Mint Brownie Bites

Mint Brownie Bites
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Ingredients

  • For the brownies:
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the pans
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • large eggs
  • For the ganache:
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cups crushed peppermint candies (about 5 candies)

Directions

  1. Make the brownies: Heat oven to 350° F. Generously butter 2 12-cup mini muffin pans. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat. Remove the pan from heat and mix in the sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs and mix until combined. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined (do not overmix).
  3. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling them no more than two-thirds full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a brownie comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Set the pans on wire racks to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer the brownies to the racks and let cool completely. 
  4. Make the ganache: Place the cream and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high, stirring occasionally, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk to combine. Whisk in the peppermint extract. Let cool 10 minutes.
  5. Assemble the brownie bites: Spread the ganache over the cooled brownies and sprinkle with the candies. Place them on a baking sheet and refrigerate until the ganache is firm, at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
  6. Storage suggestion: Keep the brownie bites at room temperature in a single layer, covered, up to 3 days.
By December, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories 153
  • Fat 8g
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 31mg
  • Sodium 28mg
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrate 19g
  • Sugar 16g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 6mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Peppermint Twists from See’s Candies
For a sophisticated party treat, try substituting 1 tablespoon brandy for the peppermint extract in the ganache (omit the candies).

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