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Red Velvet Brownie Bites

Red Velvet Brownie Bites

Red velvet brownie bites are fudgy bite sized brownies that are full of white chocolate chips. This easy recipe creates perfect brownies, with a shiny top, and full of red velvet flavour. I love red velvet and I love bite sized brownies so naturally I 

Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade cosmic brownies are better than store bought! Chewy brownies, topped with fudgy chocolate ganache, and candied chocolate chips. This copycat cosmic brownies recipe is also easy to make! A delicious and nostalgic treat, that I’m sure you’ll love! WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Perfect texture. These 

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies

These Peppermint Brownies have the perfect chewy brownie texture and full of crushed candy canes and peppermint flavours. They are also topped with white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Decadent, delicious, and easy to make!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM

Easy to make. The recipe is simple to make and is all done by hand so no need for fancy mixers.

Perfect brownie texture. Decadent thick chewy brownies with a slight fudgy centre. These brownies are perfect and have the shiny crinkle crust on top. The also have a crunch from the candy canes.

Festive. These brownies are gorgeous and perfect for Christmas parties and gatherings over the holidays.

peppermint brownies

Step by Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Lining the pan with parchment paper allows you to easily remove the brownies from the pan.

Brownie Batter

Chop the bakers chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave by stopping and stirring the chocolate in 15 second increments. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.

Add in the eggs and vigorously mix 5 minutes. Doing this breaks down the eggs and gives the brownies that shinny crackle top. Mix in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.

Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.

peppermint brownie batter with crushed candy canes

Pour batter into the lined pan and spread evenly.

brownie batter ready for the oven

Bake for 28-30 minutes or until edges are stiff and middle is set. Allow brownies to fully cool to room temperature in the pan before removing and decorating.

Decorating the Brownies

Once brownies are room temperature slice them into 16 pieces. Spread the pieces out on parchment paper so you can see each side of the brownie.

Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Do this by microwaving in 15 second increments and stirring in between.

Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag, or zip lock bag and cut a small corner off. Drizzle the chocolate over top of the brownies.

Sprinkle the extra crushed candy canes on top of the chocolate. Pop in the fridge for a few minutes to help set the chocolate, enjoy!

the best peppermint brownies

STORING THE BROWNIES

These brownies should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. If stored properly these brownies keep well up to four days after baking.

TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT Peppermint BROWNIES

  • Use room temperature eggs. They break down easier and allow them to blend better into the batter.
  • Once eggs are added to the mixture, whisk for a solid 5 minutes. This breaks down the eggs, adds air, and gives the brownies that perfect crinkle top.
  • Be sure to mix everything by hand.
  • It’s better to be under baked than over baked with brownies.
  • Let brownies fully cool to room temperature in the pan. The brownies continue to cook in the pan after being removed from the oven, removing and slicing them too soon will lead to too gooey brownies.
peppermint brownies with crushed candy canes

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Peppermint Brownies

Jessie M
These Peppermint Brownies have the perfect chewy brownie texture and full of crushed candy canes and peppermint flavours. They are also topped with white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Decadent, delicious, and easy to make!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies

Equipment

  • 8×8 square baking pan

Ingredients
  

Brownie Batter

  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 regular sized candy canes crushed

Topping

  • 1/2 C white chocolate chips melted
  • 2 regular sized candy canes crushed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

Brownie Batter

  • Chop and melt the bakers chocolate in the microwave. Do this by microwaving in 15 second increments and stirring in between. Set aside.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar
  • Add in the eggs and vigorously mix for a 5 minutes. Mixing the eggs well creates that shiny crackle top on the brownies.
    2 large eggs
  • Mix in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.
    1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.
    3/4 C all purpose flour, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Using a rubber spatula fold in the chopped oreo pieces and chocolate chips.
    5 regular sized candy canes, 3/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Pour batter into the lined pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 28-30 minutes or until edges are stiff and middle is set. Allow brownies to fully cool to room temperature in the pan before removing and decorating.

