The Freshman Cook: Cranberry Orange Pistachio Brownie Balls/#CranberryWeek

Cranberry Pistachio Brownie Balls are my second recipe of this week celebrating cranberries! They are easy to make, fun to eat, and are a great treat to include in a gift basket or on a cookie/candy holiday tray! I started this easy-to-make recipe by using store baked brownie bites. If you are in any type of time crunch, as we often are this time of year, this will save you a lot of time. I used dried cranberries w/orange and fresh pistachio nuts for this recipe. I dipped some of the brownies balls in milk chocolate, some in powdered sugar and some I  did not dip at all. They all taste amazing! I hope you enjoy them! 

Cranberry Orange Pistachio Brownie Balls

(makes 2-3 dozen brownie balls)

(printable recipe at end of page)

25 small Brownie Bites

1/2 cup chopped Pistachios

1/2 cup Orange Cranberries

10 ounces Milk Chocolate Рchopped 

4-5 tablespoon Sweetened Condensed Milk

10 ounces Milk Chocolate-chopped 

Confectioners Sugar

These are the brownies that I used. I purchased them at Sam’s Club and they taste wonderful!

Crumble the brownies into small pieces, then place them in a mixing bowl. Mix condensed milk with the chopped milk chocolate. Heat in the microwave or on the stove using low heat. Let chocolate cool a little. Add the pistachios, orange cranberries, and melted chocolate. I mixed them with a fork at first, but it was only a few minutes when I put on some disposable kitchen gloves and used my hands to mix everything together. Much quicker, and a better mix!

Use a tablespoon scoop to pull your mix from the bowl. Roll the scoops into chocolate balls. Place them on a cutting board or wax paper. Refrigerate if necessary. It is sometimes easier to work with when the chocolate is a bit chilled. Melt the chocolate for dipping the balls. Roll some in confectioners sugar, and some plain if you want. They taste fantastic anyway you make them!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Check out more fabulous cranberry recipes from some blogging friends! :

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  • 25 small Brownie Bites
  • 1/2 cup chopped Pistachios
  • 1/2 cup Orange Cranberries
  • 10 ounces Milk Chocolate – chopped
  • 5 tablespoon Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 10 ounces Milk Chocolate-chopped
  • Confectioners Sugar
  1. Crumble the brownies into small pieces, then place them in a mixing bowl. Mix condensed milk with the chopped milk chocolate. Heat in the microwave or on the stove using low heat. Let chocolate cool a little. Add the pistachios, orange cranberries, and melted chocolate. Use a tablespoon scoop to pull your mix from the bowl. Roll the scoops into chocolate balls. Place them on a cutting board or wax paper. Refrigerate if necessary. It is sometimes easier to work with when the chocolate is a bit chilled. Melt the chocolate for dipping the balls. Roll some in confectioners sugar, and some plain if you want. They taste fantastic anyway you make them!

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