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Best Brownie Bites

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You know those brownie bites you get in bulk at the warehouse store? These are better. Plus, when you make your own, you can add Rolos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

That’s just better, dontcha think??

These are the Best Brownie Bites! Top them with Rolos or peanut butter cups or ganache frosting and sprinkles!

I spent this past weekend in Seattle and it was amazing. I absolutely love Seattle, and all of the Pacific Northwest. Every time I visit Oregon or Washington I feel at home (until it rains).

We were in Seattle for a wedding, but we spent all day Friday being tourists and having a little no-kid time. I gained 10 pounds at Serious Pie & Biscuit for breakfast (you must try it, OMG!) and we toured Pike’s Place and Pioneer Square and enjoyed walking around Lake Union, where our hotel was. It was absolutely gorgeous!

And, of course, no trip to Seattle can be complete without a stop at the Brown and Haley factory store. I stocked up on Mountain Bars and Almond Roca. Expect LOTS of copycats!

These are the Best Brownie Bites! Top them with candy or ganache and sprinkles for any party!

On Friday night I redeemed the birthday gift that Mel gave me last month: we went and saw Kinky Boots at the 5th Avenue Theatre in downtown Seattle. Have you heard of that show? It’s also on Broadway and it won a Tony for best musical. It was probably the best show I’ve ever seen. It’s only in Seattle for another week or so, but it’s traveling around the country over the next several months. The music is fantastic (it’s all by Cyndi Lauper) and the actors are incredible. The entire audience gave a standing ovation – and for good reason.

While we were at the theatre, I had a brownie. {Of course I did.} I was expecting your run-of-the-mill dry crumbly not-worth-it theatre treat, but I was wrong. It was amazing – almost as good as the play. Eating that brownie reminded me of these brownie bites I made last week, and it made me want to share them with you NOW.

These are the BEST Brownie Bites! Make a bunch and freeze them for the holidays!

I’m sure you’ve all tasted those brownie bites from the big-box warehouse stores, right? Those are one of the only store-bought desserts at a potluck I’ll actually eat (because they’re totally worth the calories). But do you know what’s even better than the Costco or Sam’s Club brownie bites?

Homemade Brownie Bites are better. A lot better. And almost just as easy. And? You can frost them or top them with candy like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and everyone will love you lots.

I promise.

These are the Best Brownie Bites! Top them with Rolos or peanut butter cups or ganache frosting and sprinkles!

Can I tell you that brownie bites are dangerous? I easily polished off a dozen of these the first day I had them. It’s just too easy not to eat three at a time!

This brownie bite recipe is derived from my favorite brownie recipe. I developed that recipe almost 2 years ago and I haven’t looked back. It’s got 3 kinds of chocolate, lots of butter and sugar, and is the most fudgy, chocolate brownie ever.

Of course, if you don’t feel like spending the time melting the chocolate, you can always use my homemade brownie mix for these bites. I’ve used that mix for brownie pies, so it’ll for sure work for brownie bites!

What I love about these brownie bites is the versatility of them. My favorite way to make them is to press a miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or Rolo on the top while they’re hot from the oven, like a blossom cookie. It’s a blossom brownie! Who doesn’t love peanut butter cups with brownies? No one, that’s who.

Don’t like peanut butter cups or Rolos? Use Kisses or Milky Way Bites. Or press some M&Ms on top. The possibilities are endless. Or…make a simple chocolate ganache and frost the bites. Add some sprinkles and you have a fantastic party treat.

The Best Brownie Bites have Rolos and peanut butter cups on top!

This recipe makes a lot of bites – about 40-48 of them. I know you’re probably starting to freak out at the number of parties you have coming up (work, school, Halloween, Thanksgiving…) and these bites are the perfect thing for any of them. Make a batch and freeze them, then just take what you need to each event.

Double-duty dessert. That’s what we all need this time of year!

And, well. We also need good vacations and fudgy brownies. At least that’s what I need.

These are the Best Brownie Bites! Top them with Rolos or peanut butter cups or ganache frosting and sprinkles!

I think you do too. 🙂

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Best Brownie Bites

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
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!

Ingredients

For the Brownies:

  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate — coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate — coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the toppings:

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray or line with liners.
  2. Place the two baking chocolates 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  1. I can never buy those brownie bites from the store. Gone wayyy too fast! I love that you made you made your own, and I definitely love the addition of Reese’s and Rolos! Perfect snacking food. 🙂

  2. Those brownie bites look so good! Love all the different ways you can make them, the chocolate frosting ones look sooo yummy. Homemade is almost always better 🙂

  3. We were craving chocolate, and I found this recipe. Just made them – they are wonderful! Very rich and chocolatey!!

  4. Made just plain style brownies for brownie kebabs and these worked a treat! I used gluten free plain flour and coconut sugar and cacao as substitutes and i don’t think my husband is happy that he could only have 1 and has to wait 3 days till xmas to enjoy more 🙂 FAB FAB FAB!! Merry Xmas!

  5. Will olive oil work instead of butter???

  6. Just made these into little ghost “boo bites” for Halloween and everyone LOVED them! Thank you for the great recipe 🙂

  7. I want cake with frosting

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