Showing posts with label brownies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label brownies. Show all posts

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Surprise Inside Brownie Bites / #SundaySupper

It's that time of year again! School is starting soon, or maybe it has already started at your house! Although my son has already graduated college, if I remember anything from him going to school, it was how hungry he was every day when he got home! Some kind of after school snack was a necessity. Lot of times I made it healthy and good for him, and other times I made something sweet that I knew he would like. That's what these Surprise Inside Brownie Bites are. A sweet after school snack with a little surprise inside!
Surprise Inside Brownie Bites 
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 25-30 )

6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 cup Flour
3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of  Salt
Mini peanut butter cups (2 per brownie)

Frosting 
1 1/2 cups Confectionery Sugar, sifted
1/4 cup Butter, softened 
2-3 tablespoons Milk
1 ounce semi sweet Chocolate Square, melted
Chocolate Sprinkles




This is the pan I used, but you can use anything that will result in small, mini brownies. Grease the cups with spray, then wipe out any extra. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Melt chocolate. butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat. 
Pour into large bowl and add eggs and vanilla. Beat with mixer.
Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt to bowl. Mix together.
 Fill each cavity as shown.  Bake for 9 minutes, then remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
Immediately place 2 mini chocolate peanut butter cups in each brownie. Push down so they are even with the top of the brownie. I used Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joes. They come in a 12 ounce tub, and they are fabulous! (and addicting) You could also use some of the mini peanut butter cups I have seen around at the stores, or even just a single small one, instead of a mini!  Cool for 5 minutes.
Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on the cooling rack.
Make frosting by mixing together the confectioner's sugar, butter, milk, and melted chocolate square.
I used a Witon tip #31 to decorate some of the brownies, but not all. They taste good both ways! Sprinkle sprinkles on the ones with frosting and enjoy!

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Surprise Inside Brownie Bites

INGREDIENTS:

Brownies
  • 6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Mini Reese Cups (2 per brownie)
Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups Confectionery Sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 ounce semi sweet Chocolate Square, melted
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

Brownies
  1. This is the pan I used, but you can use anything that will result in small, mini brownies. Grease the cups with spray, then wipe out any extra. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt chocolate. butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat.
  3. Pour into large bowl and add eggs and vanilla. Beat with mixer.
  4. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt to bowl. Mix together.
  5. Fill each cavity as shown. Bake for 9 minutes, then remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
  6. Immediately place 2 mini chocolate peanut butter cups in each brownie. Push down so they are even with the top of the brownie. I used Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joes. They come in a 12 ounce tub, and they are fabulous! (and addicting) You could also use some of the mini peanut butter cups I have seen around at the stores, or even just a single small one, instead of a mini! Cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on the cooling rack.
Frosting
  1. Make frosting by mixing together the confectioner's sugar, butter, milk, and melted chocolate square.
  2. I used a Witon tip #31 to decorate some of the brownies, but not all. They taste good both ways! Sprinkle sprinkles on the ones with frosting and enjoy!
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Friday, February 7, 2014

Reese's Heart Mini Brownies


These Reese Heart Mini Brownies are bite size bits of heaven! I am serious!! 
They are gooey, chocolatey, rich, and mini! What more is there?
 Oh, they are quick to make also! Everyone will want one, so be sure to make plenty. 
So good! They make you say "mmmmmmm"!

Reese Heart Mini Brownies
4 ounces Ghiradelli Bittersweet Chocolate Bar
4 ounces Ghirardelli Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar
3/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/3 cup Flour
pinch salt
Reese Heart Candy
These are the two chocolate bars that I used. 
Chop your chocolate and .......
your butter into small pieces, so they will melt evenly.
Melt the chocolate, butter and water together in a double boiler
on your stove. Set the heat on low. 
When the mixture becomes melted and smooth....
pour it in to the bottom of your mixing bowl.
Add both sugars and beat with your mixer on low,
until combined and smooth.
Add your eggs and mix on medium. 
Add vanilla.
Add your flour and salt. Mix together on low.
I used muffin cups for my brownies. Some of the first ones
stuck to the paper, so I sprayed the next batch with 
pan spray. That worked much better.
Fill each cup with your batter until about 3/4" full.
Bake for 15 minutes. 
While your brownies are baking,
 unwrap the Reese's Heart candies. 
Once your brownies are done baking,
let them cool for 10 minutes.
Then place a Reese's heart on each brownie. 
They will sink in a little and start to melt.
Refrigerate for these to set up quickly, or they will set up 
over time while covered. Of course, if you are like me,
and have no self control what so ever, eat one now, while they are hot
and the Reese's heart is melting! mmmmmmm!

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