Chocolate Dipped Brownie Bites

One of my favorite homemade brownie recipes dipped in chocolate and served as little bites!

Bite-sized homemade brownies covered in chocolate and sprinkles! Easy recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

I went on a sprinkle binge this weekend.

Pardon my recipe-repeat today.  Although I’m sure you never saw the originals posted back in March.  I figured I’d showcase the brownie bites for you again because (1) I wanted to bake these brownies and (2) I want you to bake these brownies.

Get it? Got it. Good.

Bite-sized homemade brownies covered in chocolate and sprinkles! Easy recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Whether they are bite sized, oversized, or regular… I’m pretty picky about my brownies. Actually, it’s the brownie texture I’m particular about.

You see, brownies come in all different forms.  They may be cake-like, fudgy, chewy, moist, dense, greasy, or dry.   Or a weird combination of all of the above.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I prefer my brownies so chewy and so fudgy that they taste like a dense chocolate frosting you can eat with a fork.  Not greasy, not cakey, and certainly not dry.  Eww.

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But it’s an arduous task to find a homemade brownie recipe that is fudgy, but not greasy.  Tender, but not cakey.  Chewy, but not dry.  Luckily, I have a no-fail homemade brownie recipe encompassing all that.

A recipe that has won my heart for years.

My brownie selling points: this recipe uses melted quality chocolate instead of cocoa powder, thus producing an extremely rich, intense chocolate flavor without drying the brownie out.  I also use as little flour as possible, so I can avoid a cakey brownie. There’s also NO mixer needed!  Simply melt the butter and chocolate and add the remaining ingredients.

Easy peasy.

Bite-sized homemade brownies covered in chocolate and sprinkles! Easy recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

To make the brownie bites, I simply cut the baked and cooled brownies into tiny squares.  You could also cut them into rectangles or use cookie cutters to make assorted shapes.

I chill my brownie bites before I dip them because they are much too delicate to dip into heavy chocolate when they are room temperature.

For dipping my goodies, whether it is chocolate covered pretzels or today’s brownies, I almost always use Ghirardelli Baking Bars.  These bars are good quality chocolate and melt very easily.  Plus, I can usually find them on sale and stock up.

The amount of chocolate in my pantry at any given time is startling.

Bite-sized homemade brownies covered in chocolate and sprinkles! Easy recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Now comes the fun part!  After you melt the chocolate, simply dip the top of the chilled brownie bite into it.

Did I even need to type that out?! 😉

Then you can go sprinkle-crazy with your brownie bites!  Use any sprinkles your heart desires.  For today’s brownies, I used my collection of Halloween sprinkles.  Pretty!

I need to admit that it’s not the double dose of chocolate that sold me on this recipe.

It was the sprinkles.

Obviously.

Bite-sized homemade brownies covered in chocolate and sprinkles! Easy recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

A chocolate treat to add to your holiday recipe arsenal, these brownie bites are sure to be gobbled up by kids and adults alike.  I plan to wrap them up in little treat bags for my coworkers and friends during the holidays.

Friends reading this post: please act surprised.

*If you prefer, you may use a boxed brownie mix instead the homemade brownies. I promise, I won’t be mad.

Bite-sized homemade brownies covered in chocolate and sprinkles! Easy recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Chocolate Dipped Brownie Bites

One of my favorite homemade brownie recipes dipped in chocolate and served as little bites!

Ingredients:

Homemade Brownies

(or use your favorite box mix)

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet (or semi-sweet) chocolate (I used two 4 oz Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Dipping

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate*  (I used two 4 oz Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars)
  • sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 11 x 7 inch baking pan (or 9x9 pan) with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter and semi-sweet chocolate in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly untie smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature (about 15 minutes).
  3. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate/butter mixture until combined. Add in the eggs one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Whisk in the vanilla. Gently fold in the flour and salt. Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top with a knife. Bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out *almost* clean.
    Allow brownies to cool completely (I stuck mine the refrigerator for 1 hour) and cut into bite-sized squares using a cold knife for clean cuts. Allow to chill the brownie bites for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. The bites must be cold when you dip them.
  4. When the brownie bites are chilled, begin to dip them. In a medium size bowl, melt the chocolate chips or baking chocolate for about 30 seconds in microwave, stirring every 10 seconds. Microwave for longer until chocolate is completely smooth.
  5. Dip brownie tops into melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles. Chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes until chocolate is hardened. Makes about 48 bites. I kept my brownie bites in the refrigerator.  They are good up to one week stored covered.

Recipe Notes:

*If using chocolate chips instead of pure chocolate, add 1 tsp shortening as you melt it to make the chocolate thin enough for dipping. Chocolate chips may not be used as the chocolate in the brownie recipe.

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34 Comments

Comments

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust on September 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Oh my goodness Sally. Can I go on your sprinkle binge with you? If we ever meet you need to make these for me. I need to make these for me. The fudgier the better!



  2. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on September 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I am all for sprinkle binges 🙂 These look great and really made me in the mood for chocolate!



  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel on September 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Um, how are your pictures consistently SO gorgeous? And your recipes fail-proof and positively delicious? I’m convinced you practice magic or sorcery or something because this is unreal. Sprinkle binges are the best kind of binges. And these brownies are the bees knees!



