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Skip buying Brownie Bites at the store and make these Homemade Brownie Bites! They’re easy, simple, and perfect for any occasion – including those times when you’re really craving chocolate!

brownie bites layered on a drying wrack.


Perfect Mini Brownie Bites

I absolutely LOVE those packages of brownie bites you buy at the store but now? Now I don’t have to leave the house because I can make them at home! This brownie recipe is fudgy and delicious, just like my classic brownie recipe but baked in a mini muffin tin.

Fudgy brownie bites are so good, they’ll be gone so quick! You can make them plain or with frosting or even with candy in the middle, like a blossom cookie. No matter how you make them these mini brownies will be a huge hit!

Ingredients Needed

  • Baking Chocolate: Coarsely chopped – this is found in the baking aisle.
  • Unsalted Butter: I prefer using unsalted butter but if you use salted butter just reduce the added salt to 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Eggs: Did you know eggs are one of the main reasons brownies are so fudgy?
  • Cocoa Powder: You can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder or dutch process. Two types of chocolate gives immense chocolate flavor to the brownies.

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How to make Brownie Bites

  • Place the baking chocolate and butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Heat on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until chocolate is smooth.
  • Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa. Add salt and flour and stir.
  • Scoop about 1 heaping tablespoon of brownie batter in each muffin cup. Bake until a toothpick comes out only slightly dirty from the center of the brownie.

Variations

You can leave the brownie bites plain, of course, but I absolutely love topping them with chocolate ganache or chocolate sour cream frosting. Even cream cheese frosting would be great!

Or, press a chocolate candy like a Rolo, peanut butter cup, or Hershey’s Kiss into the top. You can also sprinkle sprinkles or chocolate chips on top. You can also add chopped nuts, like walnuts or pecans, to the brownie batter.

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).
  • Let the bites completely cool before removing them or else it will be hard to get them out of 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 recommend getting at least the 24-mini muffin size pan because this makes a lot of brownie bites.

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! Place in the freezer in an airtight container.

brownie bites layered on a drying wrack.

Best Brownie Bites Recipe

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:

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
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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.

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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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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!