Saturday, March 19, 2011

Crunchy Brownie Bites

The Menu:
Crunchy Brownie Bites

mini muffin pan

a little messy!

The Original Recipe:
Well, I wanted to make individual brownies in my little muffin pan. It would of made 2 dozen small brownie bites. You then push down the middle of those brownie bites and fill it with icing. Well, my brownies all stuck to my pan. Each and every one of them. I was so frustrated. So, I threw it all in a bowl. I didn't want to throw them away. Since they cooked individually there were crunch bits from the edges of the brownies, too. Oh it was a disaster. I was talking with my mom on the phone and she suggested rolling them in a ball and then rolling them in some powdered sugar. Afterall, chocolate is still chocolate no matter what shape it's in, right? Well, then I got to thinking about the cake ball recipe that is floating around the internet. You bake a cake, smoosh it up and add icing and make balls out of it. Hmmm? That could work for brownies too, right? So, that is what I did. I took my crunchy brownie mess and added chocolate (more chocolate!) icing to it. I then rolled them into balls, stuck them into the fridge to harden up. I then (thanks to the suggestion of my mom) rolled them in powdered sugar. (I didn't have chocolate chips or I would of melted that to roll them in, but the powdered sugar worked!). Voila! I made little round balls of crunchy brownie bites! In all I made about 3 dozen out of one box.

Crunchy Brownie Bites

1 box brownie mix
Ingredients on back of the box to make the brownies
1 container chocolate icing
Powdered sugar

Bake brownies according to box directions. For crunchy brownie bites you can bake them in a small muffin tin. For creamy brownie bites, bake in a regular 9x9 pan. Let cool slightly before the edges become crunchy. Crumble brownies in bowl. Add 1 cup chocolate icing. Mix together and roll into balls about 1 inch round. Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then roll in powdered sugar. You can also melt chocolate and roll in that then refrigerate to cool.

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