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Super Stuffed Brownie Bites

Super Stuffed Brownie Bites
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 16

Looking for a goodie to gift this holiday season? These Super Stuffed Brownie Bites are easy and fun to pack up for giving. Fill them with your favorite candy flavors. ...MORE+ LESS-

Scaron
August 4, 2016

Ingredients

1
(10.25-oz) pouch Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix, prepared per package directions
16
candies of your choice (such as mini/fun size peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, chocolates)
Frosting and sprinkles (different variety for each filling)

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat the oven according to brownie directions. Grease 16 muffin cups in a muffin tin. (Baking spray with flour included works well.)
  • 2
    Fill each of the muffin cups about 1/3 full with brownie batter. Place one candy in each cup, careful not to allow it to touch the sides of the muffin cups. Divide the remaining batter evenly among the 16 muffin cups.
  • 3
    Bake the brownies in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. Test with toothpick. Remove from oven and cool completely on cooling rack. Frost and decorate as desired.
  • 4
    Enjoy -- or package and give as gifts.
 

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe
More About This Recipe
  • Great to give as DIY gifts -- or to just stuff in your mouth! These brownies are pregnant with a sweet surprise in the center. Take a bite -- what's inside yours?

    The holiday season is big for homemade gifts in our house. There’s something so special about making presents for those you care about, knowing they'll enjoy them so much. So, every December, I make dozens of cookies and confections and give them to everyone from teachers to family members.

    But I hate to be predictable. That’s why I avoid chocolate chip cookies (I can make those any time of year!) and instead fill gift baskets with unique creations.

    These Super Stuffed Brownies totally fit the bill.

    They are crazy easy -- you bake the brownies in muffin tins so they are already portioned and ready to wrap up -- and they're ready in about an hour.

    Yummy Middles

    It’s the creative centers that really make these brownies … and the good news is that these can be as creative as you are. Go for mini or fun size candies, which are the ideal size for the muffin tins that you bake them in.

    Here are some ideas for yummy brownie middles:

    Mini peanut butter cups
    Sweet Moments Truffles (refrigerated aisle at your store)
    Mini peppermint patties
    Mini chocolates
    Mini marshmallows
    Chocolate-covered caramels
    Maraschino cherries
    Mini Oreos
    White chocolate candy
    Cinnamon candies
    Chocolate-covered peanuts
    Fruity Cheerios

    For the larger pieces, like the Sweet Moments and large ball truffles, cut them in half before placing them in the brownies.

    Easy Directions

    These are super simple. Mix up a batch of Betty Crocker brownie mix, and assemble your stuff:

    Then it's as easy as 1-2-3:

    Add brownie mix to about 1/3 of the muffin tin size. (A 1-1/4" cookie scoop is perfectly sized for this.) Then add your choice of centers -- candy piece, mini marshmallows, cherry, etc. Then add another scoop of brownie mix to cover the center.

    Bake at 350 for about 18-20 minutes, and cool completely on a cooling rack.

    Decorating Made Easy

    Decorate these any way you'd like! We used some white glaze icing (1/4 cup powdered sugar + water to a thin drizzling consistency) and decorated with sprinkles and some extra frosting like this:

    Or you could embed a hint to your nibblers -- put the same thing on the outside that you put on the inside! In this case, a mini Oreo cookie bite:

    Pretty Packaging

    When you're gifting goodies during the holiday season, it’s all about the flavor – and the packaging! A pretty paper plate, cello food bag, and wired ribbon and it's a wrap in about 2 minutes!

    Here’s how to make these brownies look as good as they taste:

    Cupcake liners. Cupcake liners add color and separate your brownie bites. Pretty on a cookie platter too!
    Packing multiples. Search your craft-store cake decorating aisle for cupcake boxes that hold 4 or more cupcakes. Then slip the brownies, cupcake liners and all, right on in.

    Any way you serve or give these, they are sure to be a hit. Surprises are great at the holidays, right?

    More Goodies to Share

    Giving home-baked goodies for gifts this year? Good choice! Here are a few that'll make your gift basket happy:

    Christmas Cookie Pops Recipe
    Vanilla Peppermint Fudge Recipe
    Merry Berry Wreath Cookies Recipe
    Holiday Chocolate Thumbprints Recipe
    Cran-Pistachio Cookies Recipe

    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about home cooking and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

    What would you want in the center of your brownie bite?

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