Monday, September 13, 2010

Too much chocolate? never!

Exercise is a dirty word... Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate. - unknown <-- that's funny.
I'm about to share with you the mother of all chocolate desserts. It is the most decadent chocolate brownie of all time. It is chocolate, upon chocolate, upon chocolate, dipped in chocolate (yes, I'm tearing up). Not only is it loads of rich chocolate, but it's fun size!
How amazing are these!!  I tell you what that Pioneer Woman is a genius.

After making this dessert I promptly went out and ran week 3, day 2 of the couch to 5 k. The chocolate definitely slowed me down. But I was guilt-free and lovin' cream.




Triple Chocolate Brownie Bites dipped in Chocolate
from The Pioneer Woman

BROWNIES
  • 4 whole 1-ounce Squares Unsweetened Chocolate, Melted And Cooled
  • 2 sticks Butter, Softened (but Not Room Temperature)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 whole Large Eggs
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1-¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chunks
  • ICING/GLAZE
  • 8 whole 1-ounce Squares Semi-sweet Chocolate, Chopped
  • 1 cup Cream, Heated
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees

For brownies, melt 4 ounces chocolate and set aside for 15 to 30 minutes, allowing to cool. Chocolate should not be warm.

Cream butter, vanilla and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs two at a time.

With mixer on low, drizzle in cooled chocolate. Mix until just combined. Add flour and mix until just combined. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl and mix for five more seconds.

Add chocolate chips and chocolate chunks and mix for just a few seconds, until they’re incorporated.

Generously grease mini-muffin pan. Scoop generous teaspoons of batter into each tin.

Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until set. Remove pans and invert on a cooling rack. Allow brownie bites to cool completely.

ICING/GLAZE
  • 8 whole 1-ounce Squares Semi-sweet Chocolate, Chopped
  • 1 cup Cream, Heated
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
To make the icing, mix cream with corn syrup and heat in a microwave safe container. Add vanilla to warm cream mixture, then add chopped chocolate. Stir until chocolate totally melts and mixture is smooth.

Add brownie bites face down in the icing. Dunk to submerge, and spoon icing over the top to thoroughly coat. Remove with a fork, tapping the fork to get the excess chocolate to drain between the tines. Carefully set on a baking mat or sheet of waxed paper.

You can top your brownie bites with sprinkles, nuts, salt, whatever you want.

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on the couch to 5K...it's how I started running, and it works! Stick with it :)

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  2. I tried these small delightful brownie bites. They are a-mazing. And they are good refrigerated too!

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