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Triple Chocolate Sprinkled Brownie Bites

Triple Chocolate Sprinkled Brownie Bites


I blinked and it was Friday.

I seriously don’t have the faintest idea what happened to this week.

Or this morning.

I had this longlonglong list of 34,872 things that I needed to get done early this a.m. and I can’t really tell that I’ve accomplished anything. I’m actually still working on my list from yesterday. Is anyone else having this problem?

I am kind of freaking out a little bit because it’s DEFINITELY the middle of October and I have DEFINITELY had bear claw slippers on my feet for the last 3 days, and even though this weather is like getting smacked in the face with my-most-favorite-time-of-year kinda great, I feel like we are on a train that is speeding towards Christmas and I need to get off!!! Really. I need a few days to smell the roses. Or prune the roses. Or rake the leaves, maybe.

I feel like all the stores are rushing me. They are putting up Christmas decorations.

I’m just trying to find a box of Frankenberry.

Are we rationing the Halloween cereal? Because I can’t find Frankenberry ANYWHERE. I procured one box of Boo Berry, got exactly one bowl after I guilted my children into sharing, and that’s it. I’ve searched high and low and there is nothing to be found except 5 boxes of Count Chocula at the Dollar General. I don’t like chocolate in my cereal. Or my pancakes. Or my muffins. Frankenberry and Boo Berry are actually the only junky cereals I will eat, and since I can’t find them, I’m starting to feel like there is some kind of Halloween cereal conspiracy happening. I don’t wanna see one more box of that Christmas Cap’n Crunch on the shelves. I’M NOT READY!!!

And chocolate belongs in cookies.

For those of you that have already started your holiday shopping– I admire you and sort of despise you all at once. I don’t think I will ever master that kind of planning. I haven’t even made my kids’ Halloween costumes yet. So even though you are pretty amazing and organized and everything a real grown-up should be, could you slow down a little? Because the stores are marketing their stuff for YOU, not me. And I am trying desperately to catch up.

At this rate I’ll be putting Santa Claus candies out for the trick-or-treaters. Just saying.

So chocolate belongs in cookies. And brownies. And cake.

And Triple Chocolate Sprinkled Brownie Bites.

Ohhhh yeah.

I made these itty bitty so-full-of-chocolate-they-make-Hershey-jealous brownie cookie thingies for my friend, Rachael. She was having a bad week.

Please ignore my very chipped nail polish in this photo. I should have removed it, but since I basically misplaced Monday through Thursday, I didn’t have time.

These tiny cookies are chewy and fudgy like brownies and include melted dark chocolate in the batter, dark chocolate chunks mixed in, and chocolate ganache glaze.

You can see why chocolate in cereal might be completely unnecessary.

Especially since I probably had one of these with my morning coffee.

I DO remember that much of this week.

Triple Chocolate Sprinkled Brownie Bites
  • 1½ cups bittersweet dark chocolate, divided (approximately 1 (10 ounce) bag of bittersweet baking chips; I used Ghirardelli)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (maybe a tablespoon or two more, as needed for consistency)
  • ½-3/4 cup rainbow jimmies sprinkles
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place 1 cup of the bittersweet dark chocolate chips and the 3 tablespoons of butter in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan (or use a double-boiler) and melt, stirring constantly, over medium heat. When the chocolate is melted and smooth, remove it from the heat and set it aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat together the light brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla on medium until frothy. Then pour in the melted chocolate and beat for about 30 more seconds, until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, dark cocoa powder, baking powder, and kosher salt.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture gradually, making sure to scrape down the sides between each addition. The batter will be thick.
  6. Stir in the remaining ½ cup bittersweet dark chocolate chips.
  7. Drop the dough by rounded heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet and flatten just slightly.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the tops have a crackly appearance. Let them cool slightly on the cookie sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. To make the ganache glaze, place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a bowl.
  10. Heat the heavy cream over medium to medium high heat, watching carefully, until it simmers.
  11. Pour the hot liquid over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for about a minute and then stir until smooth and creamy, adding more cream as desired for consistency.
  12. Spread a sheet of wax or parchment paper over a clean work surface. Set out an empty plate to catch the sprinkles.
  13. Dip the cooled brownie cookies into the warm ganache, and then hold them over the empty plate and sprinkle with the rainbow jimmies.
  14. Place the sprinkled brownie cookies on the wax paper to set- to speed up the process you can refrigerate.
Leftover ganache can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks, frozen, or eaten immediately with a spoon, in case of a bad day emergency.

