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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Brownie Bites




I love making brownies! These little bites though, don't last very long. I love to take them and crumble a couple of them up and use it as a base for a brownie earthquake. Then cover the top of the brownie with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup and peanuts. Serious ice cream lovers will truly cherish these little sweet chocolate morsels!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (4 oz.) HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts(optional)

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a mini muffin tin.

2. Place chocolate and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Add sugar; stir with spoon until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add flour and nuts, if desired; stir until well blended. Pour in each little tin until it is 3/4 of the way full.

3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost brownies, if desired. Cut into squares. About 24 brownies.


BROWNIE VARIATIONS:
CHIPPY CHEWY BROWNIES: Prepare brownies as directed, stirring in 1 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips with flour. Bake as directed.

CAKELIKE BROWNIES: Stir in 1/2 cup milk with eggs and vanilla. Increase flour to 1-1/2 cups. Bake as directed.

CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES: Prepare brownies as directed, using 4 eggs. Spread in prepared pan. Beat 8-oz. pkg. softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons flour. Soon mixture over brownie batter; swirl with knife to marble. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

ROCKY ROAD BROWNIES: Prepare brownies as directed; bake 30 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with 2 cups miniature marshmallows, 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 cup chopped nuts over brownies. Bake another 3 minutes or until topping melts together.
Recipe reprinted from the Hershey Website.

9 comments:

Amy said...

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Thanks for stopping by to say hi! I'm already a follower of your blog!
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Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

These look so yummy especially since I'm following this meal plan that I'm not enjoying at all.

I'm following you.

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A Mommy Bloggers BFF said...

Mmmmmm....Brownies! :)

Thank you for joining my BFF blog hop! I'm a new follower. :)

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Happy Tuesday, Melanie

Mommy to Casey ♥ said...

They look yummy!

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Deb Chitwood said...

I just printed this recipe out – as a true chocolate lover, I MUST try it! And I love the variations – must try some of them as well!!!

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LeeAnn said...

Yum! Now I want brownies...with ice cream! :-)

Thanks for stopping by for Relax & Surf Sunday! I am following you now. Sorry it took me so long to get by here...we had a crazy weekend with my little man's 1st birthday! I hope you're having a great week!