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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Addictive Brownie Bites

You wanna totally get your romance on with an easy dessert that is almost fool proof?
I have just the thing. We whipped these up Saturday, and they disappeared FAST.
You will need:
Strawberries, washed. Leave the greenery where it is
Two 12 oz bags of chocolate morsels
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Sprinkles or colored sugar
Cooking spray
Wax paper
Silicone muffin pans (this just makes it easier
A cookie sheet
Bowls, rubber spatulas, and the usual implements of destruction
 First, empty one bag of morsels into a microwave safe bowl and nuke it on high for 45 seconds. Take the bowl out and stir it well with a rubber spatula. If it needs a little more time to be smooth and creamy, give it 30 more seconds in the microwave. Once your chocolate is smooth and creamy, give each strawberry a little dip holding it by the hull and place it on a sheet of wax paper to harden.
Reheat the chocolate as necessary, and refrain from eating all of the dipped berries.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C for you folks in Canada), and grease your muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray.
Do they look nice and coated?
Do them again anyway. Trust me.
 In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if that's your thing. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pans, filling the cups about halfway. 
Set the silicone pans on cookie sheets to make this whole spectacle less of an impending disaster.
Bake for 10 to 5 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan and are no longer jiggly. 
Set the pans directly on a wire rack to cool. Notice that nifty concave shape? Mucho convenient.
Press each brownie from the bottom and just pop them out of the muffin pan.
 If you don't have one of these pans, you can use a regular one, or just borrow mine. I just want it washed when you return it.
Now nab your sprinkles and debate for a few minutes which type to use,
using this as a distractive ruse to eat another strawberry.
Deny ever doing such a thing.
The very idea...
Nuke up any leftover chocolate...wait...what the heck is leftover chocolate?
Okay, open the second bag of morsels and microwave about half of it.
Make cookies with the rest.
Arrange your brownies on a plate. Place a chocolate dipped strawberry into each little brownie bowl
Drizzle the heated chocolate over each little creation and then sprinkle with...um...sprinkles.
I wonder if you can dust, drop, pepper, spray, shower, shake over or intersperse with sprinkles?
Anyway, serve, and watch them disappear.
Then start thinking of all the other luscious things you could fill those little brownie bite bowls with, 
like ice cream...

8 comments:

lisbonlioness said...

I just started debatink how to work off those calories! Good job I signed up for a 5k charity run in June. Nom.

lisbonlioness said...

debatinK? See, sugar overdose!

Kim K. said...

I'm thinking chocolate for breakfast after reading this post. I have a four year old that LOVES strawberries and chocolate. Nothing like starting them young!! Happy Tuesday!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

This post could single handedly derail all diet trains today. YUM!! You know, a lady at work brought in these amazing "Cheesecake Strawberries" that might taste good in there too! She injected each berry with creamcheese and then coated them with a graham craker coating.

Suzie said...

just finished a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast! A few strawberries would have been nice!

Chelsea said...

Mmmm - those look delish!

~Chelsea

Deb said...

Aaaaannnnnnndddd, there go the 4 pounds I just lost. Dinner party this weekend. This will be dessert.....

La Vie Quotidienne said...

My goodness these look amazing...how delicious they must be! Thanks for the recipe.