BB Mondays: Brownie Bites with Chocolate Glaze

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I am not sure where to start. So much has happened since my last post. First of all, the Hurricane named Sandy. Such an ill-fitting name for a disastrous monster that it was. I am still waiting for messages from few of our friends from the East Coast. Those bloggers and real-life. The images are truly heartbreaking. There is not enough words to express what we are feeling….

It’s November and a lot of you have jumped into holidays already. It’s hard to be joyful and cheerful when a lot of people have lost everything. But we have to try. Because that’s what holidays are also about. The new hope and wishes and finding happiness in what we have and being thankful for it.

 

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Second, I am happy to say that my new computer is on it’s way and soon I should be back to my normal blogging schedule. I am trying to visit your blogs to see what you are up to and leave comments and truly appreciate your messages and emails asking how we are doing.

Even though it is Monday night when I am typing this, I still want to share with you my latest brownie adventure.

It fits perfectly with the holiday theme. These bites would be a perfect addition to your party menu. They are also very portable so you can take them with you and go spread the cheer! With something chocolatey in your hands, you are bound to receive smiles in return. icon smile BB Mondays: Brownie Bites with Chocolate Glaze

 

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The sprinkles are totally optional. Actually, my Hubby requested few with sea salt on top. Do I even have to say… BRILLIANT! icon smile BB Mondays: Brownie Bites with Chocolate Glaze

These bites are moist and slightly chewy. It is easy to over bake them due to their mini form, so as soon as you will see the edges pull away from the sides of the pan, take them out of the oven and coll for few minutes in the pan. Then pop them out to cool completely on a wire rack.

They are easy to whip up and all you need is one bowl and a whisk. You are just few moments away from enjoying a brownie goodness in it’s most adorable form yet!

One thing I have been slightly obsessed with recently is adding almond extract when baking with chocolate, instead vanilla. I recommend trying it. It takes the flavors to a whole new level!

Brownie Bites with Chocolate Glaze

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: about 26 brownies

Brownie bites dressed up with chocolate glaze and sprinkles - a perfect addition to your holiday party menu.

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 c unsalted butter
  2. 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  3. 3/4 c packed brown sugar
  4. 1/4 c granulated sugar
  5. 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 tsp almond extract ( or 1 tsp vanilla extract )
  9. 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  10. 1/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  11. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a mini muffin pan. Set aside.
  2. Over a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and butter. Take of the simmering water when only few streaks of chocolate are left. Whisk until smooth. Let cool.
  3. Add sugar and cocoa powder ( sifted straight over the bowl of melted chocolate ) and whisk again.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and whisk well after each addition.
  5. Add salt and almond extract. Whisk again.
  6. Sift flour over the bowl and fold in until no streaks of flour remain.
  7. Scoop into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 13 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick shows few moist crumbs. It's good to pull them out of the oven as soon as the edges appear baked and pull away from the sides of pan.
  9. Cool brownie bites in the pan for about 2 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Make the glaze by melting together the remaining chocolate chips and butter. Whisk until smooth. Dunk each brownie bite tops down into chocolate. Sprinkle with sprinkles or sea salt while the glaze is still wet. Let set.

Notes

I highly recommend trying almond extract instead of vanilla extract. It adds a nice unexpected nutty flavor to brownies. You can sprinkle them with sea salt for addition of crunch to every bite!

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Are you excited for the holidays? Have you started the preparations already?

xoxo,

Anna

 

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  • curryandcomfort

    So glad you are getting your new computer soon. These brownie bites would totally disappear at my house… in our bellies. :)

    I totally agree with you about the name Sandy for the monster storm…. ironic name for such devastation. I hope the holidays bring all those impacted by the storm more joy than the expect because they deserve it. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes, me too… I will be thinking of them during the holidays for sure… I am so glad you like the brownie bites :) They go fast! Thank you, Ramona!

  • carrian cheney

    These little guys look awesome, I will be popping some into my mouth soon!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Carrian!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    What could be more perfect than individual brownie bites! These look absolutely delicious, Anna, and are going on my to-make list! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! I am so happy you like them, Carol! Thank you :)

  • Terry

    These look wonderful!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Terry!

  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/ Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    These are so fun! I’ve never tried almond extract in brownies. . .now I’m curious! :) And of course, sea salt, I’ll be trying that too!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I was quite surprised how well it went with chocolate. If you try it, let me know what you think! Thank you, Jessica!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Love these Anna! And kudos to your hubby for the sea salt suggestion! So glad to hear that you and your family are safe and sound. Hugs! xoxo

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      He really loves the chocolate-sea salt combo :) Thank you so much, Amanda! xoxoxo

  • http://twitter.com/BakerByNature Ashley

    These look perfect!!! And I’m a huge fan of anything “one bowl” and involving chocolate.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Right? It’s great to have recipes like this when the craving hits. Thanks, Ashley!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Sandy definitely caused a lot of issues and life threatening situations to many. Glad you all are safe.

    Love this chocolaty brownie bites. So yum!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Kiran!

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    I love your brownie bites, these look heavenly!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Laura :)

  • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

    These look fabulous!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jen!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    So good to see you back, Anna! Your brownie bites look divine…especially with the festive sprinkles :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Lizzy! :)

  • http://twitter.com/HeartfeltHome24 Danielle

    So glad you are back, Anna! Your words of inspiration are lovely! We are OK in Boston, but I know other areas didn’t fare as well. So sad and my prayers are with them as well. I’m happy to hear you are doing fine (and have a new computer on it’s way…yay!! : ). These brownie bites looks delicious and festive. I wish I could pop a few in my mouth right now!
    Danielle xo

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I am glad to hear you are well too! Thank you so much, sweet Danielle! xo

  • domesticfits

    How cute are those?! Lovely.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jackie!

  • Patty

    Sweet little brownie bites, they look like a wonderful way to satisfy a sweet tooth;-) I like your sprinkles-perfect for the season! I hope this latest storm is not too bad for those affected by Sandy!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes, me too! Thanks, Patty!

  • OishiiTreats

    Anna your brownies look delicious as always and glad to see you back. I agree Sandy is an ill fitting name for a terrible storm, I found it hard to get a hold of people for the first few days in ny. hope your family is safe and well and All recover quickly on the east coast.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Neshanne!

  • http://www.thewickednoodle.com the wicked noodle

    That is one smart hubby you have! And I’m with you on feeling so sad after Sandy. I’m on the East Coast but not in a hard-hit area. Sending you big hugs!! xoxo

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Kristy! I was so glad to hear you’re safe! xoxo

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    Sorry you’ve had such a time of it with your computer and Sandy – these brownies look like they could cure a lot of ills :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Averie!

  • http://twitter.com/NewlywedChefs The Newlywed Chefs

    These look sooo chocolately and delicious!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/zestycook zestycook

    Hi Anna! I love your site and these brownies! Sandy was a completely nightmare for us. Luckily, all is OK for me and thoughts go out to those who lost everything!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Zesty! Good to hear you are ok. We all will be thinking of those who lost everything this holiday season. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • http://twitter.com/Life_on_Food Emily Morris

    These little babies would disappear very quickly.

  • Kate | Food Babbles

    Wow! These little brownie bites look amazing! I’m new to your blog but I have a feeling I’m going to love it around here.

  • Erika Council

    Yummy!! There would be none left for my family because I would have to “test” them all. : )