a few days early and stored them in a tightly sealed container, then top them with the Cool Whip and pecans the night before and refrigerate. I hope you enjoy them.
Oh my goodness! I want to eat that frosting!!! And the caramel!
Thanks girl! 😉
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar
I love easy, but fancy treats! And that hidden caramel in the center - the perfect tasty surprise! Yum!
Erin @ Making Memories
These look amazing!!! I would eat way too many of these (which is exactly why I'm going to make them!) =o)
Good call!! You will love them, I promise 😉
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
These are adorable, but I am going to need like 5 of them! I love the chocolate cool whip!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
EEEEEEEEEE they are so cute and tiny and bite sized and I want to eat them ALL! 😀 Love these brownie pie bites, Jocelyn (in case you didn't get that from the squealing lol)
Haha! Thanks Jess! 🙂