Triple Chocolate Brownie Bites

This recipe uses a mini muffin tin to make perfectly portioned brownie bites. Rich and indulgent all by themselves. You can dress them up for a special occasion with a bit if chocolate glaze. Pop unglazed brownie bites into a freezer bag to enjoy them 2 or 3 at a time when chocolate cravings hit.

Perfectly portioned brownie bites. Rich and indulgent all by themselves. You can dress them up for a special occasion with a bit if chocolate glaze.

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz 

Raise your hand if you like rich brownies with surprise chocolate bits hidden in each bite and keep them up if you wish you brownies fit into your weight loss eating plan. I can’t actually see those hands but I am betting there are many.

These chocolaty brownie bites are one of my favorite little sweet treats. I never feel guilty making a batch of these treats. I reduce the temptation to nibble mindlessly by keep them in the freezer. You can pop 2 or 3 in the microwave for about 10 seconds to make them warm and slightly gooey.

Perfectly portioned brownie bites. Rich and indulgent all by themselves. You can dress them up for a special occasion with a bit if chocolate glaze.

These are especially easy because I start with a boxed brownie mix then ignore the directions on the box. Baking from scratch is always fun but there is something really great about going from mix to oven in just a couple minutes. For busy moms, semi-homemade is a great compromise.

Perfectly portioned brownie bites. Rich and indulgent all by themselves. You can dress them up for a special occasion with a bit if chocolate glaze.




Triple Chocolate Brownie Bites
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
This recipe uses a mini muffin tin to make individually portioned brownie bites. The mini muffin cups measure about 1¾ inches in diameter and are 1 inch deep. Rich and delicious all by themselves. You can dress them up for a special occasion with a bit if chocolate glaze.
Author:
Serves: 40
Ingredients
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, unsifted
  • 1 - 7 ounce (200 gram) Fage 2% plain strained Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup (46 grams) Mini Chocolate Chips - alternately 46 grams of dark chocolate finely chopped
Chocolate Glaze (optional)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon low fat milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • small pinch of salt
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare mini muffin tins by wiping the inside of each cup with paper towel coated with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl: use a fork to mix together the contents of the brownie mix packet, cocoa powder.
  3. Add the yogurt and water. Stir with a spatula just until the bater becomes uniform in color and texture. Now fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Fill each prepared mini muffin cup ⅔ t0¾ of the way, this is just about 1 measured tablespoon of batter per brownie.
  5. Bake at 350 for 15 - 17 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Chocolate Glaze
  1. In a small bowl stir together the ingredients using a fork. It may initially appear to need more liquid but keep stirring until it all comes together. Once the glaze looks like frosting you may add a drop or two more milk to thin it a little more, be conservative with your additional liquid.
  2. Drizzle over the brownies with a spoon or scoop into a small plastic sandwich baggie. Squeeze the glaze down into one corner of the bag and clip away only finger nail width of the corner to start. Squeeze in thin ribbons over the brownies. If needed away trim a tiny bit more of the corner to enlarge the opening. The glaze will dry firm and smooth but not completely hard like royal icing.
Notes
Make sure your muffin pan is clean before baking additional batches in the same pan. If there are crumbs in the pan the next batch will likely stick.
Chocolate glaze from Gina's Recipes at skinnytaste.com
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bite Calories: 71 Fat: 1.4g Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: .6g Protein: 1g

Comments

  1. I was fortunate enough to sample one of these at a recent WW meeting (thanks so much!). Now I want to make a batch to share with my family and co-workers. My question is regarding the yogurt. If I can find the Fage 2% yogurt, should I strain it, or is it already strained? (Still learning to play more with fats when baking)…

    • Great Kathy! All the Fage yogurts are strained already. Don’t be afraid of the 2% in this recipe. It gives the brownies a rich texture. It is also interesting to note, unless I ran the numbers wrong, they will still be 2 PP if you use non-fat so you might as well indulge a little! Have fun and Happy Valentines Day.

  2. I’m not an avid chocolate lover, but these are super delicious. Thank you so much for your creativity and for your generosity in sharing the recipe.

Leave a Reply

Rate this recipe: