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Peppermint Mocha Brownie Bites


Peppermint Mocha Brownie Bites are fast and easy to make with no added frosting, cream cheese, or melted candy!  A great alternative to cake pops and the classic chocolate truffle. 

Peppermint Mocha Brownie Bites | URBAN BAKES


Today’s post will be a short one mainly for the reason that we’re now 4 days from Christmas, I haven’t done my shopping yet, and I need to get my tail out to the stores ASAP before the rain hits!  Technically, I have only 3 days since my family celebrates it on the Eve with a dinner around 6 followed by drinks and dessert and then the opening of gifts by midnight.  I think this is only common in the Hispanic culture because I don’t know of many others who celebrate Christmas this way.  Just curious, how do you celebrate yours?

Before I go, one of the most important things to remember about these brownie bites is that this is one heck of an easy recipe.  It can made on the fly about an hour or two before guests arrive or you can make it ahead of time.  To make things even easier, you can use boxed brownie mix.  Just don’t forget the espresso to make it mocha.

Plus, they’re perfect for any occasion.  I used peppermint candies to keep up with the Winter/Christmas theme but you can certainly use another crushed candy to substitute, and the espresso is optional.  Don’t forget, not only can the bites be displayed a nice addition on a dessert table, these could be boxed as a small gift too!

Peppermint Mocha Brownie Bites | URBAN BAKES

Peppermint Mocha Brownie Bites

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 24 brownie bites

Peppermint Mocha Brownie Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candy, crushed

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with aluminum foil leaving extra foil hang over two opposite sides for easy removal. Grease and flour bottom and sides of the foil; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, melt butter in microwave on HIGH for 30 second; stir. Reheat for another 15 seconds if necessary until fully melted.
  3. Whisk in sugar, cocoa and espresso. Beat in eggs and vanilla, about 1 minute.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold in flour until flour until completely blended in cocoa. Spread batter evenly into lined pan.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Allow brownies to cool to room temperature. Trim edges and flaky top crust for a smoother brownie bite, if desired.
  7. Break the soft brownie into small parts and roll into 1-inch balls. Dip each ball into crushed peppermint to coat and place into a small candy or cupcake liner to serve. ENJOY!

Notes

Keep in mind, the fudgier the brownie, the "stickier" it will be to allow the crushed candy to adhere.

Recipe source: www.urbanbakes.com

http://urbanbakes.com/peppermint-mocha-brownie-bites/

PS: The one other time I made peppermint mocha was this cake and it was made exactly a year ago!  Isn’t that something!

 


10 Responses to Peppermint Mocha Brownie Bites

  1. We celebrate half of my families Christmas on Christmas Eve too! We use to then come home and make some cocktails and stay up unwrapping presents between my brother, his wife and my parents. But now with little ones, that has all changed! But I do remember who fun it was.
    And peppermint brownie bites are gorgeous and sound even tastier!!

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  2. These sound wonderful and I love how simple the recipe is. The photos are gorg, as always ;) Love what you did with the text on that first one. Also- we do Christmas pretty much the same way! Dinner at 6 and then gifts. Plus we also celebrate Hanukkah so Christmas week is always CRAZY! There’s just never enough time to do it all. But I’m really happy to have found a church nearby that has a 6:15 service on the 23rd! So this year, I can finally get my boys to church before all the insanity begins. Hope you have a really happy one, Connie! xoxo

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