Topping

  • Once brownies are room temperature slice them into 16 pieces. Spread the pieces out on parchment paper so you can see each side of the brownie.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Do this by microwaving in 15 second increments and stirring in between.
    1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag, or zip lock bag and cut a small corner off. Drizzle the chocolate over top of the brownies.
  • Sprinkle the extra crushed candy canes on top of the chocolate. Pop in the fridge for a few minutes to help set the chocolate, enjoy!
    2 regular sized candy canes
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Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint chocolate brownies are made up of a chewy brownie base, a layer of mint buttercream, and topped with chocolate ganache. WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Perfect amount of mint flavouring. The peppermint flavouring in these brownies is just right and not overpowering. So many delicious 

Oreo Brownies

Oreo Brownies

These Oreo Brownies have the perfect chewy brownie texture, shiny crinkle top, and are stuffed with chopped oreo cookies. Decadent, delicious, and easy to make! Why You’ll Love Them Easy to make. The recipe is simple to make and is all done by hand so 

Pumpkin Patch Brownie Bites

Pumpkin Patch Brownie Bites

Pumpkin patch brownie bites are perfect for Halloween. A chewy bite sized brownie, topped with chocolate ganache, oreo crumbs, and a pumpkin candy.

I can not get over how cute these brownie bites are! They were a huge hit with my kids and I have been putting one in my son’s school lunch for the last couple days. Best of all not only are they cute but they taste so good!

Why You’ll Love These Brownie Bites

Appearance. This little brownie bites are so cute! First off, who doesn’t love mini desserts let alone ones that look like a pumpkin patch!

Perfect for Halloween. These are perfect for Halloween parties and Halloween treats.

Amazing taste. The brownie bites taste so good! They a perfect chewy texture and full of chocolate chips. The chocolate ganache and oreo cookie crumbs add to the chocolate flavour.

Easy to make. I know there are a lot of steps, but I promise the recipe is easy to follow and create!

pumpkin patch brownie bites

How To Make Them

Preheat oven to 350F and grease mini muffin pan with spray or cooking oil.

Brownie Batter

Chop the bakers chocolate and microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar. Whisk by hand until smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix. Whisk vigorously, by hand, for a good 3 minutes. Well whisked eggs is what gives these brownies that shinny crackled top.

Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.

brownie batter

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix.

Fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop 1.5 tablespoons worth of batter into each muffin tin. I like to use a small cookie scoop. Once all tins are filled, hit the pan a few times on the counter to help spread the batter.

brownie batter for brownie bites ready for the oven

Cook brownies for 11-13 minutes or until the tops are shiny. You don’t want to over bake. Let the brownie bites cool in the pan until they are room temperature. Gently run a knife around the edges to pop them out.

Chocolate Ganache

Once the brownie bites are completely cooled its time to make the ganache. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips, set aside. In another microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream and heat till just before boiling, (about 45 seconds).

Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Mix chocolate and cream together. If there are still chunks of chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds and stir again. The ganache should be completely smooth.

Decorating

Set all your decorating ingredients out to make the process easier.

decorating the pumpkin patch brownie bites

Evenly spoon the ganache over the tops of each brownie. Sprinkle some oreo crumbs on top of the ganache. Finish by adding a pumpkin candy on top, gently pushing it into the ganache.

halloween treats- pumpkin patch brownie bites

Storing

These brownie bites should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container and keep well up to four days after baking.

Can I Make Brownie Bars Instead?

Yes, you definitely can! Follow the brownie recipe the same except bake in an 8×8 square baking pan for 30 minutes. When decorating spread the ganache over top of the brownies, sprinkle with the oreo crumbs, and add the pumpkins on top. Let the ganache sit till stiff then cut with a sharp knife into 16 bars.

Can I Freeze Them?

No, unfortunately you can not freeze these brownie bites.

What type of Pumpkin Candies Should I Use?

You can use any small pumpkin candy you like. I love the ones that taste like candy corn! I know others are not a fan of the taste. You can use gummy or even small chocolate pumpkins!

pumpkin patch brownie bites

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Pumpkin Patch Brownie Bites

Jessie M
Pumpkin patch brownie bites are perfect for Halloween. A chewy bite sized brownie, topped with chocolate ganache, oreo crumbs, and a pumpkin candy.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 brownie bites

Equipment

  • mini muffin pan
  • sifter

Ingredients
  

Brownie Bites Batter

  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C heavy cream

Decorating

  • 1/3 C oreo cookie baking crumbs
  • 24 mini pumpkin candies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease mini muffin pan with spray or cooking oil.

Brownie Batter

  • Chop the bakers chocolate and microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar. Whisk by hand until smooth.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix. Whisk vigorously, by hand, for a good 3 minutes. Well whisked eggs is what gives these brownies that shinny crackled top.
    2 large eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix.
    3/4 C all purpose flour, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Scoop 1.5 tablespoons worth of batter into each muffin tin. I like to use a small cookie scoop. Once all tins are filled, hit the pan a few times on the counter to help spread the batter.
  • Cook brownies for 11-13 minutes or until the tops are shiny. You don't want to over bake.
  • Let the brownie bites cool in the pan until they are room temperature. Gently run a knife around the edges to pop them out.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Once the brownie bites are completely cooled its time to make the ganache.
  • In a medium sized microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips, set aside.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • In another microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream and heat till just before boiling, (about 45 seconds).
    1/4 C heavy cream
  • Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Mix chocolate and cream together. If there are still chunks of chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds and stir again. The ganache should be completely smooth.

