Chocolate Cherry Brownie Bites
These filled, bite-sized chocolate cherry brownies are perfect when you want just a little something sweet.
30 min.prep time
24 brownie bites
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice from jar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons finely chopped maraschino cherries
1/4 cup whipping cream
3 ounces premium white baking bar, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped maraschino cherries
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 to 5 maraschino cherries, sliced into 24 thin slices, patted dry
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 24 mini muffin pan cups; set aside.
Combine butter and sugar in medium bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and cherry juice; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Beat until well mixed. Gently stir in 3 tablespoons chopped cherries.
Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter into each prepared muffin pan cup. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 2 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Place 1/4 cup whipping cream and chopped baking bar in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) until bubbling around edges (30 to 60 seconds). Stir until smooth and completely melted. Refrigerate until thickened (45 minutes). Beat at high speed until light and fluffy; stir in 1 tablespoon chopped cherries.
Place 1/4 cup whipping cream and chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) until bubbling around edges (30 to 60 seconds). Stir until smooth and completely melted. Refrigerate until thickened (15 minutes).
Meanwhile, split brownies crosswise. Spread a heaping teaspoonful filling onto each cut-side of brownie bottom half; place cut-side of each brownie top half over filling.
Stir topping mixture until just slightly thickened and glossy. Spoon about 1 teaspoon topping over each brownie bite, allowing it to drip down sides. Garnish each with 1 cherry slice. Let stand until set. Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid.
Nutrition Facts (1 brownie bite)
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Recipe #14274©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.