When it comes to brownies, we all know that the texture matters just as much as the taste. These Chewy Brownie Bites have an undeniable chocolate flavor with a sweet topping that literally gives the perfect “chew” with each and every bite. These mini brownies are the perfect dessert that you can grab and snack on, while you’re walking out the front door.
Baking up a batch of these tiny treats is a simple task that hardly takes any time at all. And rest easy knowing that just because they’re tiny in size doesn’t mean that they aren’t huge in taste and flavor!
What other types of nuts can you use in this brownie recipe?
This is the great part about using nuts in baking. Most nuts taste really great, no matter what type of flavor of batter you’re mixing them into. Walnuts are what this recipe calls for but you can also use pecans, cashews, and slivered almonds as well. And if you wanted to use peanuts, you could do that too but be certain that they’re unsalted or you’re going to taste a difference!
Other great options are to add chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips into the batter to change up the flavor as well.
How do you know when these mini chewy brownies are done baking in the oven?
Just because they’re chewy doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good gauge on when they’re done baking. The easiest way to ensure that they’re cooked thoroughly and ready to pull from the oven is to rely on the good ol’ toothpick test.
Grab a clean toothpick and insert it into the middle of one of the brownie bites. If it comes out clean, remove them all from the oven and let them cool. However, if it comes out with batter on it, those adorable mini brownies are going to need a few more minutes to cook.
Why is my frosting so thin?
More than likely, you’ve just added too much liquid to your homemade frosting when mixing. Don’t worry, it’s an easy fix. If you find that you’re frosting is too thin, just add in some more powdered sugar and stir to offset and make it thicker. Do so in small spurts and stir completely each time.
This will help to thicken it back up so that it’s stiff and will hold peaks on top of the brownie bites. (The same thought process can be used if it’s too thick, too. Just add a little more cream slowly and stir to help thin it out.)
Simple Tips For Making These Chewy Brownie Bites
Even though this recipe is quite simple, there are a couple of tips to keep in mind!
- Make certain that the brownie bites are cooled completely before you attempt to frost them. If you try to frost the brownies too soon while they’re still hot or warm, there’s a very high chance that the frosting won’t stick or will even just slide right off the top.
- You can make the brownie batter ahead of time and bake them later. Find yourself in a hurry and don’t have a ton of time to bake? This is why this recipe is great! You can easily make up the brownie batter and store it in the fridge for the day until you have time later to pop them in the oven to bake. Consider this a simple meal-prepping tip that a lot of bakers actually use!
The next time that you’re craving a simple and sweet treat, give these chewy chocolate brownie bites a go! The texture and flavor will have everyone in your household loving them and waiting “patiently” for you to make the next batch! You can even pack them up for a picnic or fun road trip to enjoy without the worry of needing plates or utensils as well!
Ingredients Needed To Make Chewy Brownie Bites
- All purpose flour
- Dark cocoa powder
- Unsweetened dark chocolate
- Vanilla extract
- Mini M&Ms®
- Powdered sugar
- Heavy cream
- Pastel gel food coloring
(Actual measurements are in the recipe card below.)
How To Make Chewy Brownie Bites
For The Mini Brownie Bites
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat until combined.
- Sprinkle cocoa powder into pan and stir until smooth then remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Add sugar and vanilla, stir until smooth.
- Next, add eggs, one at a time, mix then add flour.
- Stir in chopped walnuts, mini M&Ms® and spoon into prepared brownie pan.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool then frost and add additional mini candies.
For The Buttercream Frosting
- Beat powdered sugar, heavy cream, butter, vanilla and gel color together.
- Pipe onto each brownie and top with candy sprinkles.
Try These Delicious Brownies Bites Today
So if you love brownies, this is a great recipe and you just might want to double the recipe. Vanilla ice cream is also great served with these brownies. No need for frosting, just add a few warm brownie bites to a bowl and add a scoop on top. So delicious!
Here are a few more delicious brownie recipes that can be found on the blog:
- Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake
- Coconut Pecan Brownies
- Triple Chocolate Walnut Brownies
- Peppermint Brownie Bites
- 1 cup butter
- 6 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1¾ cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3/4 cup mini M&Ms®
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp heavy cream (more if needed)
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pastel gel coloring
- candy sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350° and spray a mini brownie pan with cooking stray right before filling.
In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat until combined.
Sprinkle cocoa powder into pan and stir until smooth then remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Add sugar and vanilla, stir until smooth.
Next, add eggs, one at a time, mix then add flour.
Stir in chopped walnuts, mini M&Ms® and spoon into prepared brownie pan.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool then frost and add additional mini candies.
Beat powdered sugar, heavy cream, butter, vanilla and gel color together.
Pipe onto each brownie and top with candy sprinkles.
Recipe inspired from Ree Drummond's Black and White Brownies
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