Brownie Bites {Chewy and Fudgy!}


With Brownie Bites, everyone wins. Corner brownie lovers get their chewy edges; middle brownie lovers get their ooey-gooey centers. And those of us who only want our brownies one way—as quickly as possible—score with this fast, easy recipe too!

Brownie bites with one brownie broken in half to reveal its fudgy chocolate center

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When I worked in a corporate office, everyone’s favorite dessert was those deadly-yet-delicious two-bite brownies that came in the plastic tub.

  • Having a bad day?
  • Need a bit of courage before a meeting?
  • Out too late the night before?

A mini brownie (or three) would patch you right up!

Determined to recreate the magic of those fudgy little workday pick-me-ups, but with simple, real ingredients instead of a laundry list of additives, I got to work in my kitchen.

Chocolate brownie bites baked in a muffin tin with a fudgy chocolate center

5 Star Review

“Made these tonight! Perfect chocolate-y bite…rich and delicious!”

— Nicole —

Meet the best mini-brownies you’ll ever taste!

While my favorite brownie recipe of all time is the one in my cookbook (it’s worth a copy for that recipe alone!), these bite-size brownies win for the cuteness factor.

With my popular One-Bowl Brownies recipe as the foundation, these brownie bites are:

  • Deep, dark, and ultra chocolately.
  • Lightly crispy on the outside (for edge brownie lovers), and gooey on the inside (for middle brownie lovers)
  • A snap to make—requiring nothing more than a single bowl and a mini muffin tin.
  • Perfect for parties thanks to their fun, bite-size proportions.
  • Endlessly versatile with an array of brownie bite topping ideas (see below for suggestions).
Brownie bites on a cooling rack

How to Make Brownie Bites

With just a single bowl and eight everyday pantry ingredients, these fudgy, chewy bite-size brownies will have you saying goodbye to boxed brownie mix for good.


The Ingredients

  • Cocoa Powder. For intense chocolate flavor and that chewy brownie texture everyone loves (and rightfully expects).
  • Butter. I swear by butter over vegetable oil for the most fully flavored brownie bites.
  • Espresso Powder. An optional addition that deepens and intensifies the chocolate flavor.

Substitution Tip!

If you don’t have espresso powder, you may also try swapping for a an equal amount of instant coffee.

  • Sugar. Sweetens the brownies, and makes them moist and tender.
  • Eggs. The eggs whites give the brownies just enough lift, while the yolks add fat for flavor and richness.
  • All-Purpose Flour. Provides just enough structure to stabilize the brownie batter while baking without making these brownie bites cakey.
  • Vanilla Extract. Provides smooth flavor undertones that compliment the rich chocolate flavor of these brownie bites.
  • Salt. Just a pinch to balance everything out.

Dietary Note

The recipe for these brownie bites, as it is written, is not vegan. If you’d like to try your hand at making some killer vegan brownie bites, I recommend using this recipe for vegan brownies as a starting point.

The Directions

cocoa, sugar, butter and salt in a bowl over simmering water for brownies
  1. Heat the first four ingredients together over a pan of simmering water, until the butter melts.
stirring brownie ingredients over a bowl of simmering water until butter is melted
  1. Stir in the espresso powder and vanilla.
stirring eggs into brownie bite batter
  1. Add eggs one at a time (mix well after each).
adding flour to brownie bite batter
  1. Sprinkle the flour over the top and stir to combine.
a bowl of brownie bite batter
  1. Stir the batter for 40 additional turns, until it looks thick and glossy.
unbaked brownie bite batter in a mini muffin tin ready for the oven
  1. Spoon the batter into mini muffin tins and bake.
baked brownie bites cooling in a mini muffin tin
  1. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring the bites to a wire rack to finish cooling. ENJOY!

TIP!

Wondering how to get brownie bites out of a pan without destroying them? I find that generously greasing and flouring my mini-muffin tin makes all the difference difference in being able to cleanly remove the brownie bites after baking.

Mini fudgy brownie bites sprinkled with sea salt

Brownie Bite Variations

Jazz up the base recipe for these brownie bites with one (or more) of these tasty toppings or mix-ins.

Brownie Bite Mix-ins

All of these should be folded into the batter or sprinkled on top before baking.

  • Finely chopped pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, or pistachios
  • Mini chocolate chips or M&Ms candies
  • Finely chopped peanut butter cups, caramel candies, or crushed Oreos

Brownie Bite Toppings

Drizzle or sprinkle over the warm brownie bites after they come out of the oven (or just before serving).

  • Mini marshmallows (I like to return the brownies to the oven for a few moments to make the marshmallows toasted and gooey)
  • Crushed graham crackers (delicious when paired with the aforementioned mini marshmallows)
  • Caramel sauce, homemade chocolate ganache, or your favorite frosting (try this Mocha Cream Cheese Frosting)
Mini chocolate brownie bites

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Keep leftover bites in an airtight storage container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze. Brownie bites may be frozen for up to 3 months when stored in an airtight freezer-safe storage container. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

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