If you love the fresh, moist, chocolate taste of brownies but hate to indulge in a whole one, you'll love making brownie bites. These bite-size treats make for great party desserts and are a favorite for Superbowl events. The best part is you can use any brownie recipe to create these bite-size pieces of chocolate heaven.
Dessert Portion Control
Crispy on the outside and fudgy and moist on the inside, brownies have become an all-American dessert that's easy to make and a palate pleaser for the masses.
Rich dark chocolate melts in your mouth and is often a big temptation for anyone who is dieting. That's why brownies in bite-size squares can give even the most avid dieter a sweet treat with fewer calories. (But that's if you can only eat one!) If you exhibit the will power, brownie bites can be a great means to dessert portion control.
Making Them Bite-Size
The easiest way to make your favorite brownie recipe in miniature is by using mini-muffin pans. All the preparation is the same; you mix the batter as you normally would, it's just the pan that will differ.
Because these bite-size treats resemble finger food, don't be afraid to fancy them up a bit with fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream or chocolate sauce. Display them on trays for your next party, and they're likely to be a guest favorite among everyone from children to senior citizens.
Here are directions for taking your own favorite recipe for brownies or a mix to make brownie bites.
- 1 brownie mix (prepare batter as directed or your favorite brownie recipe)
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line mini-muffin pan or 9x13 pan with 48 miniature muffin cup liners. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
Fill cups 2/3 full with batter.
Bake half the time of regular brownie recipe or approximately from 12 to 20 minutes. Test with toothpick. Do not overcook brownies.
Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove for complete cooling on wire rack.
Serve and enjoy!
Not a Chocolate Lover?
If you crave the moistness of a brownie but want something other than chocolate, make blondie bites with white chocolate chips. Blondies are like brownies in texture and similar in taste, but they are light in color. Try incorporating this blondie recipe into bite-size desserts.