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Brownie Bites are my favorite thing to buy at the store, but these are even better because they are homemade brownie bites!. They are simple, easy, and good for any occasion. The best thing about these homemade bites are how many different ways you can make them! 

brownie bite on parchment paper with chocolate frosting and colorful sprinkles on top.


Easy Brownie Bites 3 Ways

These are one of my favorite brownie recipes because they are a blank canvas for you to have fun with! With this specific recipe I love getting candy, like Rolos or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sticking them in the center of the brownie (like a blossom cookie). Topping them with ganache and sprinkles is also yummy too!

I make these brownies in a mini muffin pan because it is the perfect size and shape to create these bites. I recommend getting at least the 24-muffin size or the 48-muffin if you plan to make lots of mini muffins or other mini recipes. These mini brownies are so good, they’ll be gone in just two bites!

Important Ingredients Needed

  • Baking Chocolate: Coarsely chopped – this is found in the baking aisle
  • Unsalted Butter: The combination of butter and chocolate makes these SO fudgy.
  • Toppings: 40-48 bite sized candies Rolos, miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, mini Milky Ways, etc., unwrapped. Chocolate Chips or Sprinkles. 

How to make Brownie Bites

  • Melt chocolate together with butter in the microwave. This will take 2-3 minutes and I recommend stirring after a minute and every 30 seconds thereafter.
  • Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa and stir well. Add salt and flour and stir carefully.
  • Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of batter in each muffin cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out only slightly dirty from the center of the brownie.
  • If you are topping the brownie bites with candies, unwrap them while the brownies are baking. As soon as the brownie bites come out of the oven, press one candy on the top of each brownie bite, pressing slightly. Let them cool completely before removing from the pans.
  • If you are topping them with ganache, let them cool completely then remove from the pans. Make the ganache by placing the chocolate chips and cream in a microwave safe measuring cup or bowl. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. It will be thick, like frosting. Frost each brownie bite, then top with sprinkles.
stacked brownie bites on parchment paper with Reeses in the center.

Expert Tips

  • To make removing your brownie bites from the pan easy, make sure you use a nonstick pan or spray with cooking spray (I like the kind with flour). 
  • If they aren’t completely cooled it will be hard to remove them from the pan. Run a sharp knife around the edges of the brownie bite, then pop it out of the pan. If it rips, then they aren’t cool enough. I suggest chilling the bites until completely cold before removing from the pans. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • This recipe calls for melting chocolate with butter and then adding the rest of the ingredients. If you don’t feel like spending the time melting the chocolate, you can always use my homemade brownie mix for these bites. 
  • Some other fun ways to spruce up these bites is by mixing M&Ms into the batter, or topping with caramel and cream cheese frosting. 

FAQs

Why did my brownie bites sink in the middle?

They most likely aren’t fully cooked, so give them a few more minutes.

Can you freeze Brownie Bites?

Yes you can! Make sure to freeze in an airtight container. 

How long do you bake Brownie Bites? 

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out only slightly dirty from the center of the brownie.

brownie bite on parchment paper with chocolate frosting and colorful sprinkles on top.

Best Brownie Bites

4.20 from 21 votes
These Brownie Bites are perfectly chocolatey and fudgy! Top them with chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkles or press your favorite candy on the top, like a brownie blossom!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 40 brownie bites
Serving Size 1 brownie

Ingredients
 

For the Brownies:

  • 4 ounces (113g) unsweetened baking chocolate coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter sliced
  • 1 ¾ cups (350g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (10g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (124g) all-purpose flour

Choose your toppings:

  • 40-48 bite sized candies Rolos, miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, mini Milky Ways, etc., unwrapped
  • 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) heavy whipping cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray with flour or line with liners.
  • Place the baking chocolate and butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa and stir well. Add salt and flour and stir carefully.
  • Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of batter in each muffin cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out only slightly dirty from the center of the brownie.
  • If you are topping the brownie bites with candies, unwrap them while the brownies are baking. As soon as the brownie bites come out of the oven, press one candy on the top of each brownie bite, pressing slightly. Let them cool completely before removing from the pans.
  • If you are topping them with ganache, let them cool completely then remove from the pans. Make the ganache by placing the chocolate chips and cream in a microwave safe measuring cup or bowl. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. It will be thick, like frosting. Frost each brownie bite, then top with sprinkles.
  • NOTE: if they aren’t completely cooled it will be hard to remove them from the pan. Run a sharp knife around the edges of the brownie bite, then pop it out of the pan. If it rips, then they aren’t cool enough. I suggest chilling the bites until completely cold before removing from the pans. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Video

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on September 4, 2023



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66 Comments

  1. They caved in even after baking 3 mins longer we are at 6700ft so did I need to add more flour?

  2. These brownie bites are really good! They are fudgy, with slightly crispy edges and soft centers, so if you are looking for cake brownies, better try a different recipe. I used 60% cacao bittersweet baking chocolate chips and unsweetened cocoa powder, as called for in the recipe, and it worked really well. I used a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop, filled the pan cups about half full, and this recipe yielded 50 brownie bites. I have 2 nonstick brownie bite pans (24 each). The brownies are very easy to remove from these pans. I dust mine with powdered sugar after they have cooled and been removed from the pans. They disappear quickly after that! Be careful not to bake these too long. At 350 F convection mode they took about 13 minutes. Delicious!

  3. The Video shows unsweetened and bittersweet chocolate but the recipe only mentions baking chocolate.
    Please advise

  4. Planning on making these but I was wondering if it had to be unsweetened chocolate? I don’t plan on putting any toppings or frosting so i was wondering if i could just use semi sweet choco

  5. The recipe shows only unsweetened chocolate but the video shows both unsweetened and bittersweet? Hmmm what to do what to do?? Help??