Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mini Brownie Bites


Mini Brownie Bites with Raspberries and Ganache  | Cooking on the Front Burner

We all know that April showers bring May flowers but did you also know it brings these fun flower brownie bites!  It's true... these just 'popped' up in my kitchen one weekend.  Well, I guess I did have to follow the recipe but unlike waiting for spring to come, you can have these ready for picking and serving in about 45 minutes!

I first made these brownies for my daughter's shower along with some other tiny treats.  Bite sized desserts are my favorite thing to have at a gathering.  There is just something about having a couple bites of different treats to please the palate. Serving chocolate is always a must and I usually do something lemony (see below for another dessert I served at the shower)  I loved how easy they were to make and especially pleased that they were a hit with our future son-in-law too.   So if you are looking for a quick dessert, give these a try!


Mini Brownie Bites

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10-12 minutes
Yield about 36
Inspired by Pillsbury
Ingredients
  • Box brownie mix that contains a syrup packet
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Raspberries
  • Sliced almonds
  • Sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease about 36 mini muffin pan cups (or use paper baking liners)
  3. Stir the brownie mix, syrup, water, oil and eggs in a medium bowl until it is well blended
  4. Place about 1 tablespoon of batter into each cup
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes (do not over bake or they become dry - should still be a bit moist when a toothpick is inserted)
  6. Cool in pans about 5 minutes then remove and cool completely on wire rack
  7. In a medium saucepan heat the whipping cream over low heat until it just comes to a boil then add chips and stir until melted
  8. Let cool for 20 minutes then spoon about 2 teaspoons onto each bite
  9. Place raspberry in center and decorate with sliced almonds to make a flower
  10. Or use sprinkles if desired
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If you like brownies, you may also enjoy these:





And if you are looking for additional mini desserts, be sure to check out these Lemon Supreme Cups.  They are always a huge hit!


3 comments:

  1. These are so adorable, Deb, and I can never turn down a brownie!

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  3. Hi Deb, these Brownie Bites are so cute and festive! Pinned! Joan-My Cookie Clinic

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