Brownie Bites

These homemade brownie bites are super easy to make and freeze beautifully. They’re made with all of the standard chocolate brownie ingredients, but made in a mini muffin tin instead of a baking dish. Poppable and delicious! These taste just like little bites brownies from your childhood!

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Homemade Brownie Bites on a white plate

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

If we’re being honest, then we can all admit that the corner pieces of brownies are always the most coveted and the ones people fight over. That’s why these mini brownie bites are so wonderful. Every piece is a corner piece! That’s thanks to these brownies being baked in a miniature muffin tin instead of a standard square or rectangular baking dish.

I basically used my favorite brownies recipe to make these homemade brownie bites. And trust me, they’re so much better than the ones you buy in the store! Even better, make a big batch and store extras in the freezer to enjoy at your leisure for a long while.

the author holding up one of these Homemade Brownie Bites with a bite taken out

Ingredients for Brownie Bites

  • Unsalted Butter: You can substitute salted butter. Just make sure to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Granulated Sugar: Adds the perfect sweetness to this brownie bites recipe.
  • Light Brown Sugar: I substitute some of the granulated sugar with light brown sugar to add extra chewiness to the brownie.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: I always recommend using a high quality cocoa powder. Dutch process cocoa will work in this recipe as well.
  • Instant Coffee: Helps to bring out the chocolate flavor in the brownies. You can use espresso powder as well if you have that on hand.
  • Baking Powder: Is used to give the brownies a little height.
  • Eggs: I prefer to use cold eggs in the brownie batter. I find it helps keep the brownie mixture together versus room temperature eggs.
  • Vanilla Extract: I use lots of vanilla! You can substitute peppermint or almond extract for a fun twist!
  • All Purpose Flour: I tried to use as little flour as possible in this recipe for a fudgier brownie.
  • Chocolate Chips: I have also used chocolate chips in this recipe, but you could also use chocolate chunks or chopped chocolate bars.

closeup of these Homemade Brownie Bites on a white plate

How To Make Brownie Bites

Preheat the Oven: To 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.

Brown the Butter: Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.

pouring browned butter into a glass bowl

Combine the Batter: Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down. Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it.

Adding eggs and vanilla to batter

Fold in the flour: And stir until combined. (Do not over mix). Fold in the chocolate chips.

adding in flour to batter

Bake: Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops look set and a toothpick comes out mostly clean.

Cool: Let the bite size brownies cool in the pan for 10 minutes then run a knife along the edges of the brownie to release it from the pan. Place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Homemade Brownie Bites baked in a mini muffin tin

Storage Instructions

Store any cooled leftover brownie bites in an airtight container or plastic bag and store at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Let them come to room temperature or zap in the microwave for 30 seconds or so to reheat.

Homemade Brownie Bites on a white plate

Tips and Variations

  • Change up the mix-ins! I used semisweet chocolate chips, but you could use other chocolate chips like milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate. You could also use peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or candy pieces.
  • Bake in fun muffin tins for holidays and special occasions. For example, you could bake these in heart-shaped muffin tins for Valentine’s Day.
  • Make this homemade brownie bites recipe even simpler by using a boxed brownie mix.

Homemade Brownie Bites on a white plate

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Brownie Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24

These homemade brownie bites are super easy to make and freeze beautifully. They're made with all of the standard chocolate brownie ingredients, but made in a mini muffin tin instead of a baking dish. Poppable and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetend cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If you are using a dark colored pan I recommend lowering it to 325 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
    Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.
  • Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down.
  • Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it.
  • Fold in the flour and stir until combined. (Do not over mix). Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops look set and a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  • Let the brownie bites cool in the pan for 10 minutes then run a knife along the edges of the brownie to release it from the pan. Place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Brownie Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie Bites, Chocolate, Cocoa powder

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