Brownie Bites and A Winner

by Jamie on July 20, 2009

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I started taking cake decorating classes through Wilton, so I have been hanging out in the baking aisle of Michael’s on a pretty regular basis. This activity is fun for me, but not so fun for my bank account.

I have a bunch of 40% and 50% off coupons from Michael’s and I feel as though these damn coupons send me in to a buying frenzy. I need to practice a little self-control when I enter the store this evening in hopes that I do not come home with more random stuff that I have no room for!

One of those random purchases was a silicone Brownie Bite Pan. Although this was a complete impulse buy, I love it SO much and I am glad I purchased it!

If you want one of your own, enter my blogoversary giveaway!

After the brownies cooled, I dipped them into a scrumptious pool of ganache and topped them with a tiny fondant daisy (another impulse buy). I thought these came out cute and were the perfect bite-sized snack for co-workers on the go!

These photos were taken with my new 50mm 1.4 lens. I really like this lens a bunch, but need a lot more practice with it! Check me out on twitter for a small twitter only giveaway as a thanks to my followers!

Now for the CNS sponsored giveaway for a Bubble & Brown 2-Piece Stoneware Baker by Rachel Ray.

Drum roll, please! The winner is Sara, of the blog Cupcake Muffin. Congratulations, Sara!!! I am sure you will love this bakeware as much as I do!!

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Brownie Bites

July 20th, 2009

Yield: 30 bites or an 8" x 8" pan

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Spray the Brownie Bite pan with nonstick cooking spray and place the silicone pan on a cookie sheet.

3. In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved.

4. Add sugar and mix well.

5. Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.

6. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until you no longer see any flour (do not over-mix).

7. Spoon or pipe into Brownie Bite Pan and bake (keep silicone pan on cookie sheet while in oven) for approximately 15 minutes (I started checking mine at 10 minutes). Do not over bake.

- adapted from recipezaar


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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Leslie July 20, 2009 at 11:37 am

congrats to the winner!!!
Adorable bites. I to stock up on the 50% off coupons and buy everything I DONT NEED!

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avatar Sara July 20, 2009 at 11:48 am

These brownie bites are SO cute! When I took the Wilton courses, all my money went to Michael's because of those 50% off coupons! Something about 50% off makes me feel like it's okay for me to buy more. :)

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avatar Faith July 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Congrats to the winner! Your brownie bites are adorable! I know exactly what you mean, when I get Michael's or JoAnn coupons I feel like I need to run right out and use them…I try to tell myself that it really isn't a bargain if I don't need what I'm buying, but I usually get suckered in anyway! :)

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avatar Jen July 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I bought the brownie bites pan as well. I used them to make square cake balls

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avatar oneordinaryday July 20, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I feel like that about ACMoore coupons. They kill my wallet.

Very cute dessert. I've had my eye on that brownie pan but haven't broken down and bought it just yet.

Thanks for sharing your props too. I always notice those on folks' pages and wonder where they found their stash of napkins, etc.

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avatar Fahrenheit 350° July 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Those are pretty much the cutest things that I've ever seen!

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avatar Jennifer July 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

WOw those are just SOOO cute!!!! Congreats to the winner!! :)

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avatar Baking Momma July 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

OMG I know what you mean about those darn coupons. Just this past Saturday I was racing to the store. I have my son with his two coupons and me with my two coupons. So that I can buy 4 things. Now that is 50% off. They were about to expire and I was not about to miss out on this. It is a sickness I tell you. I have been wanting to get brownie items and haven't now seeing your stuff I have to have them lol.

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avatar Sara July 20, 2009 at 8:17 pm

YAY! :) So excited! Thanks so much for doing the contest! Also, the brownie bites look super tasty!! :)

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avatar Maria July 20, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Love the brownie bites. I bet I couldn't stop at just one or two or three:)

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avatar Leslie July 20, 2009 at 10:13 pm

These are unreasonably cute! I have wanted to take the Wilton classes but they seem like a private club…they hardly even post the schedule at my neighborhood Michael's!

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avatar Swee San July 20, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Hi, I stumbled upon your blog and its great! I'm a wilton method instructor but over in Malaysia. Just wondering, for the giveaways, are they open to non-US residence ?

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avatar hot garlic July 21, 2009 at 3:11 am

These are absolutely adorable, love the flowers. Have some of my own of a different ALSO from an impulse buy… perhaps with a 50% off coupon and Michaels. I hear ya girl, all too well.

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avatar Jillie July 21, 2009 at 7:34 am

I love the food pictures! And I'm a out of the pan and into the mouth brownie type, but am inspired to make something so pretty.

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avatar Allison July 21, 2009 at 8:41 am

Love anything brownie- so these look wonderful!

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avatar Ingrid July 21, 2009 at 8:48 am

Congrats to Sara!

I've picked up and put back that brownie pan MANY times. Now you have me rethinking it again.
~ingrid

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avatar pigpigscorner July 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

THey are so cute!

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avatar Katrina July 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

Awesome brownies. I have that silicone pan, but have never made little chocolate covered bites as nice and well done as you have! Great job! (I have the same problem with Michael's as you do, step in to just grab a little something that I need and walk out having spent TOO much!) Sigh.

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avatar gratinee July 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Those little brownies are too cute! Almost too pretty too eat. Almost.

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avatar How To Eat A Cupcake July 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Those bubble and browns are so cool looking! :D

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avatar Linda July 22, 2009 at 5:02 am

tonite is my 3rd lesson of michael's cake decorating course one!! i am very anxious for creating the perfect rose…maybe not so perfect is ok as well…love your petite bites!

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avatar Tracey July 22, 2009 at 9:41 am

Yes, those 40% and 50% coupons are dangerous! I had to stop going to Michael's so I wouldn't go broke :) Your brownie bites look awesome. Great job with the new lens!

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avatar Jamie July 25, 2009 at 5:55 am

Oh yum are those brownie bites fabulous looking; really pretty and I'll bet they are too decadent and rich to have lying around my kitchen.

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avatar Jaime Richardson August 3, 2009 at 12:05 am

So pretty, like little petits fours, only better, because they're brownies.

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avatar Rachel August 4, 2009 at 9:39 pm

adorable! i'm dying to do a wilton course myself–especially if i learn how to make flowers as cute as yours!

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avatar katarney August 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I bought this pan on a recent trip to Canada and made brownies out there, but I love your idea of dipping them in ganache. I'll have to try that one!
http://katarney.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/too-cute-mini-brownies/

Kat

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avatar loriaim August 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm

i, too was skeptical about the pan…but for some reason, these brownie babies turn out just too perfect to be fairly compared to standard brownies cut very small. i like to drizzle white chocolate stripes or swirls on top, or just dust them with a bit of powdered sugar, but i love your ganache and decoration idea!

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avatar KIM WALKER March 24, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I am in love with your web site. I really dig it, seriously. So excited to make these tonight. The flower is perfect.

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