Muffin Pan Brownie Bites
Whenever I send my husband and daughter to the store, they come back with a pack of brownie bites. I’ve finally gotten the hint that they both like these small brownies with plenty of corners. With school about to start up again (and thus the need for lunch box treats and after – school snack) this is the perfect time to experiment and come up with my own homemade version.
- 1 stick margarine
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup self-rising flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- non-stick cooking spray
- [img src=”http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/muffin-tin-brownies-300×200.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”200″ class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-23262″]Start by preheating your oven to 350F. Spay a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Melt the margarine (either in a small sauce pan or in the microwave in a small bowl). Stir in the cocoa powder and then the sugar.
- Add the eggs and beat them in well. I use a handmixer for all this, but a whisk and some elbow grease work too.
- Mix in the vanilla extract and then the flour. Mix just until everything is well combined. You don’t want to overbeat your batter.
- Pour it into your prepared muffin tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownie comes out clean.
You can make these brownie bites out of any brownie recipe or even a store-bought mix if you’re so inclined. The recipe above is the one I use most often these days. It’s just as easy to use as a box from the store and tastes better. Feel free to add to this basic recipe. I’m sure it would be yummy with some chopped walnuts or chocolate chips mixed into the batter.
I fill the muffin tins about half full of batter and can fit the whole recipe into a regular muffin tin with 12 muffins. For thinner muffins, spread it out in two batches of 12 muffins and check them for doneness sooner. I’m sure using a mini muffin tin would be fun too.
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