When it comes to parties, I find that people like to sample a little bit of everything and little mini desserts work so well. I wanted to bring brownie bites to a farm party for the little ones. Kids love sprinkles and chocolate, but I didn’t have any baking chocolate on hand, only cocoa, and whipped these little brownie bites up.
I used a cookie scooper to put them into a mini cupcake pan and they were done in about 15 minutes. There are a lot of eggs in the recipe, making them more cake like. You can reduce the eggs to 3 for more density. If you want more chocolate, add chocolate chips to the top before before into the oven.
I kept a few back and put then in the freezer and they were even better heated up. I call this the little no-guilt chocolate fix. You could make these well in advance and freeze in freezer bags and sit out (outside of the bag) at room temperature to defrost. That makes these a great treat for hot outdoor events.
Take them frozen; they’ll be read to eat once you get to the party.
This is a picture I took at the party. Yes, it was that kind of night. I took this with my phone, and I share lots of pictures on instagram and would love to see you there.
Followup: Since this post, I made the brownies below with three kinds of chocolate. Here is that grown up brownie with a gluten free option.
- ½ cup melted butter
- ½ cup oil
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1½ cups flour
- ½ cup plus two tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 eggs (3 eggs if you like dense)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Melt butter. Mix with oil.
- Mix in sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder and sift. I always use this kind of sifter.
- Add dry mixture to wet and stir.
- Add in chocolate chips if you are using them.
- Spray a mini cupcake pan or grease with butter or oil
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon and fill ¾ full.
- Bake at 350 degree F for 15 minutes.
- Let cool completely before removing.