(adapted slightly from THIS recipe at Sweetapolita)
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Tuesday 16th of October 2012

Is there anything better than Ghirardelli chocolate chips? I think not. The problem is that I think they are SO good that I don't end up baking with them. I just eat them straight up.

Would love your leftovers. Any time. :)

Sugar Dish

Tuesday 16th of October 2012

So ACTUALLY this recipe doesn't require EXACTLY the whole bag of chocolate. Those bittersweet dark chocolate chips are so so good. I definitely ate some while I was baking. Ghirardelli = Amazing. I would happily share my leftovers!! But Chad takes more convincing. Like we might not be on speaking terms for a few days.


Sunday 14th of October 2012

I saw the brownies...I saw the chocolate...I saw the sprinkles...I came down to immediately start writing to you lol Girl you had me at chocolate and favorite combination EVER!!! Damn those sprinkles look so good hahaha The fact that these are brownies, ugh, someone shoot me lol One day, if I ever decide to eat sweets again I am starring this blog and will immediately make these!!! lol YUM!! Ok now I will finish reading your blog haha I love your pictures haha

OMG I feel the same about Christmas!! It's not even Halloween and there's Christmas trees up everywhere..grrr!!! And I used to LOVE Frankenberry...they make like fruit snacks now with those guys on it (jealous of all kids in America! haha). I don't even know if we sell them anymore...maybe there's a Frankenberry tracker lol Like a Santa tracker but for cereal...that would be awesome!!! Not for nothing but if you still can't find them... Amazon is my best friend, they have everything!!! And for 10 bucks you can get 4 boxes!!! Not bad, right? lol

I love chocolate in pancakes and muffins, what the heck Heather, are you not American? You've never had chocolate chip pancakes? lol just kidding...most of my family hates them too but that was always my go to! Although I never liked chocolate in cereal I hear ya on that one lol

This time of year always flies by because of all the holiday excitement. You just do your Halloween thing girl and if push comes to shove you can just hand out those Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes to the trick-or-treaters lol

Sugar Dish

Sunday 14th of October 2012

Hahaaaaaa. Right? I will hand out Little Debbie to trick-or-treaters! I can't get down with the chocolate chip pancakes or muffins... too rich and sweet. I'd rather just have cookies! I saw the Amazon link to Frankenberry when I was looking for the link to put in the post. I wanna know: why can the seller at Amazon fond FOUR BOXES of Frankenberry, but I can find none? Not fair. So glad you like the looks of the brownie bites. OMG they were so good. Chad has asked me three times when I'm gonna make them again!

Peggy Campbell

Saturday 13th of October 2012

So pretty! Christmas can get crazy, but so worth the frenzy! (When it's for all those you hold so dear.) I don't know where you got that Frankenberry fetish. Sounds awful to me. Keep cooking. I love your stuff!

Sugar Dish

Saturday 13th of October 2012

Embrace the Frankenberry. It makes your milk pink. I love the Christmas frenzy!!! I do not love when there are decorations at Lowe's while I'm still school supply shopping. Soooo annoying. You know that I can't stay out of the kitchen for more than a day. So it's a good thing you like what I'm cooking!

Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher

Saturday 13th of October 2012

Love the brownie sprinkled bites - I too, do not like chocolate in my cereal! But I LOVE Frankenberry. We found Franken & Boo Berry both at Walgreens of all places.

I cannot wait to try - I might add them to my insane list of Xmas cookies b/c they are colorful, easy to decorate and don't involve colored frosting (which for some reason I shy away from but don't mind food coloring in my sprinkles).

Sugar Dish

Saturday 13th of October 2012

These were reeeally good! And I made them small which I think is IDEAL for Christmas cookies (so you can have one of everything). They would be easy to decorate for any holiday-- just change the color of the sprinkles! I'm not super crazy about colored frosting either- especially on cookies! It looks pretty but I think the color gives it a bitter taste. And so, on that note, I am leaving for Walgreens.

The Healthy Apple

Friday 12th of October 2012

These look adorable; so cute and your blog is great! Just found it and cannot wait to check out all your recipes!

Sugar Dish

Friday 12th of October 2012

Thanks so much!! I appreciate it!! I love these brownie cookie things-- they were a little bit addictive, but worth EVERY calorie.