    • Sally on September 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      Hayley! We’re twins with our sprinkles this weekend. I love it! THANK YOU for the sweet comment regarding my photos! They are the hardest part. Not baking or finding the time to blog, but learning how to shoot pictures in the right light has been tough! “The bees knees!” I always say that lol 🙂



  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life on October 1, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Sprinkle binges are the best kind! I keep checking our Target but no sprinkles yet! But at least I can bake some awesome looking fudgey brownies…I’m sure I have loads of other holiday sprinkles that need used up! I am seriously craving brownies now:-)



    • Sally on October 1, 2012 at 6:03 am

      Target is where I bought mine! It the Halloween section. 🙂



  5. Jazz on October 1, 2012 at 12:20 am

    OMG! These look so good! The only problem with bite sized food though…one is never enough! Can’t wait to try these babies 😀



  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks on October 1, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Sally they look awesome. I LOVE the dark chocolate with the pop of sprinkles. They just POP off the screen! I can tell you took your time with these images. Great clarity and detail! And of course, great recipe. Really, you cannot go wrong with all that chocolate! And sprinkles 🙂 Great minds think alike b/c I have a very chocolaty week coming up!



    • Sally on October 1, 2012 at 6:02 am

      The lighting and camera were not my friend over the weekend, so I appreciate your comment Averie! It was tough! A simple recipe, but I wanted an excuse to bake with all my sprinkles!!



  7. Sally on October 1, 2012 at 6:01 am

    How my blogging career began is a long and winded story but you can read excerpts in my about page. Use social media portals (twitter, FB, etc) to get your name out there. Thanks Katie and good luck with your blog!



  8. Aimee @ ShugarySweets on October 1, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I love a good sprinkle binge….and a good brownie!



  9. Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! on October 1, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Honestly, these could not look any more perfect! And I love all the sprinkles! So cute and fun 🙂



  10. Jen @ Savory Simple on October 1, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I’ve never been much of a sprinkle person but I think these might change my mind! I just love how vibrant these look.



  11. Elaine on October 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Dense, chewy, fudgey brownies are the best! Totally worth doing another post on them 🙂



  12. Cassie on October 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Halloween sprinkles? I am all over that idea. And brownie bites: um, yes, please! My hubs will adore these!



  13. Erin @ Texanerin Baking on October 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I’m so jealous of your sprinkles. They just make everything more cheery! And I love your description of the brownies. You clearly understand the problems afflicting the brownie world today. 🙂



    • Sally on October 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      i agree about the sprinkles! they fix everything. brownies can be wayyyy too over the top, but a nice thick, fudgy, chewy brownie will go pretty far. 🙂



  14. Lara on October 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Honestly, Ive never loved making brownies….I think these may change my mind. And I think sprinkles make everything look better…they are happy 🙂 Awesome as usual!!



    • Sally on October 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      thanks Lara! i think sprinkles make these brownies much more fun and they’re bite sized. the best part!



  15. Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie on October 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I LOVE sprinkles! I think it’s my favorite part of every holiday 😉 They just make everything so much better!



  16. Jessica on October 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    A new Bulk Barn just opened up in my neighbourhood, and they have practically an entire isle just for sprinkles! Every colour! I though of you instantly, and then proceeded to buy the Halloween mixture for the chocolate-covered pretzels of yours I made yesterday.



  17. Nicole @ Lapetitebaker on October 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Sprinkles make the world go round! And these brownies! What can I say except, I think you may have just produced my favorite dessert ever. Chocolate on chocolate equals love.



  18. Julie @ Table for Two on October 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    how cute and perfectly bite-sized are these?! so great for a halloween/fall get together!! i love the sprinkles, as always 🙂



  19. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl on October 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Fudgy brownies are the ONLY way to go, in my opinion! Hmmmm, I bought a TON of Halloween/fall sprinkles over the weekend and need a good reason to put them to use…I’m thinking THESE for the football game this weekend! And while your original pictures back in March were still fabulous, it gives me hope that my photography skills might improve over time, too. I’m always in awe of your photos, Sally!



    • Sally on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 am

      thank you ashley! it’s funny, as a food blogger… it’s not the baking that leaves me stressed, it’s the photography that I lose sleep over. I never think it’s perfect enough! But each picture is practice and it’s a continuous learning journey! 🙂



  20. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious on October 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Bite-sized brownies? Sally, these look dangerous because I know that the deceiving “bite-sizedness” is going to have me eat a gazillion of these! Plus, they’re so pretty! Those sprinkles are enablers!



  21. Good Food Good Friends on October 2, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I love these! I can think of so many ways to decorate them for all different occassions. Perfect!



  22. luv what you do on October 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I love all the bright colored sprinkles. I need to make a run myself! These look incredible! My mouth is watering and I am craving some chocolate now!



  23. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today on October 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    It’s so colorful and beautiful!



  24. Irish on December 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Hi, Love your blog and hope you can advise me. I’d like to make your recipe in mini muffin pans with baking cups. Do you think it will work if I just cut the baking time? Obviously I won’t be able to dip them so will frost instead. Thanks!



    • Sally on December 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Hi Irish – yes this will work just fine in a muffin tin. In fact, I’ve made a recipe like this but with peanut butter instead – you may want to check this recipe for the baking time: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/03/28/peanut-butter-chocolate-brownie-cups/



      • Irish on December 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

        Thanks, will be making them for a holiday party next week. Going to frost with a white icing and decorate with Xmas sprinkles. I’ll be making those peanut butter brownies soon, too. Let you know how they turn out.



  25. Lily Erskine on February 7, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Love your recipes so much, this is my go-to brownie recipe! I’ve done a twist on it in a new blog post, hope you like it!



    • Sally on February 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Can’t wait to check it out Lily!!



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