Decorating the Brownie Bites

  • Evenly spoon the ganache over the tops of each brownie.
  • Sprinkle some oreo crumbs on top of the ganache. Finish by adding a pumpkin candy on top, gently pushing it into the ganache.
    24 mini pumpkin candies, 1/3 C oreo cookie baking crumbs
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Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Cheesecake swirl brownies are a chewy brownie filled with chocolate chips that has a creamy cheesecake swirl. Beautiful and easy to make! These brownies are perfect for when you can’t decide what type of dessert to make. A simple brownie that gets elevated into a 

Chewy Caramel Turtle Brownies

Chewy Caramel Turtle Brownies

The best chewy caramel turtle brownies! A decadent brownie full of chewy caramel pieces and pecans baked inside. Topped with caramel sauce, chocolate, and pecans. If you love Turtles Chocolate these brownies will be perfect for you! I made these brownies with the help of 

Chewy Brownie Bites

Chewy Brownie Bites

Chewy brownie bites are the perfect mini dessert. Bite sized chewy brownies with a soft fudgy centre. Easy to make and so delicious!

Who doesn’t love those Two Bite Brownies!? Did you know that they’re super easy to make from home? They take less time to bake than regular brownies and are even more tasty than the store bought version.

My two young children love baking brownies, I think it’s because of all the chocolate. My little ones loved how “cute” these chewy brownie bites were.

Homemade chewy brownie bites

How to Make Brownie Bites

Preheat oven to 350F and grease mini muffin pan with spray or cooking oil.

Chop the bakers chocolate and microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.

In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar. Whisk by hand until smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix. Whisk vigorously, by hand, until eggs are well incorporated and mixture is smooth. Do this for a few minutes. Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.

melted butter, sugar, and eggs for brownie batter.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt into the brownie batter.

Scoop 1.5 tablespoons worth of batter into each muffin tin. I like to use a small cookie scoop. Once all tins are filled, hit the pan a few times on the counter to help spread the batter.

brownie bites batter. How to make homemade brownie bites.

Cook brownies for 11-13 minutes or until the tops are shiny and crinkled. You don’t want to over bake. Let the brownie bites cool in the pan until they are room temperature. Gently run a knife around the edges to pop them out.

chewy brownie bites

Tips for Perfect Brownie Bites

  • Use room temperature eggs. They break down easier and allow them to blend better into the batter.
  • If you forgot to take your eggs out of the fridge, no worries, just run them under warm water for a few minutes.
  • Once eggs are added to the mixture, whisk for a couple of minutes. This breaks down the eggs, adds air, and gives the brownies that perfect crinkle top.
  • When the dry ingredients are added mix just until there are no longer any flour streaks. Over mixing will cause the brownies to be dense and dry.
  • It’s better to be under baked than over baked with brownies.
chewy homemade brownie bites

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Chewy Brownie Bites!

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Chewy Brownie Bites

Jessie M
Chewy brownie bites are the perfect mini dessert. Bite sized chewy brownies with a soft fudgy centre. Easy to make and so delicious!
5 from 1 vote
20 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings 24 brownie bites

Equipment

  • mini muffin pan
  • sifter

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease mini muffin pan with spray or cooking oil.
  • Chop the bakers chocolate and microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar. Whisk by hand until smooth.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix. Whisk vigorously, by hand, until eggs are well incorporated and mixture is smooth. Do this for a few minutes. Well whisked eggs is what gives these brownies that shinny crackled top.
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop 1.5 tablespoons worth of batter into each muffin tin. I like to use a small cookie scoop. Once all tins are filled, hit the pan a few times on the counter to help spread the batter.
  • Cook brownies for 11-13 minutes or until the tops are shiny. You don't want to over bake.
  • Let the brownie bites cool in the pan until they are room temperature. Gently run a knife around the edges to pop them out.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days. 
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Easter Mini Egg Brownies

Easter Mini Egg Brownies

These chewy Easter Mini Egg Brownies make the best Easter dessert. Easy to make brownies loaded with mini eggs! Beautiful and delicious! I love Easter and everything that goes with it! The hope of warmer weather, visiting family, and of course Easter chocolate! Mini eggs