These Texas Sheetcake Bites are seriously AMAZING! No-bake bites with a sinfully delicious Texas sheetcake-style frosting on top!
The idea for these No-Bake Texas Sheetcake Bites came to me when I was craving sheetcake frosting but didn’t want to turn the oven on since it’s been 100 degrees here lately. I was trying to think of a vessel I could slather that heavenly, sugary frosting on besides a spoon, and brownie bites came to mind – you know, the ones from the store bakery? Those are the perfect, poppable vessel for holding this substantial, chocolaty frosting.
No-Bake Texas Sheetcake Bites
- About 30 pre-made packaged brownie bites (find these in your local grocery store's bakery)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 5 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 5 Tbsp milk or heavy cream
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- About 1 cup chopped pecan pieces
- Line up the brownie bites onto a large rimmed sheet pan in an even layer. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt together the butter, cocoa powder, and milk over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla until a glossy, thick frosting is achieved. Stir in the pecans quickly.
- Drop heaping Tablespoonfuls of frosting on top of each brownie bite. It's okay if the frosting falls down the sides of the brownie bite; these are not pretty desserts but they are tasty! Allow the frosting to harden and set for about 20-30 minutes before serving. Store leftovers airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days.
I mean, are these heavenly or are they heavenly? Simply amazing! I love the classic sheetcake frosting: it’s ultra rich, super chocolaty and buttery soft. Plus, the salty crunch of the pecans is just perfect against these tiny, fudgy brownie bites. The perfect bite for days when turning on the oven isn’t an option!
Hope you have a fantastical day!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Hayley – People go crazy with the amount of pictures that they post of 1) their babies 2) their workout selfies 3) their new relationships. I have experienced all three on my own IG feed and it gets out of control. I think these sheetcake bites would take my mind off of people’s photo obsessions. 😀
OMG. Workout selfies. YES, totally!!
Sophia @ NY Foodgasm says
I LOVE that you had the guts to write this post, LMAO!! I kinda feel the same way with 1,000,000 babies everywhere when I am undecided on that proposition. Part of me thinks I would take ALL the pictures because of how I am with food! LOL! But you never really know.
Right? I just cannot handle all the pictures all the time. I need to do an unfollowing spree methinks.
Alicia, you’re totally right. Right now I’m at a place where I don’t understand the whole having-kids thing just because I don’t have them and don’t want them at this point in my life. It isn’t that I don’t like kids; they’re fine – I just don’t think I need to be bombarded with pictures constantly. It’s one thing for parents to want to take pictures of everything and savor every memory, but another to broadcast every single action and photograph to the world constantly.
I love the simplicity of these! YUM! This recipe is a keeper =)
Thanks a ton, Emily!
I’m glad you’re on my side, Nicole!!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Can you believe I’ve never had Texas sheet cake – ever?! I definitely need these bites in my life asap 😉 I’m with you there on the IG issue … some people need to know sharing less is okay.
I’m not even from Texas and I’ve had Texas sheetcake. Girl, you must remedy that ASAP!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
Haha, first, love that you used store bought brownie bites!! GENIUS. I crave this frosting often 🙂
Second, I’m dying about the baby. I can’t imagine what life would have been like for me if instagram was around when I was popping out kids. ONE: I’d probably have more photos than I do (I’m a terrible photographer of my kids…millions of food photos to one pic of a child). TWO: I may have overcompensated my lack of photographing kids by displaying one million pics of them on instagram. Haha!!! We’ll never know…
Right?! I cannot imagine if my parents had IG when we were growing up as kids. That would have been a little much back then too! Thank goodness for dusty photo albums, am I right?
Oh, I could just drink this frosting! What a terrific idea for a quick dessert!!!
You and me both! Thanks Liz!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I know, I totally want to unfollow some people on my IG feed and then I feel guilty. Like are they going to KNOW that I unfollowed them?? I could get over it after a few of these brownie bites!
I think you’re right. Have a few brownie bites and move on!
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
Yup, I unfollow anyone who posts anything obsessively to IG. If I see three Disney posts in a row…that’s too much! Four pics of your son’s baseball game in a row…unfollow. I’m ruthless but I guess that’s the beauty of IG! These sheetcake bites make me want to double follow you though!
You are ruthless but I love it! I cannot handle the constant obsessiveness of IG sometimes. Glad I’m not the only one!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Haha,these sheetcake bites are awesome!:) So easy and I love that I won’t have to turn on my oven!
Right? So awesome that they’re ovenless!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
Yum! These are worth a few instagram posts!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Wow, love the look of that frosting!
Thanks Jessica – the frosting IS amazing!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I’m a mom and I agree with you. . too many baby photos can get annoying. . but that’s what I use FB for. . so I’m only annoying on FB and not IG. #itallmakessensetome 😛 LOVE these texas sheetcake bites! I want 20!!!
Thanks Alice! I totally wish I had 20 more lying around!
Preach, sister! I cannot deal with the TMI about baby stuff. Or even worse, the selfies people snap of themselves in workout gear (usually sports bras) getting skinnier. It’s really irritating. Do they have any idea how self-absorbed they look? Or how much we just. Don’t. Care?
This frosting. I am digging this frosting. Want a giant heap of it with spoon now, please.
Mir, I am tooootally with you on the workout selfies thing! I’m so sick of seeing them!
Mona knows best says
Coming back to say thank you for the lovely recipe. made this for my daughter’s birthday party.
she and her friends really enjoyed it. should be coming back for more recipe. i also bookmarked your website. thanks again <3 for helping me put a big smile on my daughter's face..
have a great day.
What men secretly want lady
Mona, I’m so glad your daughter loved the sheetcake bites! Thanks so much for writing in 🙂 Enjoy!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
Pass me a few of these awesome little treats. I love that you used already made brownie bites…genius!!! And I’m with you on posting too many pics on social media…take all the pics you want, but don’t share all the dang pics!!! Of course my camera and phone are full of mostly food pics…my poor kiddos!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
ooooh I actually like these bites better than full on texas sheetcake! so pretty and tasty!!
and….here’s hoping I don’t become one of those moms. I know that I’m at risk. I’ll do my best to not fall prey *fingers crossed*
I’m sure you’ll be fine! 🙂
Made them tonight! They were delicious!
I’m so glad you loved them Judy!!
Jeanie Edmonds says
I haven’t tried them but they certainly look delicious and making my mouth water. Yummy.
Thanks Jeanie! You’ll love them!