I recently got married and my husband and I had these incredibly delicious wedding favors. They were brownies that had been shaped into balls and dipped in white or milk chocolate. The white ones were decorated to look like a bride and the darker ones looked like tuxedos. Our guests raved about them. Ever since then I have been obsessed with making my own version of brownie bites. Here is a recipe for my easter adaptation of these little balls of gooey chocolately goodness…
For the brownies:
2 and 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate- coarsely chopped
1 stick of unsalted butter-cubed
1 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
For the decoration and egg shells:
Dipping Chocolate (I use about 3 squares)
Any kind of frosting that hardens (different colors)
Glitter sprinkles in Easter colors
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter an 8×8 pan and set aside. Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Stir in the vanilla and eggs until incorporated then add the flour and salt until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake about 35 minutes (until toothpick comes out almost clean).
Ok… here comes the hard part… DO NOT EAT THE BROWNIES. I know, they look good and smell good but trust me they are even better after they are dipped in MORE chocolate.
Once the brownies are completely cooled (chilled a little in the fridge works best) take a fork and break them up.
Once you have mushed them all up try to remove the hard crusty parts (like the edges). Now go ahead and eat all the crunchy chocolate pieces you just removed- wash your hands and get back to work. Grab about a tablespoon of brownie mush (that is the official description) and roll into the shape of an egg and set on a cookie sheet. Continue making eggs until there is no more brownie mush left. Chill the eggs in the fridge for 20 minutes or overnight.
The eggs should look like this…
My husband says they look like brownie poop. I prefer “bits of brownies that are about to become fudgy bites of heaven” but to each his own.
While the brownies are chilling melt the chocolate according to package instructions. Take out the brownies and dip them in the chocolate coating and place on wax paper to harden. I like to use tooth picks to stab them and plunge them into the chocolate (double dipping is allowed).
After the chocolate has hardened decorate the eggs with the frosting and sprinkles so they look like easter eggs. Alright… now go ahead and eat them!
Happy easter everyone!