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XOXO to Me: Let’s Get Brownie Bite Wasted

It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the coming of a new year. Now it is February; and it is time to celebrate love this Friday.

In preparation of Valentine’s Day, I decided to give myself an assortment of chocolate. It is not your grab it off the shelf and pay for it at the cash register type of chocolate. This assortment of chocolate is filled with aged rum, coconut rum, and even a mock mojito.

Brownie Bites

Brownie Bites

Box of Chocolates

Box of Chocolates

Start out with your basic brownie recipe. You can even use prepackaged brownie mix. I prefer to bake from scratch.

I used this basic brownie recipe below:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla (preferably alcohol free)
1/2 cup flour
pinch of salt

ONEPreheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
TWOLine an 8x8x2 inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
THREEIn a glass or metal mixing bowl, combine melted butter and cocoa, thoroughly.
FOURMix in sugar and combine thoroughly.
FIVEMix in eggs one at a time.
SIXStir in vanilla.
SEVENStir in flour and salt. Mix thoroughly but be careful not to over mix.
EIGHTPour mixture into baking pan.
NINEBake for 20 minutes or until done.
TENAllow to cool.

While the brownies are cooling, you can prepare your fillings, chocolate dipping sauce, and any additional toppings you may like.

For my sprinkled toppings, I chose cinnamon and sugar, coconut, crushed almonds, and crushed Coco Puff cereal. I placed those ingredients, in their own separate bowls, and set them aside.

For the chocolate coating, I melted 1 1/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips in a double boiler. I stirred in a 1/4 cup of heavy cream. I allowed the chocolate to cool without becoming too thick.

Now for the fun stuff, the infused flavors:

Mock Mojito
4 mint leaves
Juice from 1 Lime
1 tablespoon sugar

ONEPut all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
TWOCombine the ingredients together by crushing them with a pestle.
THREERemove the mint leaves.

Aged Rum
1/2 cup of Aged Rum
2 teaspoons vanilla (preferably alcohol free)
2 tablespoons powder sugar

ONEMix all ingredients together, thoroughly.

Coconut Dream
1/2 cup of icing (I used Wilton decorative icing. Any white icing will do.)
3 tablespoons coconut rum

ONEMix all ingredients together, thoroughly.

Now that the pan of brownies are cooled, scoop out about a 1 1/2 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon of brownies. Roll around into your hand to form balls. Place balls on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment paper.

Use a flavor syringe or pastry tip to fill the bites with whatever flavors you choose. When adding liquor, I suggest that the bites sit overnight to allow the flavor to set in. ALS, do not restrict yourself to the flavors above. You can add jam/jelly, caramel, or even nuts.

Pick each brownie bites with a fork and dip it in chocolate until the bite is fully covered. Allow the access chocolate to drip off. Place the chocolate covered bite on the wax or parchment paper. Sprinkle with your toppings. Allow to set before serving.

If you you really want to get jazzy, place each brownie bite in a small cupcake or candy liner. Carefully, place each bite in a candy box. Give the box of brownie bites as a gift to your loved ones. I gave my box to myself 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day XOXO

From Me 2 Me

From Me 2 Me

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. That’s a brilliantly easy idea, and they look fantastic!

    February 10, 2014
    • Thank you Charisma!! They were also fun to make 😉

      February 10, 2014

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