Delightfully chewy and cute as can be, these muffin pan brownie bites are the perfect size for snacking. We love to keep them on hand in the freezer to throw in a lunch bag or warm up for a quick dessert.
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Hello, my friends
It’s a good day because today I’m sharing my muffin pan brownie bite recipe with you. These muffin pan brownie bites are lovely chewy little morsels of delightfulness. I love that they freeze well so they are easy to defrost at room temperature or in the microwave.
They are a quick and easy way to bring a treat to an activity or pop in a lunchbox or gift bag to share with a friend.
And I’m even sharing an easy way to make them heart-shaped for valentines day (how fun is that?).
Brownie edges or brownie centers?
Which do you like better?
I like the edges, but they have to be perfectly done (not burnt). And the way I like them done usually means the center is extra gooey (sorry center-of-the-brownie people).
Well that’s where these muffin pan brownie bites comes in. They are the lovely brownie edges, my friends. The perfect ones that I always wish the entire brownie pan was made up of.
The nice thing about the recipe is that you can still have gooey if you like gooey. Just cook the brownie bites a bit less and there you go. When undercooked, the tops will fall slightly (just like brownies do) and they make lovely little ice cream cups. Yum.
As for me, I love these brownie bites just barely underdone or done just to the point where their tops don’t fall. If you wait too long they will be overcooked and no one needs an overcooked brownie in their life.
How to make muffin pan brownie bites
Mix up a quick brownie batter. Once all the flour is mixed in, mix the batter 40 good strokes with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to make sure everything is mixed well.
Scoop into muffin tins (I’ve found that a level #20 scoop is the perfect amount, aff. link).
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top if you want (they are delicious either way).
Then bake them.
Cool brownie bites in the tins on a cooling rack before removing.
Cute heart-shaped brownies
These brownie bites are fun and easy to make into a heart shape.
Use muffin liners in the muffin tins. Then scoop the brownie batter in and pop a marble on one side of the tins. They will bake in a heart shape.
If you are going for extra festive you can frost them and add pink sprinkles. Or just leave them as they are. Simple but cute.
Mini muffin pan brownie bites
I tested this recipe to see if it work work for mini muffin pan brownie bites.
I used a heaping #60 scoop and divided the batter evenly between 48 mini muffin cups (they were pretty full – almost to the top of the cups).
They baked up in about 16 minutes in my oven. The tops were overflowing over the top of the tins (because they were so full), but they were really cute and they tasted delicious.
I think if I was perfecting the recipe, I would cut down the amounts a bit so the mini cups weren’t so full or use a few larger muffin cups for the excess batter.
Let me know in the comments if you give the mini bites a try.
Okay my friends, I’ll leave you with one last piece of advice.
Try to not eat the whole batch of muffin pan brownie bites in one sitting.
If you’re like me, that will be the hardest step of all.
Recipe Source: Heather @ The Cook’s Treat
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