Brownie Batter Bites

 

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What do you do when a pan of brownies doesn’t turn out right?

I tried out a new recipe a few days ago for toffee brownies, and while they tasted delicious, they weren’t exactly the fudgy texture I was looking for.

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So there they were – a 9×13 pan of perfectly fine cooked brownies, sitting on my counter, waiting to be eaten. Only I knew we wouldn’t eat them as they were. And I didn’t want to throw the entire pan into the garbage.

And then I had an idea.

Brownies + homemade chocolate icing + chocolate shell.

All in one bite.

A brownie batter flavor and consistency, the best part of brownies, made in a way that won’t make you sick if you eat it (even though I do it anyways).

All I can say is thank goodness for kitchen mishaps because this bad batch of brownies turned into one the best (and messiest and most fun) treats to ever come out of my kitchen.

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These brownie bites may be messy, but they’re extremely easy: a pan of fully baked brownies, crumbled, and mixed with frosting. Rolled into balls and covered in chocolate.

But better.

Because the middle really tastes like brownie batter.

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They are rich.

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They are chocolate, in chocolate, and wrapped around more chocolate.

And they are good.

 

Brownie Batter Bites

  • 1 9×13 pan of cooked brownies, recipe of choice (I based mine off of this recipe)
  • 16 oz. chocolate frosting of choice – preferably homemade*
  • 2 cups good semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles
  1. Once brownies are cooked and completely cooled, crumble the entire pan into a large bowl.
  2. Add frosting to brownie crumbs and mix together. It will be messy, but fun.
  3. Roll into balls (it will make 40-50, depending on the size) and put on a baking sheet in the fridge. Let them rest and settle for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Take out of fridge and melt chocolate.
  5. Coat each brownie bite in melted chocolate, place on foil or wax paper lined baking sheet and douse with sprinkles.
  6. Let sit until chocolate is hardened.

*Homemade Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 2.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
  1. In large bowl, mix together the sugar and cocoa.
  2. Blend the sugar with the softened butter until light and smooth.
  3. Add in milk, vanilla, and salt until combined.
  4. If it isn’t at your desired frosting consistency, add powdered sugar, a little at a time, until it has thickened up.

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16 Responses to “Brownie Batter Bites”

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    VeggieGirl — February 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Can I get a “holy yum” on those? :D

    • Brandi replied: — February 15th, 2011 at 9:14 am

      Ha, yes you can :)

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    Heather — February 15, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Holy moly – I never thought to use brownies for these!! I just posted about cake balls yesterday – I’m going to have to try brownies next time. LOVE.

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    Sarah — February 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

    OMG. You didn’t really put frost in brownies and roll them in chocolate did you? This post should be labeled “Not Safe for Pregnant Women to Read” as in I’m going to be forced to make them and hope I don’t eat them all!

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    withasideofhope — February 15, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Those look heavenly!! These are so creative! I definitely need to make these! Yummy!! :)

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    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen — February 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Oh my goll…you know how cake balls are all the rage? Well, I’ve always preferred brownies…so this just might be my downfall in a blog post!

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    Amanda — February 15, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Wow, I just made some red velvet cake balls just like these, it hadn’t even occurred to me to do this with brownies! Those look SO good!! Love the sprinkles too, sprinkles make everything more fun!

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    Tracey — February 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I have a 1/2 pan of brownies sitting on the kitchen counter right now waiting to be turned into brownie bites!!

    Thanks for the great and yummy idea.

    • Brandi replied: — February 15th, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Perfect timing! :)

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    CaSaundra — February 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

    You always turn your kitchen messes into delicious successes–I love it!! These would be fun for holiday gifts as well!

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    Mercedes — February 15, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Sounds awesome! Although brownies go super fast in my house… but if I ever have a batch that doesn’t turn out quite right, I’ll have to give this a try!

    • Brandi replied: — February 15th, 2011 at 9:42 am

      That’s how we are, too. Normally, brownies do NOT last in our house :) But it’s a good reason to make a double batch!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — February 15, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Kudos on turning lemons into lemonade! These look amazing!

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    Medeja — February 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Recipe sounds nice and they look really good. Sweet tasting and sweet looking :)

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    holly — February 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    holy yum.

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