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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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Healthier Brownies?

I made these brownies a while ago, but never posted the final recipe!

They were featured in a guest post, thanks to Rose, but I never posted it here!

Maybe these will kick up some weekend baking?

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Brandi’s Healthier Brownies

* 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
* ½ cup sugar
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* ¾ cup whole wheat flour
* 1/3 cup cocoa
* 2 tsp baking powder
* ½ tsp baking soda
* ½ tsp salt
* ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
* 1 square 60% dark chocolate

1. In large bowl, mix applesauce, sugar, and vanilla.
2. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and soda and salt.
3. Fold in nuts and chocolate.
4. Pour into 8×8 pan.
5. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

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These would be great with all different mix-ins!

I only used 1 square of chocolate chopped up because that’s all I had. I love the walnuts in them, but they would be great with pecans, just chocolate, dried cherries…anything!

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These were somewhat fudgy, somewhat cakey. You could also sub some of the applesauce for some canola oil, and that might make them a little more fudgy.

They were great on their own right out of the pan or warmed up in a bowl with a little ice cream and chocolate syrup…yum.

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Let me know if you try them!

Do you like your brownies cakey or fudgy?

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