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Brownie Bites and A Winner

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!!

Brownie Bites

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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KIM WALKER

Wednesday 24th of March 2010

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

loriaim

Thursday 13th of August 2009

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!

katarney

Tuesday 11th of August 2009

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

Rachel

Tuesday 4th of August 2009

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

Jaime Richardson

Monday 3rd of August 2009

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

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