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Pot of Gold Brownie Bites

by Jennifer Wieland
Pot of Gold Brownie Bites



With Valentine’s Day behind us it is now time to move on to the next big festive holiday. Next month will be St. Patrick’s Day and it’s a huge event here in Chicago. There are pub crawls, numerous parades and the Chicago River is dyed green. With our large Irish population we like to do it right. Celebrations go on for weeks. So in honor of this fun day I decided to make a sweet treat that kids and adults will enjoy.

My kids had once again wanted to cook with me so I came up with these little gems on Monday since they were off school for President’s Day and we had too much snow to go out and do anything. This helped to keep them occupied and they were so excited about how fun looking they were when we finished making them. Luckily, I had everything on hand already so these were really a quick and easy thing to make. If you are planning on throwing or attending any St. Patrick’s Day celebrations then these would be sure to be a hit.

Pot of Gold Brownie Bites

Note to self: Do not feed these to your children when you are stuck at home with them and will have to deal with the sugar overload on your own.

Pot of Gold Brownie Bites
Yields 24
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117 calories
21 g
0 g
4 g
1 g
1 g
27 g
77 g
1 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 77mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 box of frosted brownie mix (Mix prepared according to package instructions.)
  2. M&M's Minis in yellow and brown
  3. 1 pkg. of Airheads Xtremes Rainbow Candy
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a mini cupcake pan with baking spray.
  2. Mix the cupcake mix according to the back of the package. Scoop mix into the mini cupcake pan and bake for 18 - 20 minutes. Let the brownie bites cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  3. Once cooled completely, open the frosting packet and lightly frost the bottom of the brownies. Place four brown mini M&Ms on the bottom as the feet of the pot. Now frost the top of the brownie bites and place yellow mini M&Ms in the center. Cut the Airheads Xtremes in half and take one half and lightly press the ends into the frosting to create an arched rainbow.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

30 Responses to “Pot of Gold Brownie Bites”

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    Wendy says:

    OMG these are so adorable! I’ll be making them for sure!
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    Those are really cute. They seem very intricate, but when you break it down, they are pretty simple to make, aren’t they?

    I have never seen the rainbow candy – I am going to have to look for that. I know my son would love it – he is 4 and in a phase where he wants to color EVERYTHING rainbow. Rainbow houses, rainbow horses, rainbow people. I usually get rainbow hair when he draws me.
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  3. 3

    These just couldn’t be cuter. Great touch with the rainbow fruit strip!
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  4. 4

    HAHA! My favorite part is the disclaimer at the bottom! These are so cute. Love this idea!
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    Lara says:

    OMG those are SO adorable! My little one would love for me to make these! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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    These are super cute! We celebrate here too! Our business is on of the nations largest St. Patty’s Day parade routes so we make a big thing out of it. These would be cute to make and bring!
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    Holy goodness! I love airheads Xtreme candy! Totally making these!
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    Mandi says:

    How CUTE are these?! I haven’t made cupcakes in a while and never anything fun like this, I’m sure the kids would love them!
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    Cat Davis says:

    That is such a cute idea! I love the rainbow over the top.
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    Nikki says:

    These are super cute. I plan to make them for the kiddos.
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  12. 12

    Oh, how CUTE! I love brownies, nom nom nom!
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    Eliza Ferree says:

    These are cute, I think I’ll do something like it but have only yellow M&Ms. Thanks for the idea.
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    Nicole Brady says:

    What an adorable idea! We’ve purchased those rainbow candies before but I’ve never thought of incorporating them into a St. Patrick’s treat!
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    Digna D. says:

    Cute! Chocolate cupcakes are yummy, and my favorites.
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    Robyn says:

    These are so cute! My boys would love them. I might make them for St. Patrick’s day and tell them a leprechaun brought them.
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    Melissa says:

    these look so cute and yummy!
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    Lynsey Jones says:

    Soooo cute! I can never find the rainbow candy! I will have to keep hunting.
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    THIS IS SOOOOOO CUTE!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I am planning on making a bunch of St. Patty’s day snacks for my son’s preschool 🙂
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    LyndaS says:

    Those are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
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    Crystal says:

    Such a cute, easy idea! And yummy! Anything with a brownie can’t be bad.
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  22. 22

    These are so adorable! I even think I could pull them off without having to post a fail picture, lol.
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    Anne says:

    So cute, I love the rainbow handles
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  24. 24

    These are so so cute! the kids would really love this!
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    Stephanie says:

    Those are soooo cute! Pinning for future reference.
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  26. 26

    How fun! These are so festive and adorable!
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  27. 27

    I love brownies, so I know I’d love these. Plus, they’re so stinkin’ cute!
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    Veronica Lee says:

    These are ADORABLE! And fun too!
    Happy Monday!
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    Angela says:

    These Pot of Gold Brownie Bites are so cute & festive. I’ll keep these in mind for St. Patrick’s Day.
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